Tuesday, 20 September 2016

THE THREE MUSES


SIMPLY SEPIA

The Three Muses' theme this week is SIMPLY SEPIA and so here is my interpretation.

Credits - from the Public Domain.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

TAKE A WORD


Hey, I'm back and so glad to be making art again.

We have BIRDS as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week!  Tah Da!

Credit to SharingTubes.

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Monday, 29 August 2016

THE THREE MUSES

It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week which Marie has kindly offered to post for me as I will be away in Turkey for a couple of weeks.

Here's my bit of BLACK AND WHITE WITH A SPLASH OF COLOUR.   I've made a note not to walk in the woods this week as I'm not altogether sure I would want to come face to face with her very intense stare!

Credit to HiddenVintage Studio and FinecraftedDesigns.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

TAKE A WORD


FRAME is our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me I'd seen this in a gallery one day last week.  Still don't know how he did it!

Credit to SharingTubes.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme is ROSES this week at the Three Muses.  Ta Dah!

Credit to SharingTubes and NumbBumm.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is YELLOW which made me think of summer and Dandelions seeding themselves in all the wrong places.  My lawn for instance.

Credit to Pngimg and NumbBumm for the elements whilst the background is one of my own.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

THE THREE MUSES


We're creating a book cover this week at the Three Muses and Mabel, who'se  been a tad quiet of late, wanted me to mention her incredible journey and what happened to her next ......

Credit CaliDesigns and RubyBlossom.

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

TAKE A WORD


This week our word for inspiration at Take a Word is CIRCLES and that reminded me of a family I spied 'busy doing nothing' on a beach in New Zealand.

Created using one or two apps on my iPad.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

THE THREE MUSES


It's MAIL ART this week at the Three Muses and that made me think about how you might apply to join the circus and decided the best plan would be to send your request in writing!  Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Credit to Imagekid.com, HoneyDesigns, GraphicsFairy and the Public Domain.

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

TAKE A WORD

We have BOOKWORM as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week.  I confess to making this a couple of years ago for a hat challenge (but as I have been rather busy this week I thought you would forgive me and allow me to use it for a BOOKWORM challenge too).

Credit to SharingTubes and Modiglini.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

THE THREE MUSES


There's a call for BUTTONS AND BOWS this week at the Three Muses.  Here's my interpretation!

Credits to SharingTubes for the bits and pieces whilst the background is one of my own photos of  a tree's foliage reflected in a puddle of water taken during a winter walk in Scotland.

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration for this week at Take a Word is GAMES.  And what's better than a card game I wonder?

Credit : the card, much altered, and the Joker (a children's colouring page) were both in the Public Domain.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Bev has chosen 1920's FLAPPERS as our theme this week at the Three Muses.  Here is my Flapper's outfit ready and waiting.

Thanks, Bev, for a lovely theme.

Credit to Bluesse for the 'outfit'.  The background is one of my own photos ... a shot of a church captured through a window blind!

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

TAKE A WORD


HAPPINESS IS A SMILE

HAPPINESS is our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that made me think of the warm glow I feel when I receive a happy smile.

Credit to Pixabay and SharingTubes.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is the PRINTED WORD.   Here is what I came up with!

Credits : Pixabay.

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is FLORAL. 

Credits to Pixabay.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme for this week at the Three Muses is REGAL/ROYAL and that made me think of the Queen Of Hearts.  Ta Dah.

Credit to SharingTubes and the PublicDomain.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

TAKE A WORD


It's HOT COLOURS at Take A Word this week which made me think of the hot colours of satsumas, persimmons and apples in a fruit dish.

Photo (altered in iPad) by me.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

THE THREE MUSES


It's MUSIC at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of the eerie music I heard a week last Thursday but when I looked out of the window I couldn't see anything at all.  Perhaps I was hearing things or perhaps there was something in the air!

Credits SharingTubes, Pixabay and NumbBumm.

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word is TIME.

Credit to Pngimg.com for the hands an clock.  The background is my own.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

THE THREE MUSES


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week where my theme is journal or illustrate a QUOTE.  I made these little birds a while ago but hadn't found an opportunity to use them .... until now.

