Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Grim Twin

Original photo taken with my iPhone 6. Created on my iPad apps used - Procreate, Leonardo, Snapseed, Repix, Mextures

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fallen Leaves

Two leaf photos taken with my iPhone 6 on a morning walk. Image created on my iPad - apps used iColorama, Leonardo, Procreate, Stackables. For my botanicals course.

Monday, November 13, 2017

We All Have Flaws

Created on my iPad. Apps used - Procreate, iColorama, Snapseed, Repix, Leonardo
My yoga teacher said today we all have flaws and that is what makes us interesting.  I think it can make us assholes but then that is just me!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

On The Move

Created on my iPad - apps used Leonardo, iColorama, Procreate, Mextures.  Well I sure am trying but I just feel I have no voice on my iPad.  I am not sure of my direction, what I want to produce and also how to do it.  The only way I know to overcome this is to just practice and work at it and learn the apps.  Hopefully my path will be revealed.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bear Creek

Bear Creek Herbary today - cold but beautiful day. Photo taken with my iPhone and processed with - iColorama, Mextures and Procreate

Framed Botanical

Trying to keep up but been busy with other stuff. The top most leaf is from my coleus - poor baby got hit with freezing temps last night so that is the end of it. From my Botanicals class.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What Remains

Some photos from my AM walk reworked on my iPad
Apps used - Snapseed, Leonardo, Stackables, Procreate
Cool day here I think winter is coming.  Some dried flowers by the golf course and my front window. Working on my iPad and learning - I have a plan!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

iPad work

Created on my iPad Apps used - Leonardo, Stackables, LightBrush, Procreate

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Still playing with Project 1. I took the photo of the maple leaf on my morning walk. It is fall here in the Northeast and the leaves are falling. Apps used - Leonardo, Stackables, Lightbrush, Procreate and iColorama for the paper texture and the lettering. I used Leonardo to add the pods and tree branches to the background. This is the first time I have used iColorama for text and it works really great, you can even add shadows - still learning this app. I did extract the leaf and create the png file in Photoshop. I am enjoying making these botanical images!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Botanicals Course

So I am taking a course on creating Botanical images with frames on my iPad.  These are two examples I made for the first project.  It is a fun course and I hope to learn more about some of the apps I have on my iPad.

I have decided to work exclusively on the iPad with apps for the next couple of months.  I want to get away from my dependence on Photoshop and making composite images.  I can do that and I do it well - I want to expand my artistic ability and really learn how to use the iPad and the apps I have purchased.

I am looking to make personal, simpler, and more intimate images.  I want to express myself in a new way and I am excited to start this journey.  It is a great time of year to start - I tend to spend a lot of time inside during the winter and I have this and another course lined up.  I also am gathering examples of work that I find edgy and exciting and is in keeping with what I envision myself making.   I have a list of apps I want to focus on and I want to get some sort of work flow going.

The apps used in the above work - Leonardo, Stackables, Procreate, LightBrush, and iColorama.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

When You Wish

I created this quite a while ago but just never posted it.  Made this part in Photoshop and finished on my iPad. The background is a photo from Long Island the rest stuff added.  Probably the last image like this for now - I am going to devote my time to my iPad and learning apps for the next few months.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Created on my iPad using Procreate, SketchMaster, Paintcan and Stackables

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Haunted Farm

Textures, images, background photo and stuff - my collection and Mischief Circus

I made this one awhile ago and I can’t remember if I did it on my iPad or in Photoshop.  

