terça-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2011

A princess or an evil queen? Both! (anything but ordinary)

(please, click to enlarge)

Hello, I hope you had a sweet Christmas (if you celebrate it). This is the picture I put together to attend the Three Muses challenge of the week: all about me.

In these days when movie studios struggle to draw attention to their different versions of Snow White, I found myself thinking that all of us at some point dreamed of being princesses, but deep down we knew that we had our evil queen side. What's good, after all why be the silly princess instead of the sexy witch? ^=^ No wonder actresses prefer the role of the antagonist instead of the nice girl...

Well, back to my digital collage, I took two pictures of different versions of Snow White and switched the beautiful faces of the actresses for mine (the one I had kind of 10 years ago or so - I confess) to represent these two sides that we all have: the brighter one we show in the light of day and the other, darker, we try to suppress or at least keep to ourselves.

I also used two textures (Brighteyesgal, GRSites) and a free wallpaper. 

terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2011


Hello, my friends. I'm offering this picture to this week challenge at Three Muses: ANGELS. 

I wish you all a merry Christmas, full of joy and peace.

Background by WaterLO Project; quote by Richard Purdy Wilbur; main angel is a B&W photo I colored and change clothes.

segunda-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2011

Listen to the Angels

Hi! This is my contribution to this week Take a Word theme: Sepia.

Those simple powerful words everybody knows are John Lennon's; Vintage angels and sepia background are all over the web; sky background by psd graphics.

terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2011

Santa and Rudolph on vacation

Cheers! After a year long hard working, Santa decided to leave the Christmas gifts' delivery in the hands of his beloved reindeer Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and went on vacation to Cancun, accompanied by his best friend, Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. Unfortunately, poor Rudolph ain't accustomed to the hot weather...

This is my contribution to The Three Muses Challenge wich theme this week is TIS THE SEASON.

Background is a photo of mine, everything else was googled.

terça-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2011

White Witch

Hi! As a tribute to my friends at the edge of a new Winter (here, it will begin the Summer), my own version of White Witch (Chronicles of Narnia).

This is also to attend the new challenge at Three Muses: Land of Odd. Is she odd enough? Well, at least Narnia is quite odd...

Background is a free wallpaper; linen texture is public domain; dress is Alexander's Mcqueen (Fall 2011); hair and headdress are Marina Bychkova's.
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domingo, 4 de dezembro de 2011

It takes two to tango

Hi, my friends. I'm still stuck with my essay and got my deadline postponed. So, a little bit of fun won't harm anyone, right?

This is my contribution to this week Take a Word theme: NUMBERS. I chose two, after all one is the loneliest number and three's a crowd. :)

By the way, despite tango isn't Brazilians thing, I love it.

Background (altered) by Enchanted_Stock.

terça-feira, 15 de novembro de 2011

Mail art: tulips

Hi! This is my contribution to The Three Muses Challenge: Mail art.

I haven't been around 'cause I'm working on this essay I have to write in order to get my specialization degree. Truth is: not finished my essay, nor did my digitals (Gosh, I'm so screwed...).

Tulips: Freubels Freebies; trees: zeldona (deviant art).

terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2011

A circus girl

Sherry is hosting the challenge this week at Collage Obssession which is Alter egos. I couldn't resist and placed myself as a Circus Girl, as you can see on the detail bellow.

On top right a Graphics Fairy freebie; everything else but the girl are my photos of a cafeteria decór; circus girl were googled. Original bellow:

segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

Children just wanna have fun

Have fun... Why not?

Hi, guys! This is my contribution to Take a Word theme of the week: CHILDHOOD. That's me in my imaginary place.

Background was googled. All the elements are cutouts from cloths sold in Peach Pear Plum.

quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

My fake sweet home

Hi! That's my zetti version in front of my mushroom home and beautiful garden! My faux sweet home is my contribution to the Three Muses challenge: home sweet home.

Garden is a free wallpaper; mushroom house is a freebie by Paper Craft Planet which I painted; Chris Zetti body by Crowabout; overlays are papers by WaterLO Project.

domingo, 9 de outubro de 2011

Just a blackbird by company (and a few ghosts)

Poor Laura! Things started to go wrong when she adopted a crow as a pet, then she was hearing voices. By this time, people of the village have already brought back stories about a curse. Long story short, as she kept seeing ghosts everywhere, they locked her up in the North Tower. But, hey, she's not going to get any better this way, is she?

Hi, guys! Getting in the spirit of Halloween, I'm offering this slightly creepy Digital collage to Take a Word which theme this week is BLACKBIRD.

