Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Textures, stuff - my collection

Started on my iPad finished in Photoshop. Probably my last image for 2016 but maybe not!!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Background - made up from 3 different photos from Pixabay and my own
Textures, birds, small hat, feather, moon, snow, star, grasses - all my collection

Have a Happy and Blessed Solstice 2016!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Up In Smoke

Background - created by me
Textures, smoke, sparkles, hair strands, writing - all my collection

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bo Peep

Background - created using two images from Pixabay
Girl - extracted from a vintage photo Costic─â Acsinte
Sheep - extracted from a Pixabay photo
Textures, grasses - my collection

Below is the original image - I had to do an arm transplant and a lot of cleanup to make her work ; )

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Background - I created the background using three photos
Deer, pennant - Mischief Circus
Head dress - Made this using antlers, leaves and sparkles 
Textures, moon, house, grasses, hair strands, writing, stars, snow - all my collection

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dreaming of Christmas 2016

Background - created using two of my photos one of a tree outside and one of decorations at Longwood Gardens
Girl - extracted from a vintage photo and the I colored it -
Poinsettias — from my photos at Longwood Gardens 
Textures and other stuff - my collection

Friday, December 9, 2016

Sad Santa

Background -
Santa -
Cat -
Poinsettias - extracted from photos I took at Longwood Gardens
Textures, mistletoe, rose and snow - my collection
For a Christmas Challenge on a Flickr group

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On The Edge

Background - made up from three different photos and I made the hole in the ground
Textures, table, books, candle, bird, bird brushes, dummy, ladder, mist, moon, flowers, keys - all my collection and AWAKE content

Not what I planned but what came out ; )

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Watchtower

Castle - Image from  thanks so much I appreciate it!!!!
Cloud formations - created using six different images
Girl - image from unsplash
Stars - Caroline Julia Moore
Textures, birds, trees, mist, lighting effects - my collection

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Dress

Background - created using 5 images - plus 4 others
Model - extracted from an Unsplash photo 
Textures, ladder, moon, hair strands, grasses, ivy, birds - all my collection   

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Queen of Swords

Queen - from a painting by William Arthur Breakspeare 
Background - my photo
Textures, sword, bird, sparkle, hair strands, feather - all my collection

My final Tarot Queen.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Queen of Wands

Queen - from a painting by John William Waterhouse
Card frame - 
Textures, candles, cat, fire, wand, sparkle, crown, beads - all my collection

My third Tarot Queen - one more to go.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Queen of Cups

Mermaid - Pixabay 
Background - created using 2 photos
Textures, fish, sparkly, moon, cup, ropes, hair strands, water plants - my collection

Another Tarot Card - Queen of Cups element water - an emotional, nurturing, caring woman.  

Monday, November 21, 2016

Queen of Pentacles

Woman - from a Frederic Leighton painting
Texture, bird, trees, butterfly, sparkle, moon, pentagram - all my collection and AWAKE content 

It has been awhile since I made Tarot images - so I think I will do a few. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nameless Faceless And Timeless

Model - from Unsplash
Background - made from various stuff from my collection and AWAKE content 
Textures - my collection

Monday, November 7, 2016


Main image - from pixabay
Background created using 3 images
Textures, moon, birds, other stuff - my collection and AWAKE content

I am interested in making the images look kind of like an etching - not quite there yet.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Goddess

I pretty much made everything in this image from bits and pieces of other stuff. Something different for me - I wanted an artsy look and I think I got it!

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Children - I extracted them from vintage photos and repositioned them one behind the other 
Textures, cat, stuff - my collection

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

All Souls Day

Woman - extracted from a vintage photo
Textures, feather, tattoo, writing, stuff - my collection and AWAKE content

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Background - created using 4 images from Pixabay
Woman - extracted from a vintage photo
Textures, flower, moon, birds - my collection

Friday, October 28, 2016

Grave Yard Run

Background - created using three photos
Girl - created using 3 different extracted images
Textures, mist, bones, birds, moon, extra hair strands - all my collection

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Don't Become A Happy Meal

Background - three images from Pixabay combined
Zombies - extracted from a Pixabay photo
Bat brushes -
Textures, smoke, stuff - my collection 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rhythm Of The Night

Background - created using 3 photos from Pixabay
Textures, birds, skeleton, pumpkin, mist, moon - all my collection  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Samhain Spark Story

Created a new Spark story for Samhain. Click on the link below and scroll thru it to see it! 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Never Talk To The Dead

