segunda-feira, 30 de abril de 2012

Artificial World

Hi, friends. This sort of gothic image is my contribution to Take a Word which theme this week is BLACKBIRD.

Thanks to Enchanted Stock (dA), Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Designs.

terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012

Fortune Teller

I went to the fortune teller
To have my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Said she'd take a look at my palm
Said "Sonny you feel kind of warm"
She looked into her crystal ball
And said "I see lo--ove".

I said it could not be so,
Not with all the girls I know.
She said when the next one arrives
Take a look into her eyes.

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next thing I discovered
The fortune teller told me lies.

So I ran back to that woman
Mad as I could be
Said I didn't see nobody
Why'd she made a fool out of me?

At last something shook me
As if it came down from above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in lo--ove.

Now I'm a happy fella
I'm married to the fortune teller
We're as happy as we can be
- And what's more I get my fortune told for free (spoken).

This song was written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville and first recorded by Benny Spellman in 1962. Several others recorded it, but the most famous version is the one by The Who (on their famous Live at Leeds). My favorite is the one performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in 2007. 

This is my contribution to The Three Muses challenge: word art. I left you quoting Benjamim Franklin: “He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. He is impelled by inertia, rather than curiosity, and nothing is more unlike the submissive apathy with which he hears his fate revealed than the alert dexterity with which the man of courage lays hands on the future.”

Thanks to Crowabout, Tumble Fish and Beth Rimmer.

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

Le neuf de cœur

Hi! This week the theme is NUMBERS in Take a Word and my muse asked me to do this. Besides, as numbers are not my specialty, I decided to bring the hearts, which are quite the opposite and has more to do with me.... Hope you like it.

Textures: Princess of Shadows and Kim Klassen; Hearts: Lina Cavalieri; Coleen Moore; Alice Faye; Maureen O’Sullivan; Cleo de Merode; Josephine Baker; another two provided by Sum of all Crafts and Graphics Fairy.

terça-feira, 17 de abril de 2012

The Three Muses on the beach

The three muses were exhausted in their arduous work of inspiring us poor mortals. So they decided to take a break on a beach in the Caribbean. Smart girls!

This is my contribution to this week challenge in T3M: vintage bathing beauty. 

The background is a photo of mine (Varadero, Cuba); girls were colored by me; texture by Kim Klassen; others elements by Beth Rimmer and Angie Young.

domingo, 15 de abril de 2012

Vanessa Redgrave's time

Hello, blogfriends. This week the theme is TIME at Take a Word. Vanessa Redgrave is a brilliant gifted artist who has made ​​good use of her time leading a life that is worth living.

There's a texture on top by miss snoopy25 (dA) that is a quote: What's gone will never come back. But it exists when you think of it. It's a excert of John Frusciante song "One More of Me". Background by Beth Rimmer; papers and clock by Zeldona at mellowmint (dA); flower on left is the Natasha Richardson Rose; Cannes golden palm on right needs no explanation. 

quarta-feira, 11 de abril de 2012

Living a steampunk life

Steampunk fashionistas, Lauryn and Guillaume (Brit Lauryn has always had  a weakness for French men), has just arrived from a travel to Moscow and are already planning a trip to Prague, always in their zeppelin.

Hi there! This is my not so steampunk contribution for this week challenge in The Three Muses. This theme is always a hard one for me, but at least I tried...

Below you can have a closer look at our fashionistas:

Lauryn is a collage of a  beautiful young face with Victorian styling, and two different pieces of Alexander McQueen Fall 2011; Guilhaume is a shot of Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 catwalk; background by Finecrafted designs; zeppelin googled.

domingo, 8 de abril de 2012

Skinnies Gibson and Waterhouse

This week the theme in Take s Word is SKINNY meaning a card measuring 7.62 x 12.70 centimeters. These are my contribution. Thanks for visiting.

Girls by Charles Dana Gibson (altered); textures by Kim Klassen;
papers by Zeldona Mellowmint; "painting" is a photo of mine.

All faces from Waterhouse paintings; texture by Kim Klassen; filters applied.

terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2012

Elegant umbrellas

Hi! This week The Three Muses want UMBRELLAS. In my opinion, even closed umbrellas are gorgeous if they are taken by lovely fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.

You can find Audrey's photos in Dr. Macro. I did the background by mixing two stock photos by jesuisautre and stock by brink (deviantArt).

segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2012

About eggs and flowers

Forget about these eggs, Susie, we're supposed to pick up some flowers.

Happy Easter, blogfriends! This is my contribution to Take a Word, which theme this week is EGGS.

Background by digitalblasphemy; girls and bunny are Dover samples. Everything altered by filters.