Friday, August 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Magic - #62

Credits:  Background by Finecrafted Designs, other elements googled.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Exotic - #64

Corners: Lorie Davidson, Scrapbook Graphics
Background: Finecrafted Designs
Bird - Elizabeth Golden
Girl: Public Domain

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gateway - #79

Background, woman and elements from Finecrafted Designs.  Photoshop tweaking.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Secrets - #100

Who knows what secrets these two share?   This is for the 100 challenges "Secrets" challenge.
Credits:  Finecrafted Designs (background), Peter Paul Rubens (portrait), all else net-surfed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Windmills - #68

"The Quixotes of this age fight with the windmills of their own heads."  ~  John Cleveland
Credits:  Finecrafted Designs for background.  Many Google images blended and grunge crackle overlay applied.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stars - #34

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves..."  ~Anonymous quote.
Credits:  Background mine with overlays from Creates Wings Designs and Jofia Devoe.  Googled image of Liza.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two Roads - #44

Of course "Two Roads" brings to mind the Robert Frost poem with its famous lines ..."I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference".    My two roads are a blend of images gleaned from internet surfing. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Universe - #56

Credits:   Finecrafted Designs
               Jofia Devoe

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Male - #46

There are those who don't see beyond the boundaries of themselves,  who spend their lives looking for elusive happiness, never knowing if they turned their sight outward and gave of themselves they might find fulfillment.
"An empty man, filled only with himself".    ~ Edward Abbey

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Smile - #14

After two very somber entries, I decided it was time to lighten up with #12 - Smile.   The most wonderful smiles are those of babies, with their eyes full of innocence and trust. 
"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."   ~ Carl Sandburg

Friday, April 15, 2011

Desolate - #92

The desolation of an empty abundance......the search for meaning.
Credits:  Finecrafted Designs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Broken - #52

 Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers - stern and wild ones - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss. ...       ~The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cave - #21

This is a blending of a number of images of caves and cavemen and cave painting.  I used some filters to try to achieve a sense of depth.   Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Half - #20

It was not mentioned in polite family circles, but Aunt Eloise was ambivalent about her sexuality ......
Eloise's feminine side is from a Land of Nod freebie, and her masculine side is from Flickr Free to Use images.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Puzzle - #98

Does juxtaposition
Come to fruition
Or circle in square
Belong just there
Would it all be a tangle
Without a rectangle
Maybe an oval would do
Ahhh, 'tis a puzzle, 'tis true.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Upside Down - #17

Credits to Fidlette and Flickr Collage Images for this one.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Abandoned - #38

When I saw  this desolate and abandoned bus, I knew there had to be ghostly figures boarding it on their journey to the end of the line.      

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ancient - #9

This challenge led me to Egypt, the land of pharoahs and pyramids, the beautiful Nefertiti, and the ancient secrets of the River Nile.   The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world.   Until the advent of modern skyscrapers, it was the tallest structure in the world.   To date, its many passages have yielded no mummies or treasure, and the passages led to empty chambers.  It is believed that either ancient tomb raiders have plundered all the treasure, or that the mummy of the Pharoah Khufu is still cleverly hidden within or beneath the Great Pyramid. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

White - #36

This was an interesting challenge.   The image is from the NYPL (1880's) slightly altered, and elements are from Catherine Designs.   Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Way Out - #59

Before I retired, I had a high-pressure sort of job, and I sometimes felt as if there was no way out.   I used to say I needed a private Primal Scream Room.   This is my interpretation of it.   Ah, glorious retirement!  No more need for the Primal Scream Room!

Monday, March 21, 2011

In the Storm - #96

I am a child of the prairie.  I love nothing better than watching a storm build in the distance,  the clouds roiling and blustering their way closer until I can hear the distant patter of rain on the corn fields, building to a crescendo as the first fat drops splat into the dust of the barnyard, thunder booming and lightning streaking across the prairie sky.   There is a fragrance to summer rainstorms on the prairie I long to sense once more.   Rain in the city is an entirely different experience, special in its own way, but a prairie rainstorm is unsurpassed. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sorrow - #28

This cemetery statue is the epitome of abject sorrow to me.   I've subjected it to several filters and tints.   I am sorry I no longer have the origin of the border.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dark - #4

The sights and sounds of the city at night are many and varied.  Neon signs, twinkling lights, people at windows,  the sounds of music echoing from the pubs,  all accompanied by the spirits of the past.    All images from net surfing. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Umbrella - #30

The umbrella girl image is from E-vint, and the background is by Pepeetje.   Emboss filter was used.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Innocence - #8

There's nothing like the innocence of a child.  If only we all could hold on to a bit of that wonder.   This little guy is an E-vint image, colorized and filtered.   The William Blake quote seemed to fit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journey - #35

Face from a magazine, the rest googled.

Waiting -#55

Credits:  Elements from D.Franz, J Bolton, L Davison of Scrapbook Graphics.  Image an E-vint freebie.