Let’s talk about those bootfish!!

Time for more crayon collages! This occasional posting is a preview for next year’s Color Your World Challenge! From Jan 1 to April 30, 2018 I’ll be participating in the annual CYW Challenge where participants are challenged to take a specific Crayola Crayon color for the day and post about it – art, photographs, poems – however the Muse strikes you! This will be my third year and I’m determined to not let it make me crazy!! (There’s a 120 colors + 120 days = 120 postings – in a row!!!)

Here’s part of a shoe series I’m doing – colors, Purple Pizzazz and Violet (Purple):

I’ve also gotten on a cat kick so that the last 40 or so collages all have cats in them. 

Weekly Weather this weekend and then who knows? I’m packing my craft stuff in an anticipation of a move at the end of August, so I’m not sure how much new stuff I’ll be posting through August and September! But, I’ll find something artsy to post about!!



Weekly Weather: Wet

This is my final catch-up post for Weekly Weather. The topic is ‘Wet’ – I went with water and fish!!

To remind you, I altered an atlas with the weather-themed collages. To see the other entries, please click on the page “Weekly Weather Challenge.” Click on the badge below to find out about how to join the challenge!

Wet, full 2-page spreadwet


Wet, right pagewet right


Wet, left pagewet left




Weekly Weather: Flood

I’m late this week getting this posted! Blame it on me!  Anyway, this week’s Weekly Weather topic is Flood. Another one that gave me pause to think. I went with waves and a mermaid, plus a few fish.

Flood, full 2 page spreadflood-full


Flood, left page-no those aren’t shark fins -they’re waves!flood-left


Flood, right page – do you see the mermaid?flood-right


Flood, right page detail.There are extra holes in the mermaid’s face. I couldn’t decide if I wanted her to face forward or profile. I decided on profile.flood-right-detail


Go HERE for more of “Flood”!

Dreamscope Deep Dream Doodle

So Google has this new app for ramping up your pics and photos! It’s called Dreamscope Deep Dream and there’s all sorts of science and business stuff behind it, none of which I care about. I heard, or rather, read about it from Jennifer Nicole Wells‘ very creative blog and ran with it!

First up is the original image:

oodle doodles awNow, the Botanical Dimensions filter:botanical dimensions

This is the Trippy filter:trippyHere is one of the filters I really didn’t care for – Self-Transforming Machine Elves. I didn’t like this one and a couple of others because they made things look creepy and I don’t like creepy things! But I wanted to show you because I thought lot’s of folks like creepy stuff!

self transforming machine elvesSo, there you go! Cool, huh? I’ll be posting pictures of Toby and LadyBird run trough these filters for Caturday Art sponsored by Athena & Marie. Please check them out on The View Through My Aquamarine Eyes and Doggie Caperz!!!