Background is a photo I took in Santiago de Cuba, Laura is a Ziegfeld Girl (Dr Macro); crow by peroni68 (dA), Overlays by poisomgirl815 and darkrose42 stock (dA).

terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

Devil in the Bottle

Hey, you! The little one has escaped! And it's growing really fast!

Brazilian folklore has this legend about a devil in a bottle. It seems to be a Portuguese heritage and it has nothing to do with alcoholism as in the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd or TG Sheppard. Instead it is a small imp or demon kept in a bottle that can grant to its owner power and money. It has similarities to Robert Louis Stevenson's tale "The Bottle Imp".

To whom that is interested in owning a devil in the bottle, the recommendation is, first of all, celebrate a demonic pact. Then one will have to get the egg from which will emerge an about 15 cm imp. In some regions people say that it’s a chicken egg fertilized by Lucifer. Others believe that it's a rooster (?) egg.

Believers have to seek it during the Lent. After finding the egg the owner will carry it under his left arm and take it on the first following Friday before midnight at a crossroads, and wait there for the next day. In the early hours of Saturday, he will return home, keep the egg in a safe place and take a deserved rest. Forty days later, a devil will be born, it should be immediately locked up in a clear glass bottle tightly closed, to avoid any unforeseen nasty event. Hereafter, over the years, the devil will enrich its owner, and after his death, will take his soul to where nobody knows... but can imagine.

By the way, this is my entry for this week Three Muses challenge: BOTTLE.

Little devils (slightly altered) by Marcus Hedlock (chubby) and Isac Vitor Medeiros (one-horned); skinny one from a free wallpaper;

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

Art on the Wall

Hello! This is my contribution for Take a Word wich theme this week is WALL.

The wall is one of my own photos, silhouettes are from Dover. Font is Apocalypse Deluxe.

I did this back in June for Digitalmania. We had to do something a la Banksy. I think it fits to this challenge too, so here it is!

terça-feira, 27 de setembro de 2011

Tintarella Di Luna

Jessie, a Californian girl, loves the beach; sunbathing, surfing, beautiful people... But her husband Tun Tan Mei is categoric: she's got to keep her paleness, something highly appreciated in his country. He also dislikes those small swimsuits American girls wears (he hasn't been introduced to Brazilian bikini yet). Therefore, she's begun to do moonbathing, she likes it, it's quite calm, but she's afraid to start to howl to the full moon...

This is my entry to The Three Muses, which challenge this week is MOON.

Jessie is a Ziegfeld girl (Dr macro) that I digitally colored; Textures: poisongirl815 (dA) and Krikk; Wolf by Daniel J. Cox/Naturalexposures.com

domingo, 25 de setembro de 2011

Family album

Four times Dad

Top left: my aunt, mom's twin brother and mom; bellow: my aunt's marriage, my grandparents, my greatgrandmother, mom and me; on the right is a very poor shot but it means a lot because it has my grandmother's handwriting, it says: Selma at 16 - Franca (the city) - Dora at 14.

Me and my brothers

This week the theme in Take a Word is ALBUM. Coincidently I've been working on a album for my mother made of old photos and slides that I've scanned and restored. It was for Mother's day on May, but until now I couldn't finish it. Well, these are 3 of its pages.

terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2011

The Queen of the Crows

Hi! The Three Muses challenged us to do some art using DOORWAYS. Here is mine, a steampunk queen very charming.

I did the queen combining pieces and parts of fashion runways photos. She's très chic and wears a Valentino skirt and an Alexander Mcqueen (by Sarah Burton) top. Doorway by General Vyse (deviantArt); Crows by Shoofly Stock (deviantArt); Overlays by Buzillo Stock (deviantArt).

domingo, 18 de setembro de 2011

Just a romantic guy

OK, they are doing time in Sing Sing,
can you blame them for dreaming about a soulmate?

This is my entry for this week theme in Take a Word: MALE.

This cell exists, it's in Cuartel Moncada, Santiago de Cuba, and it's part of a museum now. I did the shot. Our guys I found in Graphics Fairy. Overlay by Fotojenny (deviantArt).

domingo, 11 de setembro de 2011

Nature has its own music

This week the theme is MUSIC in Take a Word and here it is what I've done while listening to the birds sing at my parents' country house. Don't you think that nature has a music of its own?

09 - The Sound Of Music

The girl came from a John William Waterhouse painting, Windflowers (1903); background is a free wallpaper; Northern mockingbird by Roger Tory Peterson.

terça-feira, 6 de setembro de 2011

Spread your Wings

Hi! Our Three Muses proposed WORDS as this week challenge. This is my small contribution.

Click bellow to remember and enjoy Spread your Wings by Queen.

