Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
See it here at Pinterest

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hold Me

credits:  poppies are from my garden, model is from chamberstock, 
hair strands from CindysArt both at Deviant Art

thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Sunday, April 16, 2017


I wait very impatiently every spring for the ranunculus do perform their show...and they never disappoint... This one is the first one i've seen that is variegated, i did some PS magic on it with the intent of making it interesting enough to hang it in my lavender bedroom...still a WIP...

credits: photograph and effects are mine

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sea Queen

; Credits to adobe stock for textures/overlays, fin, water, Raw exchange fabric, 
model: John McNairn @ deviantart (with permission), tails, seashell and staff from seykloren, 
deviantroze, and frozenstocks at DA as well. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Playing with fractals and lucious layers, hoping for a good result...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Karrie Evenson, artist

Just had this print of hers framed, not hung yet because i'm looking for that perect place to show it off!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Summer Azure

so hot in michigan this summer that nothing is growing well in my gardens, and the bees and other bugs i like to photograph have been somewhere else. Finally had a cooler day of only 86 today and a summer azure was dancing on my favorite wild flower, pokeweed blossoms. Hands out of practice but caught a few decent shots. Not up to those taken in previous couple of years, but made my summer not quite all washed out. 

as always, thanx for stopping by :)


pokeweed bush

pokeweed blossoms turning to green berries

pokeweed berries turning to dark purple

It has simple leaves on green to red or purplish stems and a large white taproot. The flowers are green to white, followed by purple to almost black berries which are a food source for songbirds such as gray catbird, northern mockingbird, northern cardinal, and brown thrasher, as well as other birds and some small animals (i.e., to species that are unaffected by its mammalian toxins)... horses, sheep and cattle have been poisoned by eating fresh leaves or green fodder, and pigs have been poisoned by eating the roots...its significant toxicity and its risks to human and animal health are consistently reported, with the whole of the plant toxic and increasing in toxicity through the year, with children at particular risk of its very poisonous purple-red ripe fruit... (wiki)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kousa Dogwood

My Kousa Dogwood is full of blossoms this year and they are so beautiful that it was impossible to resist working with some of the images...

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Bus Ride

Three Muses Challenge -- Transportation

As, always thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


My Duncan's Eyes

Someone take the camera away from that crazy lady!! Yes, many a day it's more often in my hands than not and because of that, i have gotten some cool shots. Well, not to everyone though, it's usually just personal entertainment in having gotten a cool pic, lol :)  

Duncan, my standard poodle, is creme colored with some apricot streaks at his ears, eyes, and a small bit at his lucious tail which i have not had docked: it's long and curly hair. Well, last time he got groomed they had to take down more on his head and ears because there were some mats and i opt for comfort over beauty and told them not to try to get the mats out, just cut. So, I was looking at him a couple weeks ago and in the sunshine i saw this wonderful bit of very curly red hair above his eyes. Yes! My Duncan has the most awesome long, curly, red eyelashes, of all things!!!

My toy poodle Megan who passed last year had spotted coloration on her paw pads, "spots" if you will. She loved playing ball, could catch a ball mid-air off a bounce, could "kick" a ball with her front paws to send it flying from underneath the sofa if i rolled it to her, oh my so many good memories... She loved broccoli. My mini-toy red poodle Fred has deep red color around his eyes and muzzle, a bit like a racoon.  He's a rescue and when he came to me, everything went into his mouth with a playful bite so I taught him to "kiss" and hold his teeth back, so now he is the most kissy-est pup!! Friendly, loving, he thinks the world was created to play with him and give him love...not a bad perspective, really... And he loves tea with milk, earl grey hot or any other that's one hand. Duncan is still a puppy, so thus far I can only say that he loves sitting on the back porch, watching the birds. He loves tea and colby jack cheese.  He loves his 2 cookies and massage before bedtime and walks in the house with his head close to my hand. I could probably write on and on about these and other fur babies in my life but, this piece was supposed to be about Duncan's eyelashes.  Why I needed to lay down a background picture, well, it just seemed to naturally fit.  

As a loving mother would see each of her children in his or her own light, and hold in awe each's idiosyncrasies and gifts, this is how i see my fur babies. Maybe if I had grandchildren or more than 1 child, I'd spend less time with my pups.  Crazy lady... lol!

as always, thanx for stopping by :)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More of My Critters

I visited The Daily Texture yesterday and bought a few goodies. Needless to say I was excited to try a couple of the textures (overlays/backgrounds) out. Those of you who have followed me for any length know that fauna of all sorts keep me frequently amused. I had extracted the white owl and the cow some time ago but have not been able to create a background that pleased me. Using these new textures from the artist/photogrpher Jai Johnson at The Daily Texture, I created these 2 new layouts. I'm happy with them, really,  and though they are different from what I usually do, I like them and I love the new textures.  

Thanx all for stopping by to take a peek!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Fly

Credits:  Pic is mine of neighbor's Dogwood this year, hummingbird is adobe stock, 
overlays from 2lil owls

Words and Poems

My words hover over the paper
like hummingbirds
too skittish to land.
Words won't be gulled 
by red sugar water.
A poem must feed
on the clear nectar of the heart
to find its way to the page.

-Beryl Dov

As always, thanks for stopping by :)


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Monochrome for Take a Word Challenge

Definitely difficult challenge...what would look good in what color? Water came to mind and i stayed with it, but looking at all the other entries, any topic could have worked well, and any color could have been used successfully too!

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Zetti Me

Ok, I work differently and just pour stuff i like onto the PS pallette and then let it flow, deleting and adding along the way.  With this bad habit, it's sometimes hard to recall from which folder I grabbed a particular elment.  Here's my credit list, clearly cannot recall where I got the flowers or the chicken, though I think it's from one of Hollie's kits...

TFS: Funky Fairies, Little houses, Purple journal cards, My little Queendom, Holliewood: Somewhere else, 
Misfit DollhouseHands, Lifestyles.  Crowabout: MisfitDollhouse. DKerkhof: RusticAutumn. Itkupilli: Misfit DollHouse Babes.

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Birdy, Birdy Challenge at Three Muses

Macaroni Joy

Not sure why she's on the bench: she may be waiting for a bus, or just taking a rest...but whatever the reason, this little macaroni penguin is certainly enjoying the sunlight. 

credits: background from deviant art, penguin from creative commonss, overlays from my stash

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Monday, April 18, 2016


Can't believe it's been 3 months without a creative muse to tap me on the shoulder.  Have been playing every so often but never came up with anything satisfactory. This colorburst challenge was fun and though i'm not totally happy with the results, it's time to share something or else i fear i'll never get out of this funk. 

I started with an Adobe stock image:

then grabbed some overlays and textures, some butterfly and parrot images...

credits: deviant art wolverine, moonglowlily, julie moore

so, hopefully this will quell what ails my right brain and i can join you all again. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016


credits: jen maddox elements, purchased chrysalis and butterflies, 2lil owls overlays

Trying hard to get back into creative mode and decided to just jump in. Some Bowie for the emotion and some magic flow for the colors and blending. Thanx all for stopping by :)


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Three Muses Challenges - Flying

credits: flowers Itkupilli, cj moore overlays, piggies are my creations

As always, thanks for stopping by ti take a peek and thank you for all your wonderful comments! They are so very important to me!!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

What do you think about teal?

Take a Word Challenge - Silhouette

Credits: Xquizart, boobunny and ed resources at DeviantArt

My Duncan is 6 months old, he's 45lbs. He can easily help himself to anything in the sink, on the kitchen table, or counter time flies! This is his second big boy poodle cut :)

As always, thanx for stopping by :)