Monday, October 16, 2017


Background - created using 3 images
Textures, moon, bat brushes, sparkles, smoke - my collection

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bless The Children

Background - Songbirdy Mischief Circus
Children, dog skeleton - itKuPiLLi Mischief Circus
Pumpkins -
Textures, birds, horns, skulls , other stuff - my collection

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bad Things Happen At Night

Background - Mischief Circus
Textures, skulls, skeleton, eyes, black cat, birds, smoke, webs, pumpkins - all my collection

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Passage

Background - Mischief Circus
Main Figure - created using various bits and pieces
Textures, skulls, bird, fog, stuff - my collection and Mischief Circus

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Gate

Background - Mischief Circus
Model - Pixabay
Textures, bird, cats, webs, pumpkins, roses, extra fire - all my collection

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Model - Pixabay
Background created using a number of textures
Textures, webs, pumpkins, cat, feathers - my collection and Mischief Circus

Created on my iPad and in Photoshop on my Mac - apps - Adobe Paint Can, Repix, Stackables, Procreate. My favorite way to work!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Avenging Angel

Background - created using two papers from Mischief Circus
Mascara -
Textures, moon, birds, skulls, skeleton, feather, mist - my collection and Mischief Circus

Lighting Effects - Auto FX

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

After Midnight

Background - created using three different photos
Ghost, fog - Mischief Circus
Textures, birds, pumpkins, scare crow, moon, skulls, weeds - my collection
It's that time of year again!!!!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Created on my iPad 
Apps - Adobe Paintcan, Repix, Procreate

Selune represents the mysterious power of the moon, the celestial force that influences the tides, changes lycanthropes, orders of reproductive cycles, and pulls at the edges of sanity. An incalculably ancient deity, Selune approaches existence with the placid calm of dappled moonlight. Like the moon itself, the quietly mystical Lady of Silver has many faces.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

No Need To Please

Model - Pixabay
Created on my iPad

Finally creating some art again - I just wasn't feeling inspired.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PA Landscape

Created on my iPad - apps Adobe Paintcan, Repix and Procreate
My photo from PA.
Loving Paintcan interesting app and lots of potential, easy to use and nice results. I think maybe I should have brought this into iColorama for some lighting and color adjustments but was just playing with Paintcan for now.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Shadow Creature

Created on my iPad using Procreate, iColorama, Repix

Model Pixabay

Still now what I have in mind but I am getting closer.  Loving my iPad and the apps but so much to learn.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Two Images

Both created in my iPad with various apps.  I like the first better but they are different so hard to compare.

Monday, August 28, 2017


Model - Hannah Colby File
Created on my iPad

I just cannot seem to make the type of image I have in mind - working on my iPad but still thinking Photoshop. I need to maybe spend a month or more just experimenting on the iPad with nothing in mind and no posting to get where I need to go - I am frustrated!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dark Angel - I Will Remember You

Back to creating my own stuff after completing the 15 Day challenge.  Did this one on my iPad pro with a lot of different apps.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

15 Day Challenge Slideshow

So I decided to make a video/slideshow of all 15 images together.  I used iMovie to make the video - I know nothing about iMovie but somehow managed to make the video.  Full screen it looks awesome. Pretty easy and interesting - I need to learn more about iMovie. Something else to take up my time - good thing fall and winter are coming


Day 15 of Brook Shaden’s 15 Day Challenge
And so it ends. I loved the challenges and loved having a theme for each image. I am ready to get back to experimenting and doing my own work but I really did learn a lot. I think I have learned to be more thoughtful in planning my images. I also learned that I like to have more time to refine and add stuff to my work before I post it. It has been a great 15 days! And yea that is me at lunch.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flying - Even Angels Stop To Rest

Day 14 of Brook Shaden’s 15 Day Challenge

Flying - Even Angels Stop To Rest

The challenge was to make interesting wings.  I made mine with paint  and spatter.  I liked the idea of the angel taking a time out to rest a little before she flies off.  I do feel it was too easy to make an image of an angel - my first thought was a flying pig or fish but that will have to be for next time.  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Forgotten - Books

