Monday, March 30, 2015


This is for the Three Muses Challenge.
I chose one of my all time favorites sung by Etta James...


 At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah
At last the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you
I found a dream that I can speak to
A dream that I could call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill I've never known, oh yeah
You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last


I created this for the Take A Word Challenge..

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Have you had the chicken pox? If so you need to get a Shingles vaccination as soon as you turn 60.
My husband and I got the vaccine 7 years ago and unfortunately my husband came down with a severe case of Shingles three weeks ago.

He has lymphoma/leukemia and has a weak immune system and this made it possible for him to get it anyway. He just can't catch a break and has had so many medical issues over the past 6 years. From numerous bouts with pneumonia that nearly took him from me two years ago, to losing most of his site in his right eye, to a serious staff infection that actually needed surgery to drain, and so many more things, to this!

He is a strong man and doesn't let much get him down but this has knocked him on his butt. The medication he has to take wipes him out so I find him sitting at the breakfast bar sleeping. The pain is so severe he can't go without pain medication.

If you don't know about Shingles, go look it up online and read about it. It is caused by the chicken pox virus that is "asleep" in the main spinal nerve that curves from the spine around to the side and around to the stomach and when it wakes up it does so with a vengeance!

The smaller nerves that come off of that large spinal nerve get inflamed and that is when the blisters appear. Then they ooze and start to scab but then the nerves start to tear apart and that is when the pain starts. The pain at times feels like an electrical shock and cause the patient, in this case my husband, to cry out in pain. He can't stand for anything to touch him in the affected area and is becoming very irritable, unreasonable and depressed.

The scary thing is, it could last up to two years and the pain may never go away.

Please don't forget to get you vaccination.

This is an actual picture of my husbands back. This goes around to the side and to his abdoman.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


This is for the Challenge over at Three Muses this week.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


This is for the Take A Word Challenge this week.
I created this a couple of years ago using my Great Granddaughter.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I signed up for this class last year and I am so glad I did. It has been so good for me. I look back at my artwork a few years ago and I can see that it has improved and I have Sebastien Michales to thank for that.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015


"STRIPES" for Three Muses Challenge this week
Credits to Wikipedia for the zebra 
Background from Artsygirl
Little girl, cloud and hanging stars by Itkupilli 


"GREEN" for Take A Word Challenge this week

Credits to Emento and Itkupilli kits for the elements
Photoshop brushes, overlays and a Vintage Movie star. Sorry I don't know who she is but she is beautiful

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


For Three Muses Challenge this week


For Take A Word Challenge this week


 Digital Whispers kits as well as Itkupilli's kits
Background from Niki Fiejen
Photoshop Swirl Brushes and overlay


Background by RustiJunque
Vintage image from my collection
Photoshop swirl brushes

Monday, March 9, 2015


I saw this on Pinterest and just had to share. I might have to try this!

amazing capture with layering techniques. Take a photo of someone you love, Mod Podge it to a canvas, layer some sheer print fabric on the top, and let dry. You can do it digitally, but it is more fun to create something old school...

Thursday, March 5, 2015


In a mellow sort of mood today.

Monday, March 2, 2015


I few days ago I posted this piece of artwork and was talking to a friend about my Elegant Whisper Etsy Shop where I have some of my artwork for sale and how to make my tag words so that my artwork is found easier among the hundreds of items listed on Etsy.
This was just a fun piece I did while experimenting with Photoshop, which I try to do often, so that I learn more. My friend told me she just didn't "get" my artwork.

When Picasso painted he had some pretty weird pieces. 
Here are two for example:

  I guess some people didn't "Get" his artwork either!

I tried not to be offended since my friend is not an artist and has no idea what a digital art is all about.
It did however make me wonder how many people feel the way she does?

I just finished this today. Maybe she will "Get" this one :)
What do you think?
Have you ever had someone tell you they just don't get your artwork?