Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of you. Praise the Lord, he has risen!

My favorite memory of Easter is when my sweet Mother would wake me up and sing "Easter Parade" to me.
She did this until the year she passed away. I miss her sweet voice.

In your Easter bonnet,
With all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.

What is your fondest memory of Easter?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Elvis Reincarnated?

If you are an Elvis fan you will love this!
I have seen plenty of Elvis impersonators but when my husband told me to come into his office to watch this YouTube video of Ben Portsmouth I could not believe my ears or my eyes. Tears came to my eyes as I listened and remembered this wonderful talented man.
Enjoy...I know I sure did.



Click here and turn up the volume....

Monday, March 18, 2013


I am having a challenge over at my Artist Network Digital Whisper.
The challenge is to make an Easter Basket and decorate it.
This is my artwork for that challenge.
If you want to join the fun visit

Happy Easter
This was done in PhotoShop using lots of different filters on numerous images.

 Having fun with a lady bug and some new backgrounds from the new Digital Whisper Kit.

 This challenge was to take a Picaso quote and create a piece of art.
This quote was "Are we to paint what is on the face, what's inside the face or what's behind it?"

 I have a fun tutorial going on right now at DIGITAL WHISPER.
It is called Aquatic Life Sounds. Look at all the things inside the bottle and the glass.
The tutorial will show you how to do this. It was loads of fun.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


I have been trying to change my background for two weeks and every time I complete the process it doesn't change. IT is very frustrating to have Hearts on my background when it is St Patrick's Day!

Have any of you had this problem and do you have any suggestions. Blogger is impossible to get in touch with. Their HELP section says to try Refreshing the page. Where is the stupid refresh button.

Any help you can give me is appreciated .

Thursday, March 7, 2013

St Patrick's Day Challenge

Digital Whisper is buzzing with activity. Right now there are challenges going on in each group.
I did this one for "The Black Hat" Challenge.
It is a digital collage created using PhotoShop
Lots of shamrocks, layers, filters and an image of my granddaughter Melissa.

If you want to join in the fun come on over !

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick

Everyone knows the name – but what about the man? Brush up on St Patrick's story, and the myths surrounding him, in honor of this year's festivities.
1. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.
2. As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.
3. Legend has it that he used the native shamrock as a symbol of the holy trinity when preaching and brought the Latin alphabet to Ireland.
4. Miracles attributed to him include the driving of serpents out of Ireland. However, evidence suggests post-glacial Ireland never had any snakes in the first place.

5. Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick's use of the shamrock - although blue was the original colour of his vestments.

6. St Patrick was said to have proclaimed that everyone should have a drop of the "hard stuff" on his feast day after chastising an innkeeper who served a short measure of whiskey. In the custom known as "drowning the shamrock", the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.

7. Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick's Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.

8. St. Patrick's Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1737. Around 34 million modern Americans claim Irish ancestry.

9. It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 in 461AD. It is a national holiday in Ireland, and on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, which was founded by Irish refugees. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland.

10. Dublin has a parade that attracts hundreds of thousands of people, while in Chicago the river is dyed green for a few hours. The biggest parade is normally held in New York, while the largest celebration in the southern hemisphere is in Sydney, Australia.