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

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 :)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Three Muses Challenge - Transportation

Just a little steampunk for fun, not knowing where it will go but enjoying the ride anyway.

Credits: jumpfer, della, and greyfin stock at DeviantArt, personal stash of variety of overlays

As always, thanx for stopping by :)


Saturday, November 14, 2015

know we are with you...

"later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered

--Warsan Shire

We Don't Eat on Blue 

Take a Word Challenge - Your Best China

This would have probably fit well for the "quirky me" challenge too since this page reveals my long standing but little known aversion to blue tableware or dishes.  The first I let anyone know of it was as an adult when visiting my parents' home.  My mother had a stray dish that had blue flowers about the edge and she set it at my place on the table. I cooly switched with her and quietly stated, "we don't eat on blue".  She thought me odd and just let it pass, when actually i'd have invited a fun discussion on the topic.  Oh well, here it is again and all i have left to say is that there is no food that a blue plate compliments. I cannot think of a naturally occurring blue food and a blue plate does not match with any common food. Blueberries are not blue: they are purple. My opinion was reinforced while watching the first Bridget Jones movie when she accidently made blue soup. All her guests were quite playfully amused but nonetheless lost their appetites when served. 

When you click on this video it will prompt you to click to continue to YouTube to see the's safe, the author just wants you to visit his site for advertizing.  You'll see Bridget's blue soup...after the first peek, move up to 2:40 and see her friends' reactions to the soup... it's not hilarious but definitely good spirited and cute.

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


Saturday, November 7, 2015


For months now, I've had this sweet tooth that hasn't met even a bit of resistance... I'm fully aware how bad all that sugar is for me... Having always been a light-weight, I rationalize that the calories don't matter, empty as they are, and decide to delay improving the poor nutritional choice I've made.  Oh well, I'll worry about it tomorrow...

As always, thanx for stopping by :)


the song is just for fun!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Feathers Aloft

Take A Word Challenge - Balloons

Credits: CJM Sci Fi and Gothic Screen collections, dollar photo, clipart royalty free  images, keryoo textures

This piece morphed an innumerable amount of times, but i think this is going' to be the final product...and it's because i just love birds...
As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The End of My Street

Three Muses Challenge - Haute Couture

Credits: model wiki commons, background edina @ DeviantArt, Julie Mead overlay

and a little music...

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


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hangin' Around

Take A Word Challenge - Orange and Black

credits: RMcMeen, scrying, pixasso79, letinhastock, and eveyd @ DeviantArt

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


Thursday, October 15, 2015


Three Muses Challenge: Castle

"Obsessed by a fairy tale, 
we spend our lives searching for 
a magic door and 
a lost kingdom of peace."  
-Eugene O'Neill

Credits: Deviant Art credits:  Faestock model; Fairygodmother background;
 Overlays: CJ Moore: alien autumn, flypaper antiques, photoshopartistry (kajabi), keriyoo textures; 
Brushes Drift Chaos

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


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gothic Flames

Take a Word Challenge - Bewitched

'tis the season again and getting into the mood...

Credits- Xquizart: witches collectables, dark ravens; Holliewood: where there's smoke;  Deviant Art credits: 
Melyssah6-stock, ashensorrow, Mervilina; Overlays: CJ Moore: alien autumn, flypaper antiques, keriyoo textures;

as always thanx for stopping by :)


Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Three Muses Challenge - Postage Stamp People

Credits: CJ Moore geometric overlays, Xquizart art dolls, public domain images, Deviant Art redheadstock brushes

As always, thanx for stopping by :)


Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Letter

Take a Word Challenge - Mail

Out of the depths of my happy heart
wells a great tide of love and prayer
for this priceless treasure that is confided
to my lifelong keeping.
You cannot see its waves as they flow toward you,
but in these lines you will hear...
the distant beating of its surf.

Mark Twain to Olivia Langdon

Credits CJ Moore geometric and floral overlays, J Mead photo overlay, Deviant Art earrings: camelfobia, 
birds: wolverine, model: xxbone, background: kuschelirmel

As always thanx for stopping by, thank you for your much appreciate comments!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Three Dog Night

Three Muses Challenge - Music

Credits: Stock photos, Deviant Art sisterslaughter 165, kevron2, gd08, 
keriyoo textures, personal stash overlays

My creative side is still on strike and had the darndest time using "music" to inspire me. Well, the best i could do was a band's name, Three Dog Night, from the late 60's-70's.  And yes, those are dog bone trees in my layout :) .  Anyway, the band was not my favorite but they were popular and had a few hit singles. I had some fun doing it and i think that's the point, and i was not going to give up!  Here's are a few hits from the band. Think I like the 2nd one's kind fun :) : 

One is the Lonliest Number

Mama Told Me Not to Come

Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

As always, thanx for stopping by :)


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Moonlight Escape 

Take a Word Challenge - Moonlight

Credits: Overlays: Foxey Squirrel, Flypaper Antiques, Deviant Art Alegion, 
redheadstock lighbeams, sophiefzy, memento by Faestock

Voyages V - Poem by Harold Hart Crane

Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime, 
Infrangible and lonely, smooth as though cast 
Together in one merciless white blade- 
The bay estuaries fleck the hard sky limits. 