Most of what I've used is available in the public domain but special thanks to PixelMusic and GrannyArt. The font is We Are Potatoes and the quote Emily Dickinson.

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is HOME and that reminded me that home is where the heart is and that there's no place like home!!!  Tee hee.

I've not been feeling very well over the past few days but I think I'm on the mend now ... thank goodness!

Credit to Pixabay for the much altered 'Ruby Slipper' and the 'Yellow Brick Road', again much altered, is courtesy of G and D Designs.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Marie has chosen TURQUOISE AND PURPLE (love that colour combination) as our theme for the Three Muses this week and so here is my little offering.

Credit to Bluesse and SharingTubes.

Apologies for the lateness of this but .... unforeseen circumstances sometimes!

I will be back later to look and comment on all your lovely work.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word is BALLET which made me think of this!

Credits to Pixabay.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

THE THREE MUSES


.... then by the light of the moon Giraffe spied Elephant flying his kite, and once again all was well with the world!

For the Three Muses where our challenge theme is KITES.

Credits to NumbBumm, Rubyblossom, SharingTubes and FinecraftedDesigns.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week is BLACKBIRD.  Mine went rapping, rapping at his chamber door.  Only this, and nothing more!!

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

THE THREE MUSES


We have MOON as our theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of the very strange dream I had a week last Tuesday night ........

Credits to Itkupilli, SharingTubes and Pixabay.

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

TAKE A WORD


ANGEL is our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week.  I can't claim to have seen this one from my window but she did just pop into my mind and then out on to the computer before I knew what was happening.  So there we are!

Credit to SharingTubes, Pixabay and CaliDesigns.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Our challenge theme this week at the Three Muses is FOOTWEAR.  What can I say .... it just happened.   Perhaps I need counseling!

Ever last piece of imagery in this piece is free to use and courtesy of the interwebby.

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is BOTANICAL and that made me think of the enduring and indestructible Dandelion!  Mmmmmm.

In honour of the dandelion.

Credit to G and T Designs and Irene Alexeeva.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme is UMBRELLA at the Three Muses this week.  The weather has been quite dry here in the UK for the past few days but it won't be long before it's GREAT WEATHER FOR DUCKS again, I'm sure.

Credits to NumbBumm and Pingimg.com.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is TWO so here's my Tea For Two!

Credit to Bluesse and to PingIm.com.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

THE THREE MUSES


It's TRANSPORT at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of what I glimpsed from my bedroom window a week last Tuesday.  I know you won't believe me [me doing a gallic shrug or as we call it at our house a garlic shrug] and you don't have to believe me if you don't want.  

Anyway, along comes this bird, quite a big bird, and shiny black.  He,  because I'm sure it was a he, even though he was wearing stripy stockings and high heeled stripy shoes was carrying a white birdcage and on his back (I tell no lies) sat a gentlemen bearing a bunch of red flowers!

I'd have loved to know where he was going .......

Credits HoneyDesigns for the gentleman whilst  the rest is in the Public Domain.


And for those who prefer something less wacky.    A photo I took in Germany a couple of years ago.  There it was, the bike, just propped up on its little 'proppy thing' in an alleyway with the light streaming through creating a wonderful reflection ... and I couldn't resist.   I gave it a little iPhone treatment and here it is.

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

TAKE A WORD


  Just when the caterpillar 
thought her life was over 
she began to fly.

For Take a Word where this week our word for inspiration is FLY!

Credit to Ruby Blossom and the late Susie Que.

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BATHING BEAUTIES


I've been swanning around Italy but back to real life now which has made me very, very late for this week's BATHING BEAUTIES challenge at the Three Muses!  The weather was good but not yet warm enough for a dip in the sea ... or the lake for that matter but no matter as here's a very Zetti beauty who just can't wait to dip her toes in the sea.

Credit to Tumblefish Studio and the Public Domain.

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

AN INTERESTING TRIP


Our challenge for this week at Take a Word is to give an 'Old Master' a MAKEOVER.    Now I know you won't believe me but this really is what I saw from my window the day before yesterday.  And it looks to me as though he's enjoying a very interesting trip!

Credit to Dover, NumbBumm and Pixabay.

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DIGITALMANIA


Inspired by the work of Rafal Oblinski and created for the Digitalmania challenge.

