LAYERS

Layers…we all have them. Art can help to reveal those layers of our lives…to ourselves and to others. This week, THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) asked artists to create art with layers. I wonder if you’ve done any peeling away of those layers…examining them to determine who you are and what’s important to you during this …

STAYING HOME

Wildlife across the planet is stretching its legs, less inhibited from the hustle and bustle of humanity. Air pollution is plummeting in some of the most polluted cities around the globe. People are walking, biking, running, reading, talking with friends and family (even if it’s via FaceTime) while physically distancing…and attending virtual concerts, dinners and …

DIGITALMANIA

CATRIN WELZ-STEIN is this week’s inspiration for our challenging DIGITALMANIA group (https://www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/.) Originally a graphic artist, she started to create digital images by collaging old illustrations and photographs. Here are two samples of her art… She’s a hard act to follow. Here are my attempts… That’s it for this week. Please continue to stay safe …

A DIGITALMANIA SPECIAL

It’s raining, 76 degrees and it SMELLS like spring rain. Take a breath! This week, Flicker’s DIGITALMANIA (https://flickr.com/groups/digitalmania) declared mixed media artist, BRANDIE BUTCHER-ISLEY to be our inspiration. Here are a couple of her pieces of art… …and here’s one of mine. That’s it for now. Stay safe. I’ll be watching for you in future …

STONE ANGELS and ARCHITECTURE

STONE ANGELS…yes, the ones you see in some cemeteries, quietly…majestically watching over our beloved family and friends once they’ve returned to Mother Earth- that’s this week’s theme for TAKE A WORD (takeaword.blogspot.com.) My beautiful angel has been awaiting placement for quite a while… THE THREE MUSES (thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com,) thinking of a theme less spiritual than stone …

LIKE CHRISTIAN SCHLOE

Austrian digital artist, CHRISTIAN SCHLOE, is this week’s inspiration at art challenge group, DIGITALMANIA (https://www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania). He combines painting, illustration and photography to create a genre of art somewhere between reality and imagination…a kind of dream world. Here are a couple of SCHLOE’s creations… …and here are mine… Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day…especially THIS …

ANCIENTS and IMAGINATION…

Hello, dear ones. I hope you’re not cleaning footprints off your walls as we all become more anxious for that feeling of freedom! I guess the key for Michael and me is keeping busy… doing things we enjoy. How are you passing your time? My art challenge groups are as busy and demanding as ever…sometimes …