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, August 30, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Arch
Credits: Mr. Whiskers Greenhouse, Bows and Arrows; Crystal Rain Bokeh Lightz, Tumble Fish Studio Shades of Green, FCD Be Yourself, Beth Rimmer Fashionistas; KPertiet Filmed Overlays, Dried Brush Overlays; Crowabout Studios Light Gatherer, Holliewood Goddess

Well, this one really had me stumped for quite a while...tried several times to let the theme take me somewhere, to no avail. Letting go of the architectural "arch", the eyebrow arch seemed the place to go, but the path was still unlcear.  The theme of the Beatles' line "close your eyes and I'll kiss you..." came out of the pre-conscious memories of my Kitty licking my eyes in the morning to wake me, most often before the alarm... I only recognized this after it developed onto the layout. The archer added into the mix was purely incidental.  But archers, cats and Kitties aside, who cannot revel in the memories of a lover's kiss upon their eyelids?  

As always, thanx for taking a peek at my page! 
peace, pam 

oh, and if you'd like to take a ride down memory lane with The Beatles and me...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Take A Word Challenge: Moon

Credits: Christina Renee Glass negatives, Holliewood Void, Irene Alexeeva Spooky Hour. The background, train, 
landscape/trees mine, and moon is public domain though color added. 

The smell of Fall in the air triggers anticipation of my Circus Moon's arrival. Since very early childhood, it was always sometime in the Fall that my Circus Moon appeared, unpredictably. As a child, the sight always filled me with such glee and I devoured the vision for countless minutes, as time seemed to disappear. It was always best seen in the east sky as we drove south on the road toward my grandmother's house. It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned that what I was actually seeing was the Harvest Moon, or the moon nearest the autumnal equinox. The reason I called it my "Circus Moon" is that it I thought the clouds that passed in front of it at times looked like a circus train. I fancied it full of circus animals and circus people all on their way somewhere, though it's destination was unimportant. And it was "mine" because no one with whom I ever shared my moon seemed to enjoy it as much as I. 

In the Northern Hemisphere, the 2014 autumnal equinox comes on September 23, so the September full moon counts as the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon and we can see this on Monday, September 8, at 9:38 p.m. EDT. Here's a link for more information:

As always, thanks for taking a peek :)
peace, pam

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Three Muses Challenges - Friends

Credits: Holliewood Somewhere Else, Tumble Fish Studio Dreams Yonder, Emka My Garden, Beth Rimmer Butterfly Rain

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. ~Aristotle

There was another quote that I thought of using:

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
~William Shakespeare

That is exactly what happened to me this week. Our town flooded this week, it never floods here but we had the largest rainfall in over 100 years. My basement was hit and I was beside myself with anxiety about what to do. I called a friend, not for her to come over to fix my problem, I really don't know why as I could have called several other other people first. But she's the best listener and the best cheerleader, and she does it with finesse. Life got in the way for several years and we lost touch. I recently told her that I didn't know what I did without her during that time. I never want that to happen again.

as always, thanx for taking a peek! 

peace, pam :)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tiger lilies

I was posting to my FB page some photos and accompanying video and then I was hit in the face with Natalie Merchant. In the theme of beauty this week...if i could have chosen who I would want to look like and have her beautiful voice, it would be her. This tune is from her album Tigerlily.

...from my garden
as always, thanx for taking a peek :)

peace, pam

Take a Word Challenge - Beauty

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. --David Hume

When I read the challenge word "Beauty", my heart sank and I was going to skip this one. I mean I am surrounded by beautiful flowers and bugs from my photography and other art work but that is not what the challenge is about: I had to actually come up with something that represented what the word "beauty" meant to me. I found many quotes that were quite thoughtful and decided on this one as it complimented, I think, the scene. I used some tulips from my spring garden this year, and a few other elements.

Credits:  Tulips, background and overlay borders are my own, the doll is by Xquizart

As always, thanx for taking a peek at my page! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Three Muses Challenge - Zetti Art

Remember Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention? Egads! That long ago, eh? Well still some great boogie stuff, like the tune "Cheap Thrills" which was the inspiration for this page.  Zappa himself called it "cretin simplicity", it's a kind of slam on 50's doo wop music. It's so mindless that it's fun. Music is what often inspires me.

In case you weren't born yet and want to hear, out of pure curiosity of course, some of the more interesting auditory experiences of my generations, the link is here:

Credits:  Mostly from Crowabout, Tumble Fish, and Holliewood Studios, and from Mr Whiskers and Beth Rimmer

As always, thanx for taking a peek...peace, pam

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nature's Healing for the Black, White, and Red challenge at Take a Word Challenge 

Getting back into the swing of things as I promised myself...I've not done any serious art journaling in quite some time, for many reasons. I found a site the other day that I think is a good starting point, and may be all I need, to get inspired again. Thanks to you at Take a Word Challenge and Three Muses!

The journaling is Sting's Fortress Around Your Heart. It seemed to fit with the healing power of the ladybug...

Credits: Tagxedo word cloud styles, Artist Edge Overlays byAnna Aspnes, flower is mine.

As always, thank you for taking a peek at my page and my blog.  peace, pam  :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

New ATC card backgrounds created from garden goodies this year!  Email me here if you'd like a free set:

New note card from a bee balm in the garden this year...not an easy extraction on PSE 6 but rewarding when done!

I created this page in memory of my grandmother and her coming to the US, theme used from Bob Dylan's song Shelter from the Storm.  ---pac 2011

Today is the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of WW1.  Why I should bother mentioning this is first, I love history and secondly, it had direct impact on my grandmother and she meant the world to me. More stirring, there are many persons who would not have been born, including me, had she not taken that lonely journey across the pond.

It was during this time, the battles between the German and Russian forces, that my maternal grandmother's family was annihilated by Russian forces. My grandmother, age 20 and alone in NYC for only 9 months, received a letter from the parish priest that her entire family, mother, 2 sisters, 1 brother-in-law, who were to follow her shortly, were found slaughtered in their wagon, in the forest not far from home. As an aside, my grandmother happened to come to the US because a cousin of hers had applied for an immigration visa 2 years prior, and while waiting, fell in love and decided to stay in Poland with his new love. The transferable visa was offered to family members and my grandmother grabbed at it in fervor, always with beautiful dreams swimming in her head...

"In the first five months alone, German troops marched from the eastern border to the outskirts of Warsaw and back on two occasions. One Polish exile later estimated that more than half of Poland had been devastated by the armies that moved back and forth across its terrain."

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."  ~Albert Einstein

Here's the link to the original post:

peace to all,