Sunday, 19 November 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is ANGEL.  Ta Dah!

Credit to Pixabay.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

THE THREE MUSES


THE APPLE OF HIS EYE

Our theme at the Three Muses this week is  FRUIT or VEGETABLES and that reminded me of the young fellow who couldn't resist sharing the Apple of His Eye at every opportunity!

Credits to Pixabay and the ladies at Digital Whisper.  The young fellow is courtesy of the Public Domain and the background is one of my own.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

TAKE A WORD


It's SHADES OF BLUE at Take a Word this week. 

Credit to Pixabay for the elements whilst the background I found on the interwebby.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

THE THREE MUSES


TIME FLIES

Our theme at the Three Muses this week is TIME.  Ta dah!

Credits to Kubivet (no longer trading) and Pixabay.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our theme is FAMILY ALBUM at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of a little photo I have of my Grandfather.  Born 1899, the youngest of five children, and unlucky enough to be 'called' to serve in both world wars.  A strict but loving grandparent.  As this outfit was most definitely to celebrate something special I'm sure it was purchased for his Mother's second marriage ... his own father had died when Leonard was only four.  If only I could find who my great grandmother married I could verify her new name .... but no luck so far!

Anyway I've created a new background for him and given him a better chair to lean on and framed the whole thing appropriately for the family album.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is the colour ORANGE and that reminded me of the wonderful yellows and oranges of the buildings I saw on my recent visit to Lake Garda in Italy.

Here are two I treated with watercolour filters I hope you will like.



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Sunday, 22 October 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take A Word this week is TURQUOISE and that reminded me of the hat I saw a week last Tuesday!

Credit to SharingTubes, Pixabay, HolliewoodStudios with one of my own backgrounds.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is CANDLES and that reminded me of the relaxing evening I spent a week last Tuesday with a friend, a bottle of red and a game of chess!

Credits to SharingTubes, Pingimg.com and the public domain.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

TAKE A WORD


Marie has called for STRIPES at Take a Word this week ..... and this is what happened next!!  But I'm taking the tablets now!

Credit to Itkupilli for the most part with a little help from the PublicDomain.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

THE THREE MUSES


It's THE PRINTED WORD this week at the Three Muses .... and so with a little help from Mr Modigliani this is my contribution!

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

TAKE A WORD


UNLUCKY FOR SOME

Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is NUMBERS.  Meet Uncle Henry who, during his working life, was an accountant by profession!

Credit to Tumblefish Studios.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

DIGITALMANIA


I created this for the Digitalmania (INSPIRED BY MARSHA BALIAN) challenge.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

THE THREE MUSES


A WEEK LAST TUESDAY ...

We have WINDOWS as our theme at the Three Muses this week and that reminded of what I spied from my window a week last Tuesday night.  It was dark and the moon was high and as I went to close my window against the moths there she was!  I don't know what she wanted because one minute she was there staring at me then the next she was gone.

You probably think I don't see anything of significance from my window  ... but here's the proof!

Credit to MartaVanEck, NumbBum (no longer trading) pixabay.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

TAKE A WORD


It's the MALE of the species at Take A Word this week and that reminded me of great uncle Bertie whose philosophy in life was (for he is no more) always to Be Yourself!

Credit to TumblefishStudio and MartaVanEck.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

THE THREE MUSES


It's CREATIVE LETTERING at the Three Muses this week.  Ta Dah!

Credit to Tumblefish Studios.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is WINGS and that reminded me of a very strange sight from my window a week last Tuesday.  I think it was a magnificently fashionable umbrella but it might have been something else!

Credit to Pixel Music (no longer creating) and Pixabay.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

DIGITALMANIA


For the Digitalmania (INSPIRED BY DAVID ARMS) challenge.

Credits to Pixabay and Pingimg.com

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme is STEAMPUNK this week at the Three Muses and that reminded me of the strange thing I saw a week last Tuesday.  I was just about to retire for the night when I spied a strange vessel kind of thing flying past my garden.  I blinked and when I looked again it had gone!!!

Credit to Mr Whiskers, MartaVan Eck and FinecraftedDesigns.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

TAKE A WORD

Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is HEARTS and that made think of this gorgeous dress and the hearts and flowers to go with it!

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns and IreneAlexeeva.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

DIGITALMANIA


HUMMING BIRD!

For the Digitalmania ABSTRACT challenge.  I took inspiration from the style of Kandinsky which I enjoyed enormously!

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

THE THREE MUSES


There's a call for HOUSES at the Three Muses this week so I'm sending you a few from a very breezy seaside here in the UK.

Credits to Pixabay for the boats,  the backgrounds are from Flickr or the public domain,  and the houses, clouds and sun were made by me.

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Monday, 4 September 2017

TAKE A WORD


Oh No .... it's Autumn

Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is AUTUMN and that reminded me that Autumn is just someone's Spring .... Spring and Summer are my favourite seasons!

Credit to Pixabay and the PublicDomain.

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

THE THREE MUSES


We have MAIL ART with a theme of WISH YOU WERE HERE at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of a postcard I received a while ago from Mabel which I thought you might like to see.

This was typical of the holiday taken during the 1950s when places of work closed down en masse for a fortnight in July and the workers made a mass exodus by bus or train to the seaside for a few days. They mostly stayed in 'lodging houses' where they were either provided with bed, breakfast and evening meal or where they provided their own food which was then cooked and served by the landlady. These guests were turned out after breakfast and were not allowed back into their rooms until late afternoon .... rain or shine.  Everyone had a ride on a donkey, ate an ice cream or too, ate fish and chips, bought rock to take home and many bought their own Kiss Me Quick hats too. Everyone sent postcards to their nearest and dearest and many had a good tale to tell!  :D

Credit to TumblefishStudio and to Mabel!

