Sunday, March 25, 2012

Butterfly Queen

Practice, practice, practice!
Practice makes perfect!

As you can see (I hope!), I've been practicing.
I've been picking up new tips and tricks
of the trade as I go along.  I've received
wonderful help from Jackie, Aleesa & Gale
with shortcuts in PS, how to load new
brushes & actions to PS, and support
in continuing my newest form of art.

Gale, over at Paper Whimsy asked if I
would consider writing a tutorial from
my point of view as a beginner.  I
agreed, and Gale will be sharing it
with those that are signed up to receive
Paper Whimsy's newsletter (!/paperwhimsy)
 in the next week or so.  If you're
not already signed up, head over to
Facebook and "LIKE" Paper Whimsy and
while you're there...sign up for
the newsletter.  That way
you won't miss out on my tutorial when
it's unveiled.  It will take you step-by-step
through creating a piece of digital art
and I share lots of short-cuts with you.

Hope you enjoyed Butterfly Queen, and
I hope that she inspired you to try
something new.  Whether it's Digital
Art, or something else you've always
wanted to do.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Irish Blessing

So this week leads us to St. Patrick's Day and I felt that I needed to pay tribute to my Irish background.  Here's an Irish Maggie with a beautiful blessing for you all.

May the blessing of the rain be on you—

the soft sweet rain.

May it fall upon your spirit

so that all the little flowers may spring up,

and shed their sweetness on the air.

May the blessing of the great rains be on you,

may they beat upon your spirit

and wash it fair and clean,

and leave there many a shining pool

where the blue of heaven shines,

and sometimes a star.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 9, 2012


Digital art has quickly become my
new obsession as you can all see.

I have been trying to learn new features
during each piece so that it not only is
art, but a learning experience.

One of my newest lessons was offered by
Gale Blair over at Paper Whimsy.
She offered this shortcut.  Instead of
using the dropdown box to transform
an image, she offered Ctrl-T.  Works
great and I'm so happy to add that
to the other shortcuts I use.

I decided to go a little abstract on
this piece and play with colors.

Honestly, once you start playing
with Photoshop, you won't want
to stop...and digital is a wonderful
way to get your quick fix of art
when you don't want to
make a mess.

I see that I've added some new
friends to my blog. Thanks
for stopping by and seeing
what I have to offer.  I hope
that you'll take a few minutes
to leave a comment or ask
a question about Digital Art.

Hope you find time this
weekend to art. <3 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Delight

Here's my digital art from this weekend.

Learned something new from a friend and

was so happy to see how easy it is to do.

I wanted to add shadows and my friend Aleesa

showed me how to do it. Who knew it was

going to be as easy as click & pick a drop down.

Oh my gosh, I'm in love!

If you haven't ever created digital art, you

must try it. It is easier than you think

and with the images I've been using from Paper

Whimsy in the Hybrid's easier than

cutting out an image.

I've noticed a few more folks working on

Digital Art lately. I feel some new artwork

inspiration coming from all directions.

Hope you have a super week. I'm working

on a secret project that I hope to have done

mid-week, so you may not see anymore images

from me until later this week. Hugs!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

B is for Bird

Can't help myself!

I have now spent my 7th night up late at night working

on digital art. I find myself yawning mid-day, and

wishing I had slept just a bit longer. But what's the fun

of that? I much prefer looking at art.

Tomorrow I meet up with 4 of my friends for a

weekend of art and chatting. Two will be

scrapbooking and three of us will be creating

whatever our hearts desire. You all know what my

heard desires right now. Along with Digital

art, I'll also be working on my art for our

Hugo Cabret book club. I've got a good

start on it, and might even finish it

this weekend. That would be great!

I'd be ahead of the game.


I continue with my new found obsession.

I look forward to learning new skills to help make my

creations "sparkle". While I'm loving the fact I don't need

adhesive to put my collage together...I do miss the fact that

I have not sparkle. I will have to look it up and see

how I can add realistic looking sparkle to my night sky.

I've been over at Paper Whimsy's Shoppe checking out

Gale's beautiful images. She's added some new images

to help my new found love even more fun.

in·can·des·cent [in-kuhn-des-uhnt]

1. (of light) produced by incandescence.
2. glowing or white with heat.
3. intensely bright; brilliant.


electrifying, brilliant, dynamic