This is a special Art Journal created for the 100 themes Challenge at Digital Whisper. We have been given 100 different themes to inspire and create digital collage art over the course of a year. All of my art is created in Photoshop Elements 7 and is made using personal photos, stock photos, copyfree and digital kit imagery. All sources will be noted in the post. Please enjoy and watch this journal grow!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This is my entry for the Digital-Whisper 100 themes challenge #8 "Innocence". 
A young woman caught up in her daydreams and hoping for the future. The harvest colors and imagery speak to a bountiful and rich imagination  full of innocence and promise.  Imagery from Dover, Lori Davison, Rebecca McMeen and artist papers from Donna Estabrooks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shadow Fall

This is my entry for the Digital-whisper 100 themes challenge  # 95 "Shadow". Imagery credits go to Lorie Davison, Magic Moonlight, and Holliewood at Deviantscrap.com.  Multi-layers in Photoshop blended with artistic effects and filters.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Dance

Tomorrow will be my dancing day,
I would my true love would so chance,
to see the legend of my play,
to call my true love to my dance.
Traditional carol

This is my entry for the Digital-whisper challenge # 82 Dance.  Imagery from Luna Girl and Rosey Posey combined in Photoshop using soft light filters, colored overlays and text for subtle hints of a vintage Dancer. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lucid Dreaming

Fly with me fly
let your heart grow wings
and find your inner child again.
This is my entry for the Digital-Whisper 100 themes challenge (#97 Wings). Imagery credits for this digital collage inclue BoBunny art papers, Dover books, Rebecca McMeen and Photoshop art brushes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lemon Tree

Well after about three steady weeks of gardening and planting I had to come in from the sun and do some artwork!  This is my entry for the Digital Whisper 100 themes ( #10 Lemon Tree). I indeed have several lemon trees (made fresh squeezed lemonade from them this week) in my yard, and the lemons used in this piece are photos from my tree but digitally altered (posterized) along with imagery from Beth Rimmer, Dover and Holliewood at Deviant art scraps. Glorious summer (if a bit too hot already ) is upon us!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Urban Warrior

This is my entry for the  Digital Whisper100 themes challenge #90 (Alley). Really switching to a darker more urban feel in this piece with the lonely urban warrior caught up in his concrete landscape.  Imagery from Vintage Blog, Lorie Davison at scrapbookgraphics and artist papers from Tim holtz.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sacred Play

This is my entry for the Digital Whisper 100 themes challenge #48 "Childhood". This beautiful vintage photo from Magic Moonlight Free imagery  just touched my heartstrings when I think about how special my dolls were to me in my childhood. From  my "Thumbelina" baby doll , Raggedy Ann and later on to Barbie, Ken, Skipper and Scooter and even my assorted Troll dolls all gave me a sense of comfort and sacred play. Other added lace imagery from Scrapbookfraphics.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Late by myself, in the
boat of myself,
no light and no land
cloudcover thick.
I try to stay
just above the surface,

yet I'm already under
and living
the ocean.

This is my entry for the digital whisper challenge #72 (Oceans). The back ground is my own made from fabric and sea life imagery from Dover. Other imagery from Dover (Mermaids) as well and Holliewood at Deviant art.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rainbow's Child

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge # 16 "Colour" . A bit of Hippie Chic inspiration here with a beautiful image from Magic Moonlight, Christine Renee and finecrafted at deviant art all mixed and colored in Photoshop.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


This is my entry for the Digital-Whisper 100 themes #27 "Rockstar". I used a magazine image and changed up Lady Gaga with stars in her eyes. An amazing performer who leaves it all on the stage; truly an artisan and innovative musician in the rock/pop tradition. Other elements from Holliewood and Finecrafted at deviant art scraps and music clippings.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Had some fun traveling vicariously through my blog to the rich forest of the Jaguar (top piece) and made some field notes in my discovery journal below.

These collages are for the digital-whisper 100 themes challenge # 45 (Animal) and #51 (Discovery). Imagery credits from wikimedia, Christine Renee, Rosy Posey, Lorie Davison and artist papers that I created background layers from. All images blended and created in PSE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Love's Treasure

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #85 "Lock and Key". Imagery credits go to google, Rosey Posey and Christine Renee all blended and artistically rendered in Photoshop. I have been taking some Photoshop Elements classes at our local Junior College and learned a great deal about The Clone tool, and Smudge tool for blending and layering. Also about file size and resolution (I'm still a bit confused on that one), but I love the artistic tools classes!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gaia's Prayer

She is the moment when body

knits to body and the world flowers.

