Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hollie Has Done It Again!!

There are a lot of things I like about being on the Holliewood Studios Creative Team but the best thing is being surrounded by amazingly talented women including one of the best designers out there, Hollie Haradon.  Believe me when I tell you that I wait with eager anticipation for each new kit that Hollie releases because every one of them is stunning.  Stunning!  Her latest offering is no exception:  Teddy Bear Tea Party

Here are a couple of images that I created with this kit but if you really want to see talent head on over to DeviantScrap and take a look in the gallery!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hope II

This image is my re-imagining of Hope by George Frederick Watts.

This is one of the earliest of the great morality pictures by which Watts earned his fame. Describing these, he said, "All my pictures in the Tate Gallery are symbolical and for all time. Their symbolism is, however, more suggestive than worked out in detail." He goes on: "I want to make people think. My intention has not been so much to paint pictures that will charm the eye as to suggest great thoughts that will appeal to the imagination and the heart, and kindle all that is best and noblest in humanity."

"Hope" illustrates the power of these pictures to make peole think. The blinded figure, seated on the sphere with her broken lyre, is bending her ear to catch what music she may from the last remaining string. She cannot see the star shining above her; one by one the sweet notes of music have been taken from her, but still she sits, bowed but not broken, plucking with tender fingers whatever melody she may from the last string of those that gave her the full harmonies of beauty. She has no vision either of the star above or of the world of darkness and gloom below. Her attitude of dejection almost rejects the conventional idea that there is happiness to be found when everything seems lost, but the picture suggests the larger hope of the world that there is peace and light above the turmoil and sorrow of the earth.

From the book "Famous Paintings" printed in 1913.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Sometimes we are so busy trying to protect ourselves that we shut out the world and miss the magic.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tumble Fish Studio

I have also had the honor of being asked to be on the Creative Team for Tumble Fish Studio.  Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio is one of my very favorite artists and a wonderful person to work with.  I've been cyber stalking her for awhile now but she doesn't know that. Oops! Did I say that out loud? hehe

You can find her artwork on her fabulous blog here:  and she now has amazing element kits that can be purchased at DeviantScrap.

Here are a couple of images that I've created with her kits:

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