segunda-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2016

etch in light

intellectus means "light of the mind"
it is not discourse it is not even language
the inner sun 
"Rant" - Diane di Prima

This week at Take a Word the theme is LIGHTS. 

I did this by combining several photos I took at the last Bienal de São Paulo (a biennial art exhibition).

you have a poetics: you step into the world
like a suit of readymade clothes

or you etch in light
your firmament spills into the shape of your room
the shape of the poem, of yr body, of yr loves
"Rant" - Diane di Prima

segunda-feira, 28 de novembro de 2016

Window to the magical world

This week at Take a Word the theme is SILHOUETTE.  

Silhouettes: Dover, background: my photo; texture and overlay: Pareeerica and Buzillo Stock.

segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2016

just flying around

This week at Take a Word the theme is FISH. 

Boy (cutout, altered, colored): Jamie Miller; background: Rein + Pareeerica; overlay: Pareeerica. 

quarta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2016

Secret Garden

This week at the Muses the theme is PLANTS AND/OR INSECTS.

Background: is a blend of three of my own photos; blue butterfly: Studio Manu; orange butterfly wings: Createwing Designs; ladybugs: pngimg and pngpix; texture: pareeerica.

segunda-feira, 14 de novembro de 2016

Dancing in the Moonlight

This week at Take a Word the theme is LOVE and love is a dancing thing...

Couple: Vernon and Irene Castle; background and other elements: Createwing Designs; texture: Kim lassen; overlay: Studio Manu.

segunda-feira, 7 de novembro de 2016

Lee Miller and the 1920s fashion

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This week at Take a Word the theme is VINTAGE FASHION.  The 1920s is one of my favorite fashion eras. To depict it I chose Lee Miller who in the following decades did much more than modelling for Vogue. 

Overlay: Kim Klassen

quarta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2016

She'll unease you, all the better just to please you

She's got Bette Davis eyes...

The Three Muses challenge for this week is to create art where EYES are featured. 

I worked on a Bette Davis black and white photo, then added all those kaleidoscope eyes.

segunda-feira, 31 de outubro de 2016

quarta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2016

Blue angel

Sometimes, when no one is looking, the peaceful dove which guards the Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom in Brasilia leaves its post just to soar freely in the blue sky.

This week the theme at The Three Muses is SHADES OF BLUE.  I used my own photos to do this. Thanks for passing by.

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2016

Someday we'll meet

This week at Take a Word the theme is MUSIC, a nice excuse to pay a tribute to Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday, two geniuses of jazz music.

It's nice to have fun with you ladies again!

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016

Audrey finds Pikachu

This week Take a Word challenge  features the COLOUR YELLOW. The theme reminded me of my kids old friend Pikachu...

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

Ghosts butterflies on the lost island

Unpublished photo of ghosts butterflies visible only at dawn on the lost island

Take a Word theme for this week is CIRCLES. I don't know how I ended up with this, blame my muse. :)

Circles layer is mine as well as the background; there's a beach photo that is a free background. Butterflies: Dover.

domingo, 31 de julho de 2016


Click to enlarge and find your favorite gambling movie.

Take a Word theme for this week is GAMES. 

Movies: Casino, Casino Royale (1967), Casino Royale (1995), Cincinatti Kid, Gold Rush, Maverick, Mississipi Grind, Rounders, The Sting, 

Textures: Parée.

quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2016

Flapper in fashion

The theme at the Three Muses is FLAPPER. I'm depicting two gorgeous flapper dresses. The first one was designed by Adrian in 1929; the second one by Alberta Ferreti in 2009. Although 80 years separate them they have very much in common. We can't say the same about the model. The second one is as beautiful as the first but much more slender and tall. An almost impossible woman that the fashion industry transforms into an impossible dream to most girls all over the world.

I did the background beginning from the first photo, then added textures by Parée.

segunda-feira, 25 de julho de 2016

happiness is a way of travel

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Roy M Goodman

This week at Take a Word the theme is HAPPINESS IS. 

Background is a photo of mine; dolls: Crowabout Studio; texture: Parée.

domingo, 17 de julho de 2016

a thousand fake flowers

This week at Take a Word the theme is FLORAL.  

I did the doll using a photo and several papers; flowers: Angie Young; Textures and overlay: Kim Klassen.

segunda-feira, 11 de julho de 2016

My heart is here

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOT COLOURS.

Thanks to Createwing Designs, Crowabout Studios, Rebeca Mcmeen.

quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2016

Let girls be who they are

The Three Muses asked for a QUOTE. Mine is by Amy Sherman-Palladino. In the same spirit is this one by Coco Chanel: 

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. 