She enlivens everything: plants

in the meadow, the ocean's fish,

animals hidden in the forest,

birds tumbling on the wind.

She is our darling, who under

the wheeling stars makes all

things blossom and bear fruit.

At her approach storms clear,

dark clouds dissolve to blue,

sweet earth and all the oceans

smile, and her light dances brilliant

through the flourishing world.

_______ Homeric hymm

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #53 Life. It is also in celebration of Earth Day which is this Friday April 22nd. Hopefully we can all get outside and give thanks and spend some time in nature and perhaps plant something, pick up debris or tend to the earth in some way to help heal and nourish our only home.

Imagery credits go to Finecrafted Designs and Holliewood at Deviant Scraps. Artist paper clippings and artistic filters in Photoshop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mother Nature

What greater praise can I give you than to call you

green? Green, rooted in light, shining like the sun that

pours riches on the wheeling earth; incomprehensible

green, divinely mysterious green, comforting arms of

divine green, protecting us in their powerful circle.

And yet, lady, you are more than even the noblest green,

for you glow red as breaking dawn, you shine white

as the incandescent sun. splendid Mother, none

of our physical senses can explain or comprehend you.

.....Hildegarde of Bingin

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge (#22 Mother Nature). Imagery from e-vint.com, Holliewood and Finecrafted designs at Deviant scraps. Soft light, fresco and multiply filters used in Photoshop.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


There are a lot of difficult and heavy themes at the digital-whisper 100 themes challenge but that's what makes it such a great springboard for creativity. Making us stretch and grow and create outside 'our' box a bit. This collage is for the #28 "Sorrow" theme. I have been avoiding some of the darker themes a bit but ran across this wonderful image (from Dover books) to express feelings of sorrow and loss. I built the background from multiple layers from Christine Renee. Tears of sadness from Holliewood at Deviant Scrap. Soft light filters and reduced opacity in Photoshop.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Somewhere In Kansas

After a long tiring work week I am ready for a weekend by myself (hubby is at a conference) and some fun with art, reading and weather permitting some hiking! My whimsical collage above is for the digital-whisper challenge #44 Two Roads. I feel a little bit like Mister Rooster reading signs and going in circles, wondering which road to take. But in essence all roads lead home and that is where I want to be! Imagery credits go to Holliewood, Finecrafted Designs at Deviant Scraps, Google and Luna Girl .

Monday, April 4, 2011

Le Cirque

I had fun trying to recreate the feel and look of the old circus posters in this collage for the #49 "Stripes" challenge at digital-whisper 100 themes. Imagery credits go to Beth Rimmer and Finecrafted Designs at Deviant Scraps and googled imagery from vintage posters. Artistic filters added in Photoshop.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Amber Skies

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #73 "Clouds". Dreamy and content, an amber sky fills this woman's dreams and hopes amidst a blanket of green. Imagery from Finecrafted designs, Holliewood at Deviant art, woman from google digitally painted with fresco and soft light filters.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


This is my entry for the digital-whisper theme #52 (Broken). Imagery credits go to Rosey Posey and Christine Rennee at scrapbookgraphics, Finecrafted Designs at deviantartscraps and magazine image. Multiply and soft light filters added in Photoshop.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Soft and subtle, feathered and wispy. This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge # 88 (Soft). Imagery for this collage is from Dover books, personal photos of dandelions, feathered imagery and digital coloring with brushes and artistic filters in Photoshop. I was inspired by the mutitude of dandelions in my spring garden right now (even though they are weeds) I find them beautiful and the essence of softness.

Monday, March 21, 2011


This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #23 ( Hunted). Imagery credits are from Dover- I added wings and digital coloring, wikimedia, Metal Momma, Holliewood and Down under Studios at Deviant art. I wanted to create a sense of flight, escape but with a sense of cunning and awareness.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is my entry for theme #77 (Past Days) at digital-whisper. I wanted to recreate the feeling I use to have when I was young and would go through old photos, newspaper clippings and letters that my Grandmother had- it all seemed so mysterious and ancient and like pieces of a puzzle that needed to be assembled. Sadly my Mother and Grandmother were not great at keeping these clippings and most are lost now. But I can and do keep albums and mementos for my son of our life and significant events and have tried to instill a sense of history and family for him and his future family. Imagery credits go to Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics, e-vint.com and Christine Renee.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Brigid of the oracles,
Brigid of the twisted hair,
Brigid, friend to woman,
Brigid of the fire.

