Monday, July 4, 2022


Another entertaining challenge at TAG TUESDAY , the theme was SUMMER. I immediately thought of summer vacation, 4th of July and Memorial Day and how much I LOVE AMERICA. Tag is made with recycled cardboard, recycled map, wings of old magazines, hat (black dots on typing paper), and image-free printable online This vintage lady water-skier will go straight into my Junk Journal.  

Friday, June 24, 2022



Finally, I've tried doing a group of collages. Each is done over a two-day period with a planned "cool pallet" , made with handmade papers and vintage book pages, measuring 4" square.  Now that I look at the image, I realize they're upside down. LOL

Monday, June 20, 2022

CARPE DIEM does not mean Fish of the Day

Challenge "Fish" for Art Journal Journey, the link is at the right under challenges. This is my first challenge in quite some time, I had fun putting it together, but realize I'm a tad rusty. As I look back at the challenges I did a few years back, I see I have lots of room for re-growth. Oh, guess I should explain, the challenge was fish. I found a cute quote about fish, "Carpe Diem does not mean Fish of the day." The word comes from a Roman Poet, Horace. It is a Latin aphorism (whatever that is)translated.. "SEIZE THE DAY". In my language it translates to Happy, Fun, Meditate, Smile, Soar, and Be Happy. You can find these words if you zoom in, they're in plain sight.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Back in the Swing of Things

My life has taken some major twists and turns over the past few years. But I'm elated to be back in the studio and thinking of doing some 100-day Art challenges. For the time being, I'll be sharing the various art projects I'm working on. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Take A Word... MOON

This week over at Take A Word Challenge, the word was Moon. I've been contemplating for days, and finally it hit me.. " Blue Moon of Kentucky", by Bill Monroe.
I wasn't born in Kentucky, but both Mom and Dad's family extend to western Kentucky, and as well, I married the most delightful man who's family came from Kentucky also. I'm pretty much alone now, so many Kentuckian's that I hold so dear to my heart are gone now.
Here are the heartfelt inspiring lyrics....

" I said, Blue Moon of Kentucky , Keep on a- Shinin" Shine on the one that's gone and left me blue."

This moving song was sung and recorded by so many accomplished singers like; Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley and of course, the legendary Bill Monroe.
God rest the sweet souls that  the Kentucky Moon shines on even tonight:  Chole, Eli, Ezra, Ezra Arkley, Otha, Eutha, Opal, and my dear and precious father, Henry Liscol and so, so  many more loved ones that  lie beneath that illuminating "Blue Moon of Kentucky". God Bless and rest their sweet souls.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Three Muse Challenge Feb.9th "LYRIC". I selected " As Time Goes By" from the movie Casablanca.
.Ken and I watched it so many times we actually knew what Boggie and Bergman were going to say before they uttered the words like, "We'll always have Paris" and " Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine", the list is endless. Such sweet memories that I hold on to. Check out the other fantastic LYRIC art pieces that others have posted, here's the link:
"As Time Goes By"

As Time Goes By

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by
And when two lovers woo
They still say "I love you"
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny
It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by
Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny
It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Art 'n Soul Studio

February Challenge at Art 'N Soul Studio Facebook. Challenge was Hearts and Flowers. I started with two pages of journaling about the word "Heart", then covered with paper napkins, paint, gesso, ink and cut out hearts. I love the quote from "The Secret Garden" by R. Bennett; "Be led by the dreams in your heart."
"Be led by the dreams in your heart"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TAKE A WORD Challenge Feb. 11, 2018

"BIRD" was the theme given by Take A Word

This is my take on Bird. It's a Journal Spread, with various layers of papers, stamps, stencils and image transfers. Great fun. When I found the image "Live Gently Upon This Earth", I was Wowwwwwed.
Take time to check out the other cool things the other artists made, lots of awesome stuff at Take A Word Blogspot.

Monday, February 12, 2018


Current challenge for ,The Tree Muses Challenge theme was Umbrella. My journal page started with journaling, deli wrap print of Music of Singin' in the Rain, and a painted collage of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds under the umbrella. What a movie, full of fun, laughter and love for life! Go check out the other super entries over at The Three Muses.

 Lots of unique umbrellas.

Singin' in the Rain

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Turquoise and Red Challenge presented by
 The Three Muses Challenge.

I'm still using primitive art methods, paper, paint, glue and found stuff, wish I could figure out this new Digital Art, but alas.... too old, too late. This is my take on the Turquoise and Red Challenge, I used lots of red magazine clips, distressed paint, journaling (hidden under the paint) and one of hubby's cigar wrappers, what a lovely necklace for the Lady in Red. Head on over to their blog and see all the other fantastic art work.
Lady in Red

Monday, February 5, 2018

After almost seven years off... I'M BACK.
Life has had it's UPS and DOWNS, now it's time to Get Creative.

This little page  was made as a challenge for "TRY IT ON TUESDAY"  The challenge was Fire and Ice, using Hot and Cool hues. As my Muse took over it became obvious the piece would have  NOTHING to do with fire or Ice, but I did stick to the Hot and Cool.  Great Fun.

Check out their other cool stuff  This link will take you there....Try it on Tuesday
One in Eight
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Artful Bag ATC

Cathy Calamas and I traded ArtfulBag ATC's this month. It was part of the year long Artful Bag extravaganza inpired by FrostedPetunia.

 "The Perfect Bag" is from Cathy..
                                                   This is my "Kitties Love Bags Too" ATC

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Journal Prompt

April Journal Prompt... Send an Imaginary Post Card. My kitty, Jezabelle and I headed off to La La Land and found all sorts of cool things going on. Lolly pops growing like spring flowers, butterflies made of chocolate and of coarse, Jezabelle could talk. Post Card is addressed to Mom and Dad to my childhood home address. Way fun!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon... No challenge, just me and the journal talking about life and loosing.   " I went though all our photographs, memories made through out the years, pictures worth a million words that bring my heart to tears...... My father gone in early prime, my brother next in line , then last my mom. And so, my wings shall visit you until my time is come." Vintage arithmetic pages, stamped and collaged, painted, colored, butterfly stamped, face painted with acrylics, colored pencil, gesso.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Artful Bag

 Frosted Petunias Artful Bag Challenge for the month of March was Embellish.   I started with a plain little green bag. Cute, but not Special. The oriental pin has been laying in my bead re-do pile for years. I added more beads and made another hangey down bead thingey that attaches to the strap. It will probably drive me insane the first time I use it, but looks cool just for the sake of ART.

 This is a up close look at the handmade pin and my ho hum attempt at beading.  To see all the bags that got a face lift this month, check out