Seance  - extracted from a vintage photo
Curtain Background - Mischief Circus
Textures, candles, smoke - my collection   

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Night Flying

Background - created using 2 photos from Pixabay
Textures, hair brushes, moon, lighting effects, broom handle - all my collection

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Hunter's Moon

Woman - extracted from a vintage photo
Background - 2 images from pixaby
Textures, moon, sparkle, grass brushes - my collection

The Hunter's Moon is the full moon after the Harvest Moon.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Background - created using three images from Pixabay
Witches -extracted from an image from Pixabay
Textures, moon, fire, moon, mist and smoke - all my collection 

I did a LOT of work on the witch photo - it was very dark and had a lot going on in the BG. I lightened it up, worked on the coloring and softened it quite a bit.  Below is the original image.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Spell Caster

Woman - extracted from a vintage photo
Hat - created by me
Candles -
Textures, bird, pentagram, feather, books, table, curtain, writing - all my collection

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Peculiar Children 5 - The Home

Background - my photo of the mansion at Batsto Village in NJ
Girls - extracted from a vintage photo
Carriage, bow, keys - Mischief Circus
Textures, skeleton, birds, hats, feathers, branches, moon - all my collection  

More peculiar children - I finally saw the movie - so different from the book.  The visuals were awesome.  I still have to read the third book.  

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Background - created using 3 images from Pixabay
Woman - extracted from 
Textures, birds, skeleton, pumpkin, mist, moon - all my collection

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Apprentice

Witches - vintage photo
Frame - Mischief Circus
Textures, hat, feather, books, skull, tattoo, candle, beads - all my collection

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Woods Outside Of Salem

Background - Mischief circus combined wth a few textures
Witch - extracted from a vintage photo
Textures, birds, sign, moon, mist all my collection

I have always loved this photo - glad I finally used it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Peculiar Children 4 - Sam

Created for the "Peculiar Children" challenge at Deviantart Castle of Manips and Castle of Cards

Background - created using three photos from my collection
Girl - extracted from a vintage photo
Skulls -  
Textures, smoke, bird all my collection

From the second book Hollow City - Sam is a peculiar child who can regrow any body part she loses, like a starfish. Movie coming out tomorrow!!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

No Longer Hiding

Background - created using four photos from Pixabay combined
Witch - extracted from  
Textures, broom, skulls, bird, bird brushes, sparkle, mist - all my collection

I may be a bit early for Halloween but a witch is always in fashion ; )

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Peculiar Children 3 - Entrance To The Other Side

Background - created using 2 images from Pixabay and 2 of my cloud images
Boy - extracted from another vintage photo
Light effects - Caroline Julia Moore AWAKE Content
Textures, birds, keys, rose, moon, mist, hat, grasses and weeds - all my collection

I also ran the finished image through Topaz Texture Effects and used two effects combined.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Peculiar Children 2 The Portal

Background created using 5 photos 4 from Pixabay one mine
Girl - extracted from a Costica Acsinte vintage photo 
Birdcage -
Textures, flying crow, star, mist, feather, horns, keys - all my collection 

More peculiar children - I am starting the second book.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Peculiar Children 1

Background - Mischief Circus
Books, hat, rose and vase - Mischief Circus
Textures, bird, skull, flowers, cat - my collection

So I am reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children”  and loving it - so be prepared to see lots of Peculiar Children images.  I cannot wait for the moving coming out at the end of this month.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Endless War

Background - created using two images from Pixabay
Kids - extracted from a vintage photo
Steampunk stuff - Mischief Circus
Hat -
Chicken - Mischief Circus
Textures, feather, mist and some other stuff - my collection

I saw a bumper sticker last night that read “Stop Endless War”.  I liked the term so I made this image. So inspiration can come from anywhere. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Writers Block

Background and typewriter - Mischief Circus
Background painting - extracted from a vintage photo and put into the frame
Spider web brushes -
Textures, desk top, clock, bird, feather - all my collection

So I am reading a book and one of the main characters, a writer, has writer’s block.  I thought it would make an interesting image.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Backstreet Angel

Angel - extracted from a photo from Pixabay
Background - a combination of four images
Textures, writing my collection

I love this statue's face and I love to work with angel statues so a win-win!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Joy Departed

Background - from a Pixabay photo
Woman - not sure where I got this I need to research it
Textures, moon, hair strands, birds, mist, rope - all my collection