Thursday, September 18, 2014

State/City/Town Swap

this is my submission for my swap on Facebook featuring some representation of your State or City or Town. Mine is an Ohio Buckeye Tree and a Cardinal, the Ohio state bird. Can't wait to start getting some swaps in the mail, my first one has already arrived.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

2 years past

I can't believe it's been two years since my last blog post. So much has happened and changed in my life that time just got away from me. Be ready though, I'm back full speed and will be posting a few times a week!

I did see this post though and wanted to share it with you. It's a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using a moon/sun face rubber stamp in the center of a tile and then Zentangling around it. I ordered my stamp (I googled moon face stamp) and I'm ready to go. I'll post some pics once I get a couple done.мини-проект-9-й-начнем-со-штампа-stamp-to-start/

Monday, September 10, 2012

Inspiration Avenue - Dragonfly challenge

This weeks challenge over at Inspiration Avenue is to post our favorite dragonfly image.  Dragonflies have been magical to me for a very long time.  Their gossamer wings and long bodies intrigue me and I marvel at their movement and grace.  They remind me of faeries, and indeed are associated with faeries in some European fables.

Here is my favorite dragonfly image - a tattoo that I would like to have someday.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge - If you could go anywhere

When things seem a bit hum-drum
or the cares of the day are pressing in,
then it's time to do a little 
wishful wandering!

If you could go anywhere, do anything,
where would you go?
what would you do??
what would you see? 
This week's challenge over at Inspiration Avenue  is to describe where you'd go and what you'd do if you could go anywhere.  I would go back to my hometown in Greece where I could watch the boats on the marina and take in the beautiful sea.  I would sit out on the balcony with a cup of tea and watch the peacefulness of the village lifestyle go by.  I would slow down my life and take time to enjoy my surroundings.
This creation started with a black and white photograph of the marina in my hometown.  I changed it to a sketch in Photoshop, and colored the background.  Then I used brushes in Photoshop to add the sun and other embellishments. 

By the Sea

You're invited to a party!

Here's you very own, personal invitation to a Fairy Tea Party! Everyone's invited to this special blog party!  Head on over to Inspiration Avenue and let them know you'll be attending on September 23, 2012!  There will be lots of fun, freebies and giveaways for you.  Join in the festivities today!

Very-very close to us in their fascinating parallel world live fairies. You can find them in the silken silence of beautiful flowers, near the forest silver lake late at night, or see their sparkling wings in the gray of the dawn. Fairies look like illusive tender creatures with enormous fiery eyes and ethereal pearl wings. They live near mountain lakes, sleep on beds of green flag leaves, eat pollen and drink morning dew from the blossoms. Early in the morning they are floating in the sky and play hide and seek beneath the whirlpool. This supernatural world is close and at the same time it is inaccessible for us. As usual, fairies hide from hostile human beings, but sometimes it is possible to see them. 

Whether they're in the garden

 In the night,

 In the sun
Or in the sky, fairies will gather together on September 23 to drink tea, eat fanciful desserts and have fun together. See you there!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Diva Challenge #83- Assunta and Mooka

Hmmm this week's challenge really was a challenge. I love Mooka and I use it regularly-but Assunta I just didn't get. Finally I started to get a little bit of a rhythm with it, but I can't say I'd use it again!  I like that I had to do something I wouldn't normally do.

Zendala Dare #18

Here is this week's Zendala Dare. I used crescent moon throughout plus a little ribbon flower I created. I thought the crescent moon looked like bugles-remember that snack?