domingo, 30 de junho de 2013


Butterflies for Audrey

This week the theme in Take a Word is BUTTERFLIES. I guess we'll never have enough of them. They can add joy to almost everything. 

In this collage lovely Audrey is wearing a Philip Treacy hat for Alexander Mcqueen (Spring 2008). The background is my own. There's texture by Princess of Shadows.

I did other two pieces for Digitalmania which work perfectly for this challenge. The theme is Nick Bantock.

Letter to Zenaida

As you can see it's the same background with different filters. It's a faux mail to my mother-in-law who lives in Cuba.

Sending Butterflies

The last one is a letter to DH. 

Background: Kim Klassen (altered);
Sky: my photo; 
Butterflies: Dover; 
Flowers: Redouté.

domingo, 23 de junho de 2013

True Happiness

Hello! Take a Word asked for TRUE HAPPINESS. The day of the wedding, the birth of the first child or the long awaited trip to Paris are exhilarating moments of immense joy. However, for me, true happiness is being at peace with myself and have serenity. Happiness is something that is within us and can not depend on others. With this collage I tried to transmit this feeling of peace and serenity. I hope I have succeeded.

This collage was also inspired by artist Catrin Welz-Stein which is the current challenge in the group Digitalmania on Flickr.

Lilian Gish (colored and altered) is a cortesy of Doctor Macro; Texture by Kim Klassen, Butterflies from Dover; the sea and the sky are my own photos.

quarta-feira, 19 de junho de 2013

June Bride and Groom

Hello! The Three Muses asked for JUNE BRIDE. As bride's month in Brazil is May, I thought I could make of my vintage sweethearts (colored and altered) a typical Festa Junina's couple. The Festa Junina (June Festivals) occurs throughout my country. It celebrates Saint Anthony, Saint John The Baptist and Saint Peter with typical food, music and dance (quadrilha) and it differs from region to region. In common the celebration of rural simple life of the past. In the quadrilha there is always a mocking wedding with bride and groom properly dressed. If you would like to know more about the festivities go here.

segunda-feira, 17 de junho de 2013

Once upon a time there was two princesses that loved plants

Hi! Take a Word asked for BOTANICAL. I took a princess I drawed yesterday for the group Drawing a Fine Line in Flickr (another lovely idea of Marie) and gave her a red-haired sister. Then, I gave them lovely floral dresses made of a photo I took a few months ago. They deserved, of course, beautiful jewelry and perfect flower bouquets. 

Background has my photo, then several botanical plates (Last Door Down The Hall) and finnaly a texture by Kim Klassen.

terça-feira, 11 de junho de 2013

I'd rather be an odd bird...

... 'cause it's the beautiful bird which gets caged :)

The Three Muses asked for BIRDS and I wasn't in the mood for Birds of Paradise and other beauties like this... Then I was wondering what if a Eclectus Parrot met a  Bolivian Squirrel Monkey?

The background and wings are Beth Rimmer's. The quote is a Chinese Proverb.

domingo, 9 de junho de 2013

Lighthouses on my way

Take a Word asked for COOL COLORS and I decided to take a look at  that old trunk of photographs.  Everything including texture came from my own photos. Thanks for passing by.

terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2013

Gothic arches, wig and wings

I love the gothic aesthetic, I find it beautiful and romantic. However, I've been there several times. So, I decided to stick with the Gothic architecture only. Then I added some luxury to the  scenery by including one of the fantastic Marina Bychkova's dolls a la Marie Antoinette. Hope you like it.

Background (altered): Historyfish (photochrom dated between 1890 and 1900 and available from the Library of Congress of La Sainte-Chapelle, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris). 
Amazing Doll (altered): Marina Bychkova.
Wings:  brush by Obsidian Dawn.

domingo, 2 de junho de 2013

Orange Night

Hi! The theme in Take a Word is ORANGE. This is a composition of my own photos. I took them when I was wandering around South Beach with DH. I swear to God all those lights, neon, headlights and shop windows looked orange to me...