Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hey remember a few years ago when lots of artists were doing  ATC Swaps.
Well there is always an ATC Swap going on Digital Whispers Facebook page and you are invited to join. Come on down and join the fun. Hosted by artist Corinne Marie.
Digital Whisper Facebook Page

Monday, December 15, 2014


There is a fun challenge going on over at Digital Whisper
The theme is "Gypsy"
I would love for you to join in and create a piece of artwork and post it at 

This is my contribution to that challenge posted by Carole Anne Farber

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
 and in remembrance of that day, the weeks challenge at Digital Whisper is "WWII Poster"
Lets remember Pearl Harbor and the beginning of WWII. 
God Bless those men and women who fought so tediously for our freedom.
Here is my contribution

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The challenge over at Digital Whisper this week is "Cowboy Boots"
You are welcome to come join the fun.


Everywhere I Look You Are There

Having fun in the Photoshop Artistry Class. If you are interested here is the link.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


This image cracks me up. Can you imagine trying to swim in this ? I would drown!
And what is up with that hat? We have come a long way baby. Maybe too much of a change with those thong bikinis though.

I challenge you to take this image and make a piece of art and post it on your blog and leave me a comment with a link to where I can see it. Have Fun!

Thursday, November 13, 2014



Was created using photoshop with four layers.
The background is a copyright free image from Ryan McGuire of a neon Vogue sign.
Rust layer was from the Photoshop Fine Art Grunge Class which is used twice in this piece. The women walking up the sign and the face with the mask are images from Public Domain.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Just for fun I took a photo of a doll I saw on Pinterest
put Audrey Hepburn's face on her and layered over it with a musical image.
I call her "Baby Doll"

Sunday, November 2, 2014


This piece was inspired and created from the Charles Manson Murders
I read the book Helter Skelter and saw the movie. It was the most horrible crime of that era. I was intrigued by this story and the way the attorney handled it in court. To this day I cringe at the name Charles Manson. He is an insane murder.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Created with one of the many wonderful images in the Bonus section.
I also used two of foxey squrriel's backgrounds also in the bonus section of the Photoshop Artistry Class, I'm taking. 
If you are interested in taking this fantastic class here is the link.
You won't be sorry you did.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Halloween is a holiday I have never been fond of. I hate the colors of Halloween and the witches, monsters and  blood and gore that come with it. The children have fun dressing up in there costumes and with their sacks off they go to trick or treat. Seeing all the cute LITTLE ones is the only good thing about Halloween in my opinion.

I once went to a Halloween party and dressed up as the bride of Frankenstein. Of course my husband was Frankenstein. We actually had a wedding ceremony and that was fun.

Here is my contribution to this Halloween 2014.

My biggest fear during Halloween are spiders. Did you notice that October brings spiders out. I see the webs all over my apple tree and plants on the deck. The early morning fog leaves just enough moisture to make these webs more visable. Although I appreciate the work the spider did to make such an intricate piece of work, I hate them !
What is your greatest fear?

Thursday, October 23, 2014


A new piece of artwork in my Etsy Shop today.
This was fun to do. Learning from thePhotoshop Fine Art Grunge classes has changed my way of creating.
Here I have three layers and have used textures, filters and combined black and white with color.

If you are interested in this piece you can find it in my Gallery at Patricia Creations
or my Etsy Shop Elegant Whispers

If you want to take the Photoshop Fine Art Grunge Class just click the link on the sidebar. 
You will be amazed at what you can do! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Surreal Surroundings Challenge

This was fun to create using the tutorial on the Digital Whisper Blog

Thursday, October 9, 2014


My latest piece of artwork. I'm learning to use textures and overlays and taking the Photoshop Fine Art Grunge Class has really improved my way of thinking when creating art. So fun
I call this one "Mechanic On Duty"
I used a copyright free background and added two Grunge textures from the class then added the tricycle, moth and owl from Digital Whispers Elegant Whisper Kit. Found the barrel online and the pinup girl has been in my collection of images for years.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Learning to Mirror images. This was a fun tutorial
You can find it on the Digital Whisper Blog. Just click the icon on the sidebar and go to the Photography Group. Have fun

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


This was done for a challenge in the Photography Group at Digital Whisper
I used a photo of two men in a canoe on a lake and a photo of mountains in Oregon for an overlay

Sunday, September 21, 2014


I had this as a tutorial on the Ning site but it fits this challenge perfectly.

