domingo, 29 de junho de 2014

Who's that girl?

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?

Texture: Kim Klassen.

quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

Dancing to the Music II

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.

domingo, 22 de junho de 2014

Correio Elegante

This week the theme in Take a Word is MAIL ART. 

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.

terça-feira, 17 de junho de 2014

The Portrait of a New Woman

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.

domingo, 15 de junho de 2014

Feeling blue

Dream, when you're feeling blue

Dream, that's the thing to do
Johnnie Mercer

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.

quarta-feira, 11 de junho de 2014

My underwear

The Three muses asked for UNDERWEAR and what's the fun in featuring Victoria's Secret babes? Better than that is depict a real beauty showing off her handmade Victorian underwear! 

Background (altered): Kim Klassen; Mask: Studio Manu; model: Sarah.

domingo, 8 de junho de 2014


 A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. 
He must have time to modify his shape.
Mark Twain

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.

terça-feira, 3 de junho de 2014

Goodbye my love

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.

segunda-feira, 2 de junho de 2014

Remember us

The young dead soldiers do not speak. 

Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: 
who has not heard them? 

They have a silence that speaks for them at night 
and when the clock counts. 

They say: We were young. We have died. 
Remember us. 
Archibald MacLeish

Take a Word asked for NUMBERS. I don't know how but I ended up with this, but I like it. Thanks for visiting!

Background is a photo of The Rifle House Cemetery, in Belgium, that contains 230 First World War burials. I googled the WW1 soldiers photos. Texture by Chris Johnson.