Day 13 of Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Challenge

Forgotten - Books

Between Kindles, Nooks and Tablets people have forgotten about reading actual books.  The challenge today was forgotten using paper - so my book pages are the paper.  I could have used any reference for this image - newspaper, notes, cards, letters, etc. all forgotten in this modern electronic age. Created on my iPad. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Day 12 of Brooke Shaden's 15 Day Challenge
Pressure of Living Underwater
I had a lot of ideas for this challenge but not a lot of time to develop them. This was not my first thought but it is where I ended up. Sometimes the pressure just gets so great we need to escape what is confining us. Model - Pixabay.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Diversity - Herbs

Day 11 of Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Challenge
Diversity - Herbs
In an effort not to repeat myself or to rely on what is easy I decided to challenge myself today and create an image without a model. My other challenge was to create it on my iPad with some of the new apps I just purchased. This is a photo I took in the beginning of the summer at a nursery near my house. I loved the display they had set up. I wanted a painterly quality to the finished piece and I wanted to keep the feeling of the sunlight. I like to actually make my art so I do not like to rely on an app or filter to do the work. I like to manipulate with my Apple Pencil, make a number images in different apps and then combine everything. I really liked making this image and want to explore these apps more in depth.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Being Alive

Day 10 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge

Being Alive

We can never be truly alive until we break free from the ropes that bind us. Created in Photoshop model credit mjranum Deviantart. I was running out of time today but would like to develop this theme at a later date.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Day 9 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge


I have been a Photoshop user for a LOT of years. Last year I bought an iPad and I am determined to use it to make art. There are so many apps out there and I am curious as to what a lot of them do. I created this image using my newest app purchase and a few others. I am wanting a more painterly/artsy look to my images and this gives a great watercolor look and feel. I do not have a lot of apps but I do want to know about the ones I did buy - how they work, what they can do and how to combine the results. For me this girl just looks curious!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Day 8 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge


We all have the potential for greatness - sometimes all it needs to grow is a little quite time and planning. Model credit AuroraDreams Deviantart

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Day 7 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge


The whole idea of time is very hard for us to understand.  The older you get the faster it passes.  I tried to portray the idea that from youth to death is just a blink of the eye - time is running out for us all.  What a happy thought!

Created on my iPad.  I think I am reverting back to the easy images and I do what this to be a challenge so I may need to think harder.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Beauty - The Sea

Day 6 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge

Beauty - The Sea

What I feel is beautiful is nature particular the sea.  I live by the ocean but I am not englamoured with a beautiful sunny beach day. I love wet stormy days by the sea.  The smell of salt air and the cool dampness seeping into my skin.  Beauty to me is a stormy, foggy day.  

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Broken City - Shattered Dreams

Day 5 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge

Broken City - Shattered Dreams

This was not what I initially thought I would do - my first thought was a broken heart but this is where I ended up. I am playing catch up today. Created in Photoshop.

Spellbound - The Moon

Day 4 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge
Spellbound - The Moon

I find the moon fascinating and mesmerizing and I could look at it for hours spellbound. I am a moon child! Created on my iPad. I am trying to just make quick images for this challenge - not quite as finished as I usually do.

Friday, August 4, 2017


Day 3 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge

Endings - Door

My third challenge and this one was to portray endings using a door. My idea is that we are all prisoners of time so it is best to step through the door of possibilities while we still have time. Model Colby Files.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Day 2 of Brooke Shaden's 15 day challenge

Emotion - Sadness

My second challenge and this one was to show emotion and not show faces.  Well I do have a bit of a face in this one.  I have been doing a lot of images partially cut off and figured this would work well for this challenge.  Created on my iPad.


My first image of the Brooke Shaden 15 day challenge.  The theme was rebirth. To me nothing says rebirth like the cycles of nature especially the growth and reseeding of flowers and weeds.  I guess I will consider the close up and spacing of the pod on my canvas as my enclosed space.

My intent for myself for the 15 day challenge is to use my iPad for the images.  I tend to do a lot of “people” images so this was a nice change for me.  We will see if I actually do an image a day but I do know I will complete all 15 challenges!