Friday, September 19, 2014


The Photoshop Grunge Class is so much fun and I am learning a lot
Layers, Textures, Overlays, oh my!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Playing with black and white prints from Sebastian Michales from the Grunge Class
Oh and a fantastic close up of Johnny Depp. Vintage girls and balloons and overlay from my stock

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Let me start by saying that in the nine years my two dogs have been alive, they have only had maybe four baths. They just don't smell and they are house dogs but since it has been kind of hot this summer here in Coos Bay, I decided to treat them to a bath and nail trim at the groomers on Wednesday morning. Later that same night my two dogs encountered a skunk in our yard near the house. Very dangerous to be near our house at night with my two boys. They caught the skunk and killed it. The smell was horrible and being so late at night I was panicked about what to do. My husband suggested tomato juice but I didn't have any!  I had no idea what to do but to look online for a remedy. I tried everything  that I had on hand to get rid of that horrible pungent smell but it lingered through the night and into the morning.

The internet told me to mix baking soda, peroxide and dawn dish soap and bathe them. Uh, excuse me? My dogs weigh 116 and 128 and they are not used to taking a bath. I got Petey to get in the tub but Sampson was not having anything to do with it. I poured the mixture on Petey and after putting on my rubber gloves, rubbed it through his hair as best as I could an then rinsed him off. Sprayed Sampson as best I could and went to bed.

I woke up early and went to the grange to pick up some Natures Miracle and mixed it up and sprayed on the dogs as directed and you are to let then dry before you do anything else. This was done three times and then I called the groomer and she told me to use vinegar and water so I did and all that did was make it smell worse. I tried lemon juice and that seemed to help a little but then I realized that the smell was also on their collars so I removed the collars and washed them four times in soda, peroxide and dawn and finally the smell came out of the collars.

Later in the afternoon I had had enough of that smell and took the dogs out in the back yard (luckily it was a very warm day) and I poured the Natures Miracle mixture  full strength on them and rinsed it off with the water from the garden hose. Once they dried they finally started to smell a bit better.

Next day I sprayed them with the vinegar again and took them to the vet for their booster rabies vaccine. She said she had smelled worse but when she walked in to the exam room she laid these two signs on the exam table.

You see when they caught the skunk they not only killed it but they had a tug of war pulling the poor thing apart and I was sure Petey got some of the skunk oil in his mouth because his breath was smelling so strong of skunk! I called her early that morning to see what I could safely use in his mouth and explained what had happened. She told me to use baking soda and brush his teeth. 

Today, 6 days later, they still have a faint smell and probably will for awhile. 
By the way, the internet says that tomato juice only works temporarily but when the fur dries the smell comes back.

All I have to say is that cute little black and white creature probably has the best defense mechanism ever . To bad you have to experience it to realize it and I certainly hope Sampson and Petey learned a lesson but if not, mama did. I will never again let my dogs out alone to potty at night. I will walk them out on a leash.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I call this one "Daughter Nature"
 Image of the young lady by Borguereau
Background from my free stock collection
overlay is from Foxysquirrle
Photoshop Brushes 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


The challenge has been to use the alphabet and this month is it the letter "K"
K is for Knives. These are my Cutco Knives and I love them

Monday, September 8, 2014


My husband and I watched this over the weekend.
Fantastic movie.
If you have doubts, watch it and if you don't you will enjoy it.
God's Not Dead

When college student Josh Wheaton encounters an atheistic philosophy teacher who insists that his students will only pass by admitting that God is dead, Josh dedicates himself to proving the professor wrong about God.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


This is a strange outfit. Is it a summer outfit or a swim suit? With all that fabric poofing out like that you would probably float away. Pantaloons and a hat too! Hummm, what were they thinking?

Sunday, August 31, 2014


You may not know that I owned an artist network called Digital Whisper. A place for digital artists to get together and share techniques and participate in challenges as well as ATC Swaps and Round Robin.

This network has moved to a BLOG and I would love to invite  all you artists that love a challenge to come join me at  Digital Whisper
Hope to see you there !

Thursday, August 21, 2014


 I remember watching my Mother wash clothes in a wringer washer like this

Then she got me one when I married at the age of 15 and I washed my first Son's diapers in a tub  like the one seen here on the floor. I rubbed blisters on my knuckles using a washboard until I got my brand new electric wringer washer!

I can't believe how time flies and how technology has progressed
Now I have a state of the art front loader and dryer to match both with digital settings.

Looking back at photos like this make me feel old but blessed.
Did you have a washer like this too?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Not to many years ago I didn't know beans about Digital Art or Photoshop. I loved the look and wanted to learn so I had a geek friend install the latest version of Photoshop and taught myself how to create digitally. I had many friends online that helped me and one friend that gave me one hands on lesson on how to use the opacity feature and I was hooked!

I have been creating since 2008 now and I am still learning. I love the new grunge style and of course my favorites are Steampunk and Victorian.

I take Fine Art Grunge classes online through Sebastian Michales. His classes are excellent and you can do them anytime you want. They are full of tutorial videos and textures, backgrounds, vectors and brushes. If you are interested just ask me.

