The Three Muses challenge this week is PHOTOGRAPH PLAY. I cropped, altered and layered two of my daughter's photos taken the first one in London and the second one in Amsterdam, both on September 2014.
This week Take a Word theme is NUMBERS. This time I went for the obvious 2015 as my genuine desire is that it brings a new time of peace and love not only for us but for our little blue planet. Dreaming is my specialty... Airplane and number are free cliparts; font is billow.
Take a Word asked for ANGELS and here it is my own version of them: a lovely kid with butterfly wings.
I was searching for a meaningful quote on angels and stumbled with something better, quotes from children about angels:
"Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it." - Olive, age 9
"It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes." - Matthew, age 9
"Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead." - Daniel, age 9
"My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science." - Henry, age 8
"What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them." - Sarah, age 7
"Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter." - Jared, age 8
"I hear funny angels all the time in my dreams. And I'm sticking with that no matter how many people tell me I'm crazy". - Molly, age 8
Butterfly wings: Createwings Designs; texture: Shadowhouse Creations; papers: Zeldona Mellowmint and fredthecow stock; quotes are here.
- Oh c'mon! For now appreciate the sunset and enjoy the view!
The challenge in Three Muses is SILHOUETTE and it has occurred to me that it would be fun to give the Notre-Dame’s gargoyles a vacation in Rio. Unfortunately one of them is too fearful to enjoy traveling.
How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon.
December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
The challenge in The Three Muses for this week is to create art based on a QUOTE about TIME. Don't ask why but I relate the quote above to the aging process and to how it comes faster than one can assimilate. Me at least. I don't know how Robin Williams came to the equation, maybe just because I like him, maybe because I keep asking myself why.
The Three Muses asked for White Space which means that two thirds of the space should be relatively unadorned. I went for deserts and when I was looking for odalisques I stumbled with this magnificent photo of Elizabeth Taylor by Firooz Zahedi. As the copy was very poor I had to work on it a little bit. Background is a photo of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, the Algodones Dunes, in California. Font is Arab Dances. I also used a linen texture.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn
The theme this week in Take a Word is Think Pink. I thought pink hair... Monsier Dior wrote in his Little Dictionary of Fashion that "... Every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe. It is the color of happiness ...". The girls above don't even have to wear clothes to feel happy! Background: Marisa Lerin; texture: Donnamarie113.
Take a Word asked for MOVIE STAR and that was easy for me as I've been working with cinema and movie stars since I've started playing with digital art. Movie star: Lillian Gish (1929); background: screen shot of The Assassination of Jesse James; texture: Kim Klassen.
The theme in The Three Muses is TAKE FRIGHT and this is my interpretation. My twisted mind always have fun with this theme.
Background: thefairygoodmother; texture: Shadowhouse Creations; ghost on the wall: Kia Kotsani; girl on the back: Falln Stock; girl on the front: from the poster of Brazilian movie "The famous and the dead"; skull: uncredited - from a local online newspaper.
Hi! After a vacation, some health and family issues, I'm back (I guess...). Take a Word asked for VINTAGE and vintage reminds me of those beautiful old-times girls immortalized in photography. Background: Lilac'n'Lavender (altered); textures: Kim Klassen and Shadowhouse Creations; girls: e-Vint.
Hello, I'm back from my vacation! \o/ Take a Word asked for BIRDS this week and my muse was in a funny mood... I found the Barn Owls in the Web and borrow Judy Dench and Errol Flynn faces. Background and other elements by Createwing Designs. See below one of my shots of Lençóis Maranhenses which consists of large, white, sweeping dunes and freshwater lakes formed by rainfall that are seasonal. There is almost no vegetation.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
The theme this week in Take a Word is BEAUTY. Here is my contribution. With my big-headed girl I tried to play with the conventional concept of beauty... Background is a mix of several papers by Studio Manu; other elements also by Studio Manu; girl body: my photo; girl head: Studio Rebecca.
The Three Muses asked for ZETTI and this is my take on the challenge. The quote is the "gestalt prayer", by psychotherapist Fritz Perls. I'm always trying to meet everyone's expectations, mother, children, husband, boss, friends. Of course it doesn't work out and I end up frustrated, so I took this prayer as a mantra... I zettified my face, then built the doll with bits and pieces by Rebecca Mcmeen.
The Three Muses asked for a BICYCLE and something YELLOW. A few years ago I traveled with girl friends to USA. This photo was taken in San Francisco right after we rent bikes to ride to Salsalito via Golden Gate. The background is a photo of mine which depicts a detail of "No Betweens" (1996) by Jim Hodges exposed in SFMOMA.
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable,
butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.
And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
The theme this week is Take a Word is butterflies, one of my favorite themes.
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I clipped a picture I found on the internet, applied filters, customized her dress with embroidered butterflies; furthermore I applied butterflies in her shoes, coloring them blue. Background: combination of papers by Studio Manu; butterflies: Dover; Texture: Kim Klassen.
