Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Well it is the last day of 2012 - I hope 2013 brings health and happiness.  I am leaving this year with another watcher looking back over the year and looking forward to a new one.  Happy 2013!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Watcher

A little end of the year playing with Elements.  I love birds and owls in particular here is a watcher for the year end.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season! 

Friday, December 21, 2012


Today is Yule - the world didn't end but the weather is not so very nice.  I am hoping for an excellent New Year.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Morning Walk

I took my morning walk and it was a rainy grey day.  Everything was dull and washed out.  Here is a photo I took and played around with it a bit just to jazz it up some.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another Santa

Well here is another handsome image of Mr. Claus.  The big day is getting closer - too bad I have been naughty!!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa Time

Well here is the man himself. This is a composite of 3 or 4 different images.  Image made in Photoshop Elements.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas At The Shore

Santa over the beach.  I took the ocean photo at Bay Head before the hurricane.  Added the other stuff in Photoshop Elements and changed the coloring.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Bird Study

Pretty lady cardinal in the snow.  My favorite bird.  Image created in Photoshop Elements.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Father Christmas

So I thought I would do a few holiday images.  The background in this one is a composite of 2 PA snow photos - I added Santa, animals and snow flakes on top with some textures. I am not sure how many Christmas images I will do but this is a start.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I look at this and want to scream "come back you fools you'll be killed"!!!! I have no idea what this has to do with the holidays or even December but here it is anyway.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Flower

My first Christmas image.  I don't think this will be at all like Halloween with an image a day but I do have some great ideas to explore for the holidays.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving but I am posting my image today, tomorrow I will be in PA having dinner with the skinny cousins from California.  I sure do have plenty to be thankful for this year - having survived the hurricane, having this great house and wonderful community, being healthy and able to do the things I love and having a great husband and 2 wonderful kitties - and this is just the tip of the Thanksgiving iceberg  I always liked Thanksgiving it is a nice unassuming holiday.  So have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone and enjoy your dinner!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bringing The Sexy Back

Not too sure where this came from but here it is!  I heard a song on the radio today as I was driving called Bringing The Sexy Back and I couldn't help but to make an image.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bay Head NJ Before The Hurricane

Bay Head, NJ - one of my favorite places and a place I have always wanted to live.  All this before the hurricane.  I think it has mostly been destroyed.  I haven't been back to the shore since the storm and I only live 10 minutes away.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Moon Child

I am still thinking moonlight and darkness - maybe it is the time change.  It is dark here before 5 and I don't like it at all. But then again I love the moon being a moon child myself.  Love this image, the full moon over the ocean just right for a ghostly dance.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

I want to thank all of those who serve our country - past, present and in the future.  I appreciate all that you do to insure that we have our freedom.  My dad was a WWII vet - I miss you daddy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dancing In The Moonlight

I am thinking about moon light today.  Nothing better than dancing on the beach under a full moon - wonder why they still have their clothes on??  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Girls Night Out

I had this old image of these 3 women for a long time and always wanted to do something with it.  I put them in this archway added a moon and lots of textures plus a blue color cast and here we go - the Girls Night Out.  It works for me and they are looking fierce.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Crow

Almost Halloween looking but it isn't.  I had lots of time to play yesterday - with Photoshop, watercolor and beads.  It was a long snowy day here at the Jersey shore.  I love crows and we have a lot of them here - they can be noisy but they are so smart and quite endearing.   I paired this beauty with trees and moon light - lots of layers and textures.  Love it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Music In My Head

Some more play with Elements.  I so love this program especially since I cannot afford the full blown version of Photoshop.  This does everything I want so I am happy.  We may get some snow today into tonight then in the sixties over the weekend - weird.  I don't like snow much but LOVE to paint it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I'll Fly Away

Did a little bit of work today with Elements.  I am calling this Fly Away.  That is about how I feel right now with all the political stuff going on - it is election day.  I am just so sick of it all.  I think your political views are just that, YOURS - and mine are mine.  I never discuss my political views or who I am voting for - too bad everyone else doesn't do the same.  I do not mind people telling me to get out and vote but I resent them telling me who to vote for.  Well enough of all that - tomorrow one side will be gloating and the other will be pissing and moaning they were robbed.  Meanwhile we are expecting another storm ; (