-As if too brittle or too clear to touch! 
The cables of our sleep so swiftly filed, 
Already hang, shred ends from remembered stars. 
One frozen trackless smile . . . What words 
Can strangle this deaf moonlight? For we 

Are overtaken. Now no cry, no sword 
Can fasten or deflect this tidal wedge, 
Slow tyranny of moonlight, moonlight loved 
And changed . 'There's 

Nothing like this in the world,' you say, 
is Knowing I cannot touch your hand and look 
Too, into that godless cleft of sky 
Where nothing turns but dead sands flashing. 

'-And never to quite understand!' No, 
In all the argosy of your bright hair I dreamed 
Nothing so flagless as this piracy. 

But now 
Draw in your head, alone and too tall here. 
Your eyes already in the slant of drifting foam; 
Your breath sealed by the ghosts I do not know: 
Draw in your head and sleep the long way home. 

As always, thanx for stopping by :)


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pink and Black for the June 30, 2015

Pocket Letter Swap hosted by Altered Pages

This is my second Pocket Letter and still as interesting to do as the first. In case you've not heard of pocket letters, it's a relatively new activity that started in this past winter and is taking off across the paper craft/mixed media. You can see more here at some YouTube links:

all wrapped up and ready to mail!


...and a few of the ATC cards from the pocket letter, close up:

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


Thursday, June 25, 2015

moth visitor

not getting about as much with the camera but did some shooting in the yards today. Got a nice macro of this little guy, sitting on one of my milkweed plants. I found out it's called a Speranza pustularia - Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth. 

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015


credits: PU purchase model, Itkupilli, Julie Mead

-Sara Teasdale

When I have ceased to break my wings
Against the faultiness of things,
And learned that compromises wait
Behind each hardly opened gate,
When I have looked Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange my youth.

Charcoal work of Sara Teasdale by Xabigal-eyesx at Deviant Art

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Passion Flower

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." - Benjamin Franklin

my summer porch is coming together nicely: found a totally white Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Eliott' and it jumped into my car... took some pics, made a note card and a 12 x 12 for the wall. now i'm debating whether or not to send the large one out to make a canvas print...hmm, or pillows...just dreaming...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Turquoise Tulip for Take a Word challenge

Tulip from my garden this year, backgrounds are my creations from last fall, 
also using pics of zinnias and cosmos. Paint brush effect overlay Julie Mead.

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


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Forget Me Not

Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here
And you're miles away
And I'm wondering why you left

There's a storm that's raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinking about you
And it's almost driving me wild

And there's a heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight
I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter what I might say

There's a message in the wire
And I'm sending you this signal tonight
You don't know, how desperate I've become
And it looks like I'm losing this fight
In your world, I have no meaning
Though I'm trying hard to understand

And it's my heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line
But I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter what my friends say

And there's a message that I'm sending out
Like a telegraph to your soul
And if I can't bridge this distance
Stop this heartbreak overload

I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter what my friends say
I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you
I can lie to myself

And there's a storm that's raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone
I ain't missing you
No matter what my friends say

Ain't missing you
I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you
I keep lying to myself
Ain't missing you
I ain't missing you
I ain't missing you

--John Waite - Missing You 

as always, thanx for stopping by and taking a peek :)


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Girl With a Tear

She held her grief behind her eyes like an ocean & when she leaned forward into the day it spilled onto the floor & she wiped at it quickly with her foot & pretended no one had seen.

-Brian Andreas, Story People

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring Clover Field

One thing I loved to do as a child (and now sometimes too!) is to make a crown for my Mary statue. My grandmother taught me how to do this with either dandelions or clover flowers. We'd sit on the lawn surrounded by the wildflowers, depending on where we were, and play, picking buds not too spent but not too young... a perfect way to spend time with each other :)  Here's a link on how to do, so very easy... 

Happy Spring! And as always thanx for stopping by...


Monday, April 6, 2015

Still in Creature Mode

Spring this year is late and the lingering chill unforgiving. April and only a few crocus popped up. So, without the tenacity to brave the elements seeking wonders of nature to photograph, I remain in creature mode with my art. Very satisfying, playing this way... guess that's what's important...

       Penny in the Poppies

Young Poodle on Blue

And some note cards, 2 from my travelling series:

 Bunny at Luxor

Bunny at Angkor Wat

As always thanx, for stopping by...


Monday, March 9, 2015

and more birds...

Finding that birds can be quite inspirational... not clear why right now but i'm having some fun ascribing various possible personalities to each one as I play with the layout. 

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