Only recently, when my uncle sent this photography to my father by e-mail, I found out that my Grandpa was also a musician or at least played in a band. As the challenge this week in The Three Muses is Vintage Family I decided to pay him a tribute.
Take a Word theme is ALTERING MONA which is a huge coincidence as this young woman photo was recently published in a international news website that is covering the World Cup. There are rumors that La Gioconda left a replica in her place and came to Brazil following the boyfriend who is a security guard at the Louvre. Coming here she would have left the poor guy in the dust and started rooting for Brazil. Would this be true?
The Three Muses asked for DANCERS and here it is what my muse have asked for. Dancer: Alicia Alonso; music sheet: Studio Manu; texture: Kim Klassen. I'm posting "Dancing to The Music I" too, which I've done for Digitalmania.
Background: combination of papers by Studio Manu; dancer: Gillian Murphy.
As I said here, we are celebrating the June Festivals in Brazil. During the festivity, one can buy a hand-made decorated card, write a romantic message and send it anonymously (or not). It used to be great fun for teenagers. Nowadays - with all those electronic gadgets - I don't know if it is still popular.
Thanks to Studio Manu; Createwings Designs and Lilac 'n' Lavender.
The Three Muses challenge this week is BOOK COVER. My Brit pen pal Roseanne have found this book in the attic of her grandma's house. It seems that this Madeleine Ashcroft, besides writer and suffragist, was an important feminist of Victorian England. Definitely a woman ahead of her time.
Girl: Hidden Vintage; Heart: Finecrafted Designs; everything else: Studio Manu.
Take a Word asked for BLUE and immediately it came to my mind the movie Blue Is The Warmest Color. I couldn't help but use the photo of Léa Seydoux impersonating Emma. Background and elements: Studio Manu.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
He must have time to modify his shape.
The theme in Take a Word this week is SHAPES and my first thought was a A-line dress, then dots and squares. I made a polygonal background, googled fashion photos with geometric themes, then added a filter that creates squares of different sizes.
Background: I combined stocks by Firesign24, Melyssah6-Stock and Z-GrimV
(dA); girls on the left: Louis Vuitton runway Spring 2013; model on the right:
fashion editorial by Jean-François Campos for Flair Magazine (November 2011);
texture: Kim Klassen.
The challenge in Three Muses is SORROW and I wondered: when death takes the one you love, who do you blame? To whom do you turn? How do you overcome? Background and elements: Studio Manu; crying angel statue was googled; frames by me; photo on the left: Buddy Rogers and Mary Pickford in My Best Girl (1927); photo on the right: actress Clara Kimball; font: Selfish.
The challenge in The Three Muses this week is SOME LIKE IT HOT - WARM COLORS. I can't think in "Some Like it Hot" without traveling through cinema. As I went for Marilyn here and here, this time my choice was Cyd Charisse, who could heat up any musical, even in censored 1950s.
Background: Pink Lotty; sheet music: fred the cow stock (dA); texture: Crowabout Studio.
In this weather, in this gale, in this windy storm,
they rest as if in their mother's house:
frightened by no storm,
sheltered by the Hand of God.
Take a Word asked for CHILDHOOD and my twisted mind made me wonder that losing a child is the most unbearable pain. It seems that in some way these children remain as kids forever, trapped in an eternal childhood. Then I was taken to Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) composed by Gustav Mahler. The words of the songs are poems by Friedrich Rückert. The original Kindertotenlieder were a group of 428 poems written by Rückert in reaction to the illness and death of two of his children. Mahler selected five of Rückert's poems. It's very beautiful. You can listen to it here.
Background is a photo of mine; texture by Shadowhouse Creations; kids by Hidden Vintage.
Hi! The Three Muses asked for FASHION and it has occurred to me that this was a good opportunity to portrait this trend among teens and also young women called kawaii (the word also applies to everything cute in Japanese culture). It is also known as Lolita fashion. According to Wikipedia, Lolita fashion is based on Victorian fashion and the Rococo period. Girls who dress in Lolita fashion are not going for the "sexy" look, but instead try to look cute, innocent, and beautiful. This look is achieved with lace, ribbons, bows, ruffles, bloomers, aprons, and ruffled petticoats. Parasols, chunky Mary Jane heels, and Bo Peep collars are also very popular. There is also the Sweet Lolita that includes even more embellishments and is often in pastels and other light colors.
Background by Caotiicah02 (altered); texture by Shadowhouse Creations (altered).
challenge this week in Three Muses is SHOES. I know women want and deserve much
more, but I couldn't resist when I've found this quote. Besides, we do need huge
amounts of sense of humor to keep walking...
delightful hat is a 1937 creation of Elsa Schiaparelli in collaboration with
Salvador Dali; the girl was made by combining and altering 2 different photos; the background is my daughter’s photo of her own shoes (I know…);
texture by Kim Klassen; quote by Mimi Pond.
I leave you with Loubotin and Oprah:
A naked woman in heels is a beautiful thing. A naked man in shoes looks like a fool.
I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.