Sunday, March 23, 2014


I did this for the Photoshop Artistry Group Challenge 23 where we were to create a piece of art that expresses a kind of contented timelessness.

It started out cut and paste and then to Photoshop to add the history of the world civilizations and an engraving of islands etc.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

China Watch

This is a cut and paste collage of vintage screen papers and brought into Photoshop for the vignette and chop signature. The red is an older map of China in red and pinks. Marvelous! The watcher is from a comic book.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Red Raven

The wonderful ad I found in a 1907 Cosmopolitan magazine had a full page Red Raven ad. It is the Egyptian looking blue bird in the background. It seemed very familiar to me so I searched through my Victorian Trade Card collection in the medicinal section and found one advertising Red Raven. The chromolith is featured on the digital pin I made for this collage. It was a mineral water that was very healthy for you hence the Red Cross armband.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


It took most of the year to recover from a major computer crash but I now have a new computer, a new printer and a better backup strategy. They are now playing tougher very nicely...sigh.

With the computer down and tending an ill friend I turned to paper and scissors. There is comfort in hand work that I have missed and I still don't love "messy" but I did enjoy the cut and paste class with Randel Plowman.

Here are a few works completed after the class.  These were all "cut and paste" paper.

Venus Rising


Lady Moon

Chart a Course

An Odd Number

I continue to go from the "physical" to the "digital" cut and paste and then back and forth again.

Love layers, love exploring and the magic involved.

White on White

I was taking photos for the Amt Dig Site project but this photo turned into a digital montage.

 The glove mold was a ready candidate for more digital exploration.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Porcelain Containers ADS Area 6

I liked the idea of this series, Amt Dig Site, but I got overwhelmed by the number of items. I do plan to return to this project this year. Please see previous posting for more information.