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Monday, 28 August 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our theme at Take A Word this week is OLD FASHIONED,  but sophisticated, stylish and classic are always in vogue.  Sold out!

Credit to Itkupilli and the public domain.  Background is my own.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

THE THREE MUSES


UBRELLA'S are the order of the day at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of our visit to Plymouth a couple of weeks ago (to visit Daughter No 1).  Anyway it rained ... a lot ... and I couldn't resist taking a photo of a girl battling her way through it knowing I would use it somewhere in my art later!

Credit also to Kersten Frank and the PublicDomain.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

DIGITALMANIA


Created for the Digitalmania (Inspired by Richard Curtner) challenge.

Credits SharingTubes and the PublicDomain.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme for this week at the Three Muses is SNAPSHOT.  This snapshot is a photo of my sister and me as bridesmaids at a family wedding.

Credits to RoseyPosey and Kubivet (no longer trading) and my own black and white photo.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take A Word this week is BEAUTY and that reminded me that Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder!

Credit to Bluesse and Pixabay.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

THE THREE MUSES


We have QUOTES as our theme at the Three Muses this week, and this is one of my favourites.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio, Pixabay with some of my own backgrounds blended.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

TAKE A WORD


A TOUCH OF PURPLE is our theme at Take A Word this week!

Credit to Irene Alexeeva.

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Friday, 4 August 2017

DIGITALMANIA


Created for the Digitalmania (inspired byKinga Britschgi) challenge.

Credits to Pixabay whilst the brushes where courtesy of Mel.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

THE THREE MUSES


My theme this week for the Three Muses is SOMETHING GOTHIC and this is what came to mind!

Credits to FinecraftedDesigns.

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TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is MONOCHROME and that reminded me of Greymouth in New Zealand well known for its spectacular sunsets.  Being near by and armed with my camera we decided to see for ourselves and made our way to the beach.  There were a number of people already there, many carrying a beer or a glass of wine to enjoy whilst they watched, but the sight I liked best was of the four people who had brought canvas chairs and were ready and comfortably waiting for the spectacle.  That little voice inside my head said : what a picture!

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme for the Three Muses this week is CIRCLES and that reminded me eye'd spied some circles a week last Tuesday!

Credit to Pixabay, DigitalWhispers and NumbBumm.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our theme at Take a Word this week is DANCER and here is mine!

Credits to SharingTubes for the dancers.  The background is one of my own.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is FOOTWEAR.  Ta Dah!

Credit to Irene Alexeeva and the PublicDomain.

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

TAKE A WORD


We have SEA CREATURES as our theme at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of the extraordinary sight in my garden a week last Tuesday.  As I closed the curtains I spied a cat who appeared to be dreaming of fish suppers!  Well, what do you think of that?

Credit to RubyBlossom and Bluesse.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is WINGS ON THINGS and that reminded me of the strange creature I saw at the bottom of my garden a week last Tuesday.  She looked something like this!

Credit to SharingTubes and the PublicDomain with a little help from me.

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our challenge this week at Take a Word is to include HEARTS in our artwork.  I chose a playing card.

Credits to Pixabay and the PublicDomain.

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(Nice to be back from Greece .... there was a MASSIVE heat wave!)

DIGITALMANIA


Created for the Digitalmania (inspired by Louis Jover) challenge.

Credit to G and T Designs.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

THE THREE MUSES



Our theme at the Three Muses this week is MAIL ART.   I think mine has taken on the guise of steampunk mail!

Credit to Pixabay, Modigliani and the public domain.  

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(Jetting off to the Greek Island of Rhodes tomorrow for a couple of weeks.  See you all when I get back.)

Friday, 16 June 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is BEAUTY.   Lilies are one of my favourite flowers because they are beautiful.  When I'm lucky enough to receive a bouquet I like to take photos of them to extend their beauty for longer.

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DIGITALMANIA


Created for the Digitalmania (INSPIRED BY FINNABAIR) challenge.

Credits to G and T Designs.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

THE THREE MUSES


It's a TOUCH OF RED at the Three Muses this week and that made me think of red umbrellas!

Credit to Pixabay.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is CLOCKS.  This is what I was inspired to create.

Credit to Bluesse and Modigliani with a photo or two of my own.

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

THE THREE MUSES


IT'S TOO GREEN!

Bev has challenged us to use a fence in our artwork at the Three Muses this week and that made me think about Mabel.  Mabel doesn't like to be fenced in so one day she took a trip out to the countryside but came back on the very next bus because she said it was too green!  I don't think she's ever been again.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns (no longer trading), and Pixabay.  Mabel also had a hand in the story.

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

TAKE A WORD


We have HOT COLOURS as our theme at Take A Word this week and that reminds me of summer and holidays.  So here we are ready to take the bus to somewhere interesting!

Credit to Bluesse and Pixabay.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

DIGITALMANIA


Created for the Digitalmania (Inspired by Sherry Parker) challenge.

Credits to Bluesse and Pixabay.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

THE THREE MUSES


The theme at the Three Muses this week is ART IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.   Ta Dah!

Credit to MartaVanEck and Pixabay with a little of bit of my own.

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