Queen - Spread Your Wings

The winged lady is a sketch I did by hand, scanned, then painted digitally. All other elements - altered - by MC Designs.

segunda-feira, 5 de setembro de 2011

Seeing butterflies

I reclycled a drawing I did for Digitalmania by changing background, elements and colors in order to fit this week theme at Take a Word: BUTTERFLIES.

Background by WaterLO Project; lady by me.


terça-feira, 30 de agosto de 2011

Fashion editorial by June 1967

Next Sunday, June 4, 1967, will be published fashion editorial in the newspaper Nightly Comet bringing the latest trends for summer. By the way, it's amazing the size of the skirts the girls wear today. Judging by them, in the year 2000 people will be walking naked through the streets!

Digital Art for this week Three Muses challenge: NEWSPAPER.

Girls from Ladies Home Journal magazine of June 1967 at http://mostlypaperdolls.blogspot.com/ ; newspapers were googled; backgrounds and flowers: Crowabout.

domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

Time flies, enjoy today

As a teenager I used to admire her beauty and vitality. Time passed, I almost forgot about her. Then, she had to face her illness and the way she fought it, her humanity, fragility and sincerity made me fall in love with her again. That's why I took her example to remind me (us) that time flies, life is short and the best we do is enjoy each day (without betraying ourselves).

This is my entry for this week Take a Word theme: Time.

Farrah Fawcett photos and backgrounds were googled; clocks: Dover and Graphicsfairy.

terça-feira, 23 de agosto de 2011

Dona Canô: window to the memories

Claudionor Viana Teles Velloso, or Dona Canô, is a 103-year-old beloved lady and mother of the famous Brazilian artists Caetano Veloso e Maria Bethânia. She's so charismatic that became a personality by herself and not only for being their mother.

Velloso's family photos were googled. Background by Smoko-Stock (deviantArt). The text is actually excerpts from the lyrics of the song Dona Canô you can hear by clicking below.

06 - Dona Canô

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

Women and cars

At the beginning we were drived or we lended glamour by posing beside them. But that became old-fashioned and we finally conquered the right of being behind wheels. Nowadays we can even choose not to drive, after all we have a whole bunch of more ecological choices, like the old bike or the new segway...

This is my take on the this week theme in Take a Word: OLD-FASHIONED.

I'm Old Fashioned

segunda-feira, 15 de agosto de 2011

Hats? Hats!

Marion loves hats, but as good Libra, have a tough time choosing them. Right now, her problem is to choose one for a costume party. Yes! She first chooses the hat and then the clothes that fit them. If you were her, which hat would you choose?

This is my contribution for this week Three Muses challenge.

All Hepburn photos at Doctor Macro.

This is Phyllis, a collage a la Suzanne Sbarge for Digitalmania. As she has a flower-hat, I think she qualifies for the challenge too.

Phyllis: Graphics Fairy Flower: Redouté (Dover) Fishes: Dover

Ah! Don't forget you can leave your hat on!
Joe Cocker - You can leave your hat on

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011

Celestial Sleep

They sent the sweetest angels to watch over the sleeping sacred boy

Hi fellows! This is my contribution to this week theme in Take a Word: CELESTIAL.

Lullay Mine Liking

Angels: Dover and Graphics Fairy; Background is my photo of Serra Negra/São Paulo/Brazil.

segunda-feira, 8 de agosto de 2011

Travel to Cuba

Hello! This week the challenge in Three Muses is MAPS and I decided to take advantage of my recent travel to Cuba to acomplish it. So, here it is a glimpse of this fascinating country (please enlarge to see the details).

I googled all the old maps; the photos are all mine and so it is the texture.

If you are curious, bellow are the details. The two gentlemen are hubby and daddy :)

domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Twiggy Face

Hi! This week the theme in Take a Word is FACES. I decided to stick to just one: Twiggy's. She had the most incredibly striking face of our time. Altough she was probably too skinny those eyes was impressive.

I googled all the photos. The background and the frames are Joanne Brisebois'.

terça-feira, 2 de agosto de 2011

Clumsy angel

If only I could play...

Hi, folks! I’m back! I was on vacation, then I had this project on deadline… Well, now I can do a little of this a little of that (those useless stuff I love…).

This is my collage for this week challenge on Three Muses: Angelic.

My angel has wings, they aren’t on the photo - which I took in Cuba - but they are there! The soccer game bellow him is a Portinari’s painting with some Portinari’s add-ons.

Cândido Portinari Torquato (1903 - 1962) is one of the most prestigious Brazilian painter. He was a prolific artist, unfortunately he left us early poisoned by the paints that made him famous.

Texture by Struckdumb. Foot cast was googled.

domingo, 10 de julho de 2011


My collage is featured at Take a Word this week, which theme is wedding. Thanks Marie!