Brigid of the fire's fuel,
Brigid of the cloak,
Brigid of the tender hands,
Brigid of the oak.

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #62 "Magic".
Magic is always present - like electricity we need to know how to harness it and use it for the greater good. Our intentions and affirmations of nature, love, good will and the power to change are all manifestations of magic. Summoning our gifts and sharing them is magic at its best!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Memory Keeper

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge (Memory # 11). Some steampunk elements were used here to create a feeling of time, memory and introspection. Clockwork imagery and background from Finecrafted Designs and imagery from Dover books.

Monday, March 7, 2011


This is my entry for the digital-whisper 100 themes challenge ( #100 Secrets). This wonderful old image came from L'espirit du cirque and Holliewood at deviantart scrap combined with gradient filters and digital coloring in Photoshop. Loved the character and 'knowing' expression on these women. Someone has a secret.....

Thursday, March 3, 2011


This is my entry for the digital-whisper 100 themes challenge #55 (Waiting). Looks like she has been waiting a while as the moss grows thicker and thicker! I love this image from e-vint.com the nonchalance , the pose, the horse. Waiting for her lover to arrive. Background imagery from Collage Obsession, scrapbookgraphics, Christine Rennee broken frame images and posterized and soft light filters in Photoshop. Artistic digital brushes added.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Hope Comes On Wings

This is my entry for the #94 (Hope) challenge at digital-whisper 100 themes challenge. This old world image from Dover (Baron Francois Gerard) captured me by its tenderness and depth of feeling and gave a sense of hope in its gesture. Other imagery credits go to Christine Renne at scrapbookgraphics, Holliewood at deviantartscraps and old text.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Time Messinger ( #65)

Time is on my mind this week even though I don't seem to have too much of it! This entry is for the digital-whisper #65 theme. Imagery credits go to Dover, Christine Renee at scrapbookgraphics, words from Rumi and gradient artistic filters and layers in Photoshop.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Resonance (#69 Music)

This is my entry for theme #69 Music.
Imagery credits go to Dover, Deviantartscraps, tangie baxter. Googled instruments and dictionary clipping. I am loving all of the wonderful entrys and brilliant creations at digital-whisper 100 themes challenge.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Meditation in Blue (Tranquil #87)

I embrace emerging experience
I participate in discovery
I am a butterfly.
I am not a butterfly collector.
I want the experience of the butterfly.
___William Stafford

This is my entry for the digital-whisper challenge #87 (Tranquil).
Imagery credits for this digital journal page is from Holliewood at deviantart scraps, scanned journal bindings and clippings, layered and painted in photoshop.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Golden Song (#12 )

This is my entry for theme #12 (Gold) at digital-whisper 100 themes challenge. Old world imagery from Dover and digital elements from Metal Momma at Deviantartscraps. All imagery layered , reduced opacity and soft light filters added in Photoshop.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Letters (#81 Pen and paper)

This is my entry for the Digital-whisper 100 themes challenge # 81 Pen and Paper. I had fun using imagery from the Holliewood/Tangie Baxter (Queen of Cakes) kit from Deviantartscraps. Found some interesting quills and pen images from wikimedia and overlayed bits of handwritten letters. A bit of a fun French Marie Valentine!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ancient (#9) and Reflections (#66)

This piece is entitled "Rosetta" for the (Ancient) theme at digital-whisper. The imagery used in this collage is from Dover, wikimedia, E-vint.com. Old text is derived from Hebrew, Egyptian and some Celtic sources. Reduced opacity and soft light filters were used for ageing effects.

Image unbroken

reflect my soul's desire

make me whole again.

This is my entry for the theme "Reflections". I found this beautiful image of a Heron on wikimedia and created the background from vintage botanical prints. Added oriental characters and elements from Finecrafted designs.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stone Angel- (Cemetery #61)

This is my entry for the digital-whisper 100 themes #61 - Cemetery. Imagery from Finecrafted Designs , Holliewood at deviantart scraps, and Dover.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Challenges #31 and #83

This piece is entitled "Freya's Return" and is for challenge #31 (Flowers). Imagery from Dover, vintage botanica and elements from Finecrafted designs.

This is my entry for the (Underwater) challenge # 83 at digital-whisper and the name of this piece is "Silver Pearl". Imagery from the finecrafted designs( Mermaids) digital art kit.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Poems

This is my entry for theme No. 2 entitled "Love" at the digital-whisper challenge.
Getting into the upcoming Valentine's Day spirit here with imagery from Dover, Finecrafted Designs and assorted artist papers .