Fall Walk

This is a photo along the walking path where I live in NJ - this was before the hurricane no leaves left now and another storm is closing in - maybe some snow ; (

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Flowers

Mums - one of my favorite things about fall are the mums.  I have all different colors out front on my porch.  I cut off these bronze colored flowers and put them in a small honey jar. They have been in my kitchen window for over a week and they make me happy!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Day

Here is a picture I took before the hurricane on one of my morning walks.  I just had to play around with it a bit.  Now all the leaves are gone and lots of the trees too - so sad.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat my last Halloween image.  I sure had fun making all of these images and I achieved my goal - one a day for more than the month.  I am sad that I had to take in all my outdoor decorations for the hurricane but so thankful we had no damage like most people here at the NJ shore.  The pictures are devastating and I pray for all those affected - it is going to be a LONG recovery.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back To The Cellar

You just cannot stay out of the cellar.  Be careful of what is behind that door!!  I think this is my new favorite.  Only one more day for my Halloween images - it has been fun.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Can't Stay Out Of The Graveyard

What is the lure of the graveyard.  My advice stay away!!!!  I thought I would post this early as we are having a hurricane and may lose power - I hope not as I have 2 more days of Halloween images to post.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Attic

So you think the cellar is scary how about the attic??  You never know what's going on up there and it isn't all fun and games - or is it!!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Stairs

So do you ever wonder what is living under the stairs??  Take a quick peek and then run like hell!!  Created with Photoshop Elements and a ton of layers.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Halloween

Well the day is getting closer - I am going to be so sad to take down most of my decorations.  I do not take down everything I like a little Halloween all year long!!  I really like this image - I had the girl but wasn't sure what I wanted to add to her but I think I did her justice.  Created in Photoshop Elements.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


My latest - I seem to have a thing for sculls and skeletons this year - wonder why??  Usually for me it is witches and black cats.  So check out this little corner of the grave yard - make sure you don't venture over there.

Witch House

So Dearie - would you like to come in for a spot of tea or perhaps a potion or two??  Step into the witch's kitchen but beware of what you might find ; )

Monday, October 22, 2012

Two New Images

See I forgot to post my reaper image yesterday so it is 2 again today.  Top is not the Avon lady calling and the bottom is the Lady of the Lake Halloween style.  Getting close to the end of the month so I need to keep the ideas coming.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oh No This Doesn't Look Good

Well it doesn't look good when you look out the window and see The Reaper on the front lawn.  Maybe it would be best to sneak out the back door!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Naughty Girl

So what has our little miss been up to - nothing good I would suspect.  She is a Naughty Girl for sure.  I particularly like this image - maybe my new favorite at least for today.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spirit Sisters

Today's image Spirit Sisters.  I am going to hate to see Halloween over - maybe I will have to do Thanksgiving images and then Christmas!!  I could play with Photoshop all day long.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tales From The Crypt

Well here is today's offering Tales From the Crypt and sad tales they are.  Crying for a past lover perhaps.  I remember the TV show with that name and that nasty crypt keeper as host.  Image made with Photoshop Elements and a whole lot of layers!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Scary Images

The Widow

Haunted Hayride

So I forgot to post my image yesterday - that doesn't mean there wasn't any -- it just means I get to post 2 today  I have for your viewing pleasure the Black Widow and she is no spider.  Also a Haunted Hayride - if you dare.  Both images made with Photoshop Elements.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Side Street

Something a little less sinister for today - don't go down this street if you want to Trick or Treat all the treats have been taken!

When The Kids Come Out To Play

Oh those crazy kids always out and about and looking for a good time. Better watch out they might want to party with you!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween House

Well isn't this just the best Halloween house ever - not even scary - just cute.  I especially like the black kitty.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Don't Go Into The Woods - Ever

Don't go into the woods - enough said.  You never know what is running around in there.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Scarecrow

Everyone of these images that I do becomes my favorite - right now this is it - Mr. Scarecrow.  I love the feeling of this image and do you see the kitty hiding in the field?? That scarecrow is quite handsome I think! Image created with Photoshop Elements.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


So I missed posting yesterday so I am making up for it with 2 Vampire images.  A boy and girl - that's fair right??