Frame: frozenstocks; texture: MLStock; background: Pelleron; couple: Vivoli family - 1923 (B&W photo digitally colored).

terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2011

The miraculous staircase

Hi, folks. This is my entry for this week Three Muses Challenge: Stairs.

When the Loretto Chapel, in Santa Fe - New Mexico, was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Legend says that the Sisters of the Chapel made a novena to St. Joseph. On the ninth and final day of prayer, a man appeared at the Chapel with a donkey and a toolbox looking for work. Months later, the elegant circular staircase was completed, and the carpenter disappeared without pay or thanks. Some concluded that he was St. Joseph himself, having come in answer to the sisters' prayers. The stairway's carpenter, whoever he was, built a magnificent structure. The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. Also, it is said that it was built without nails—only wooden pegs.

segunda-feira, 27 de junho de 2011

Mae West was no angel...

This is my contribution for The 52 Starlets Art Challenge: MAE WEST. What a fabulous woman!

Mae West photos: Doctor Macro; Quote: Mae West (of course!)

domingo, 26 de junho de 2011

Something to retire to...

- Hey, handsome! Are you going to paint me too?
Billizetti received us for a delicious retirement mad tea party, unfortunately most of us forgot to bring a gift, what made him very disgusted. To redeem myself I made this digital collage in his honor. I am very optimistic about Bill's retirement, because he has something to retire to: his ART.
This picture also apply to this week Take a Word Challenge: BEACH.

Painter palette and hat were googled, everything else by Beth Rimmer. Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick.

segunda-feira, 13 de junho de 2011

Flower Muse

I've done this for Digitalmania at Flickr, but as it pictures a butterfly (amongst other stuff) I think it applies to TAW too.

Background and some flowers by WaterLO Project; Butterfly:Dover; Muse: silent movie star Maude Fealy; quote by Hans Christian Andersen; some flowers are my pictures.

domingo, 12 de junho de 2011

Spider woman

Hi, after some tough days, I'm back. The theme at "Take a Word" is INSECTS and as I'm not a fan of bugs, flies and cockroaches, I chose spiders even if they are not insects. If you are aracnophobic, sorry...
My spider woman is Sonia Braga, brazilian actress, in Hector Babenco's movie The Kiss of The Spider Woman. All spiders and the spider web were photographed by me.

quarta-feira, 1 de junho de 2011

About books

Some say that many English speakers don't like Jules Verne because of the quality of some translations of his books. I don't know, if so, it is a pity. This week the challenge at Three Muses is the written word, I decided then to bring an inspiring quote from Steampunk's father I consider appropriate for the theme. Hope you like it.

Background and most of the elements by Finecrafted Design, I found the books at Steampunk Scholar Bogspot.

terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2011

Norma Jean

Has the fragile Norma Jean envisioned she would become Marilyn Monroe, one of the most powerful and enduring myths of cinema? I guess not.

I did this collage to 52 Starlets Art Challenge which theme this week is eternal Marilyn.

Dr Macro provided Marilyn Monroe photos; background by Beth Rimmer; Frame by me.

domingo, 29 de maio de 2011

Meanwhile, in Fairyland

I love old fairytales books' illustration. As a child I was drawn to that world of magic and wonder through those pictures.I made this digital collage for this week theme in Take a Word: WINGS. Please enlarge to see the details.

Illustrations: the Moon Maiden and The Three Beggars by Warwick Goble; the King & Queen of Fairies and their court by unknown. Some trees and bushes were googled; texture by Buzzilo Stock (deviantArt).

terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2011

Blue marine

Aaaah! Il dolce far niente...

Hi. This is my entry for this week Three Muses Challenge: BLUE. For me this color evokes beaches, clear sky, lazy vacations. So here it is my vintage Summer.

This is a special challenge, as lovely three muses are "turning two". Let's celebrate with those wonderful creative ladies.

All elements , which I altered, including background, are Beth Rimmer's. Texture by Glenda Ketcham.

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

Steampunk Clara

How long does she need to seduce the guard?

Poor Steampunk Clara! She was kidnapped by an evil genius. How long does she need to seduce her guard and escape from that goddamn fortress? Not much, I guess.

Hi, fellows! This is my contribution to the brand new blog 52 Starlet Art Challenge. This week the movie star is CLARA BOW.

I found the photo of Clara Bow in the blog A Mythical Monkey, then I put some color in it. Steampunk elements by Finecrafted Designs.

domingo, 22 de maio de 2011

Sweet Zetti

Welcome! This week the theme is ZETTI in Take a Word and I did this composition by using Crowabout elements (except for the cat, frame and texture). Please enlarge to see the details.

Frame is mine and I found the texture in Photos Public Domain.