Last week I created my own online Gallery. It has the same name as the one I had here on Blogger but this one is up to date and I have learned much about copyright so all my work is done with copyright free images.

The name of my Gallery is Patricia Creations and you can visit it by clicking rhis link

I hope you Enjoy !

Monday, August 4, 2014


It has been one year today since I had open heart quadruple bypass surgery and survived.
Thanks to the skilled surgeons and our Lord, I have a new life!
I am well and doing terrific!

Friday, July 25, 2014


An American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist.
 Called the King of Pop  has been gone from us 5 years today.
I personally loved this guy, his music, his energy, his charitable heart, his determination to have the childhood that was taken from him by his abusive Father. 
His fame was and still is astronomical all over the world.
Though some do not like him, I loved him and his music.

To learn more about Michael Jackson, go to Wikipedia
This is my contribution to one of my favorite Legends

Monday, June 23, 2014


Why all of a sudden did memories of the street I lived on when I was a teen come to mind?
Out of the blue, there I was on that street named Banner where I lived with my parents and two little brothers.

I could visualize a sunny day and the houses that were on that street. The Black and White 1958 Chevy Belair the handsome boy on the corner owned and the family that lived next door and all of the kids names.There were seven of them and they all started with the letter "K".
Karl, Kevin, Karen, Kaylee, Kelsi, Kurk and Kenny and their last name was Kent! That is a lot of K's.

This was the house. 420 Banner in Nampa. Idaho, my home town.
My bedroom was downstairs. I snuck out the window one night to meet my boyfriend and when I returned home the garage door was open and all the lights were on. Needless to say, I was in big trouble!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


A collage I did for my Father's Day Challenge at Digital Whisper.
This is my Daddy at age 17 when he signed up for the Marines in 1934.
I miss you and all the things I wish I could tell you and show you. I know you would be so proud of your grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. It is hard to believe I am a great grandmother and that you have been gone for sixty years in August.
I still dream about you and you are always in my heart Daddy. I forever love you.
Happy Father's Day Daddy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Happy Birthday to my baby brother Randy

And to my beautiful Mother Wanda. She would have been 90 years old today.
Miss you Mama.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Being a digital artist I am always looking for things to inspire me. I just had to share this with you. Now this is creativity!
Not sure who the artist is but congratulations on a job well done.

Friday, May 23, 2014


This was a photo take at the Korean War Memorial by my Son recently
Brings a tear to my eye when I think of all the souls lost serving our country.
Remember them this Memorial Day and all the loved ones lost.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Sebastain Michales is offering another discount on this fantastic class. It is one of the best I have ever seen. Numerous Tutorials, all on video, bonus backgrounds, textures, vectors and much more to make this learning experience so fun. Sign up today and the class is yours. You can take your time to learn at  your convenience. Digital Artists and Photographers can benefit from this fantastic class.
Sign up today and take advantage of the discount.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I found this on Pinterest. Not sure I like it but it is fit for a king!

Sunday, May 4, 2014


I love images of abandoned buildings and rooms. So man questions when I see them. What was this room? Why was that gorgeous painting painted on the wall and who did the graffiti ? Who was the lady in the painting? What era was this room active and who occupied this room?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


This is a collage I created last week. I used only two images and Photoshop brushes. One is the background from Teddi's kit and the ship is a tall ship that sails in to Coos Bay twice a year. This one has been in several movies. There are two tall ships that come in and they will be here this month.
I love the way it turned out.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


This is exactly as I had it pictured in my mind.

Notice how the old woman is gazing back at the life that
she is leaving...then passes through the veil of death into the open arms of the Savior.
The "Come Unto Me" bronze sculpture took more than a year to make its first appearance.
Unveiled in the 2000, the original life-sized bronze monument stands in the grand foyer of the
Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George Utah. 
It has become a scenic attraction, in addition to a comfort to countless families at a most tender time
of their lives.It portrays the spiritual journey from mortality to immortality: an aged woman's body, returning to its
prime, and back to the arms of our Savior.
Death is not the end.

We all have an eternal destiny, as "Come Unto Me" portrays."For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."John 3:16  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Miss You Mom

Today is the sixth anniversary of my Dear Mother's passing
We all miss you Mom. I think about you so often. These thoughts keep you with me. Times I have thought I want to call you to tell you something. I just look at this photo of you that sits on a shelf in front of my desk and I talk to you anyway. I wish I could do like my sweet little niece said on the day you passed "Just send Grandma Great a Text in Heaven"
Love you forever Mom

An Art Competition

Digital Whisper is having an Art Competition. You are invited to come over and submit your best art for a chance to win a cash prize. Please check out the Main page for details.

Thanks and Happy Creating !

Friday, February 7, 2014


Happy Birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder! Did you know she didn't start writing the books until she was in her 60's?!?