TFL

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

I SPY DINNER


I SPY DINNER

Did you ever see a bird wearing such stylish shoes before?  Well me neither but it seems there's a first time for everything especially when Myrtle has a dinner date.

Credits - everything is in the public domain or my own work.

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Sunday, 24 April 2016


Our word for inspiration at Take A Word this week is SILHOUETTE.  Ta Dah!

Credit to Sharing Tubes.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A STORM IN A TEACUP


CROCKERY is our theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of what I saw from my bedroom window a week last Tuesday.  I should mention it was a stormy night and when I drew the curtains against the winds I saw what looked like a tea cup bobbing erratically in our fish pond, and I'm almost certain I saw a strange figure balancing precariously in that very same cup.  To be honest that's when I began to doubt what I was seeing.  And how would a tea cup find its way into the pond anyway!

Credts - Pixabay.

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

A SPLASH OF COLOUR


Take a Word has requested A SPLASH OF COLOUR for this week's theme.  Here's mine!

Credits to Pixabay.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

SOMETHING ABSTRACT


Bev has called for something ABSTRACT for the Three Muses this week so here is my abstract Down The Rabbit Hole.

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

TAKE A WORD


THE ENTERTAINER

Our theme at Take a Word this week is BLACK AND WHITE which suited me to a tee, because since finding this image on a Flickr Free To Use group last month I've been hitching to create something dramatic and stark!   So having extracted him I gave him a quick paint makeover, added dramatic eyelashes and a subtle shadow and background  ..... and there ya go!

Thanks, Marie, for just the right theme.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

THE THREE MUSES


STEAMPUNK HATS is the theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of my college days and Miss Isabella Pink, my art teacher.  She wore very large spectacles, chains regularly dangled from nose to ear, and she had a preoccupation with timepieces.  I remember she liked hats, sometimes very strange hats.  On occasion even STEAMPUNK HATS .... and her head was always in the clouds.

Thank you for looking and if you want to see more steampunk hats then why not pop along to The Three Muses.

Credits - all images are in the public domain.


Sunday, 3 April 2016

TAKE A WORD


Our theme at Take a Word this week is SEWING and that reminded me that if I could actually sew (which I can't) I wouldn't waste my time sewing on buttons and taking up hems I would probably sew a new car or a private jet or some such.  But if they proved a little difficult to do I would make a collage probably looking something like this!

Credit to Pillowgirl, NumbBumm and the public domain.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

FRIENDS


JUDY AND ANN CHAT OVER COFFEE

As I was in New Zealand and would be passing through Wellington, Judy and I arranged to meet for coffee.  As we recognised each other over the outdoor space at the Ta Papa Museum Judy's pace quickened and she came towards me with arms outstretched ready with a great big hug.  

We had only ever met once before for about an hour and that was six years ago during my last visit, yet when we sat with our coffees it was as though we had been life long friends comfortable in each others' company.

When it was time for the obligatory photographs (oh how we both hate posing for photos) we agreed to be snapped with our backs to the camera as well facing it and would decide later which ones would hit the blogs.

We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours chatting until it was time to say goodbye.  'Till the next time!

Credits to FinecraftedDesigns and Pixabay.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016

BUTTERFLIES


Take a Word has asked for BUTTERFLIES this week and that reminded me of the lovely lilies I received from Daughter No 1 earlier which were so magnificent I spent some considerable time capturing them in photographs.   I loved their almost overpowering perfume and the wondrous texture and milky colour of the petals and knew that there would little that could enhance their beauty ... other than a butterfly perhaps!

 Thank you for the challenge, Marie.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

LET'S DANCE


We're dancing at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me that, because of the 'sleeping sickness', I hadn't prepared anything suitable.  Never mind, I was sure there would be something in my back catalogue ... and so there was!  So dusted down and renamed here is my entry for Let's Dance.

Credit to FinecraftedDesign, IreneAlexeeva and Bluesse.

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

I'M BAAAACK


I'm back .. suffering powerful jetlag, but as it's the beginning of a new week it's also time for a new challenge so here's my piece for Take a Word's Spring Equinox.

Credits to Pixabay.

I will be back later with a few holiday stories and photos - so watch this space.

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