Everything (altered and edited) by Rebecca McMeen.

domingo, 26 de junho de 2016

Home is where my heart is

Home is where the heart is
And my heart is at home with you
Lynyrd Skynyrd

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOME.

Heart: Createwing Designs; other elements: Rebecca McMeen.

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016

Dreamy purple and turquoise beach

The theme for this week at The Muses is a color combination - Turquoise and Purple. My muse was longing for a sunset on a beach paradise.

Background is a free wallpaper; some elements by Createwing Designs.

segunda-feira, 20 de junho de 2016

Beautiful ballet

This week at Take a Word the theme is BALLET.  

Background: The White Hall in Rundale Palace (Latvia); ballerinas by Marie-Alexandre Alophe; embelishment: Createwing Designs; overlay: Donnamarie.

domingo, 12 de junho de 2016

Strange creatures were lurking everywhere

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is blackbird.  

Background: Altered Emporium; blackbirds: peroni68 and shoofly; girl (altered): Finecrafted Designs; girl's face: Isabelle Adjani in Possession; monster: Beth Rimmer; other elements: Crowabout Studios and Rebecca Macmeen.

quarta-feira, 8 de junho de 2016

Lovers in Moonlight

MOON is the theme at the Three Muses this week. 

I apologize to Mr. Marc Chagall for being  inspired by his awesomely beautiful work Lovers in Moonlight.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde

Couple: Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Mississippi Mermaid; thanks to Createwing Designs, Studio Manu and Art-e-logy.

quarta-feira, 1 de junho de 2016

Beautifying me

This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR. 

Boots: Vivienne Westwood; elements: Tumblefish Studio, Hidden Vintage, Createwing Designs.

segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2016


Eve was a bit tired of those fig leaves and decided to try a new outfit

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is BOTANICAL. 

Thanks to Createwing Designs, WaterLo Project and E-vint.

terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2016

Umbrella spell against evil eye

This week at the Muses the theme is UMBRELLA. My muse has been somewhat unbridled in recent days...

Thanks to Betty Rimmer, Mr. Whiskers, Holliewood and Rucola Designs.

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2016

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2016

domingo, 15 de maio de 2016

Finally free

This week the theme word at TAW is FLY. It occurred to me that there must be a moment when a woman thinks she is old enough to fly whenever she wants, fly meaning whatever she wants.

Ladies: Elke Maravilha (Brazilian actress, 71) and Daphne Selfe (British model, 87); Sky, stars, fireflies and overlay: Createwing Designs; owl: hyperactive activate; bird: Graphics Fairy.

domingo, 8 de maio de 2016

Everlasting love

This week at Take a Word the theme is MONOCHROME or varying shades of one color. My contribution is a photo (with extreme makeover) taken by my mother, at her own request, because from her point of view nothing is more beautiful than a mom breastfeeding her child (or her daughter breastfeeding her first granddaughter):).

domingo, 1 de maio de 2016

Brangelinas' makeover

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is "MAKEOVER".  We had to choose a portrait painting or photograph and change it some way. I used the same photos of Angelina  Jolie and Brad Pitt in both makeovers of a Taylor and Burton's photo (bellow) and the great American Gothic by Grant Wood.

domingo, 24 de abril de 2016


Take a Word theme for this week is SILHOUETTES and this is my contribution. I'm also entering a photo I took recently on my vacation in Santiago de Chile.

View from San Cristóbal Hill

domingo, 27 de março de 2016

Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away

This week Take a Word asked for BUTTERFLIES. 

Background: combination of Betty Rimmer's papers; doll: Rebecca Macmeen; wings: Tumblefish Studios.

domingo, 20 de março de 2016

Little Jane Doe escaped the wedding party and went to her magical garden

This week, at Take a Word, the theme is SPRING EQUINOX. At Digitalmania the challenge is to choose a vintage photograph (or painting) and place it in an entirely new background. I combined both.

The photo (cutout, colored and altered) is on a family album,  but I have no idea who she is. Background and elements by Createwing Designs.

Here it is the original photo:

segunda-feira, 14 de março de 2016


Take a Word theme this week is GREEN. 

Background is mine; textures by Kim Klassen.

domingo, 28 de fevereiro de 2016

Purple Haze

This week Take a Word theme is PREDOMINANTLY PURPLE. 

Girl: Colleen Moore colored by me; texture: frozenstocks; fog: Finecrafted Designs; lyrics: Purple Haze by Jimmy Hendrix.

segunda-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2016

a touch of color

Take a word asked for CHILDREN and decided to give some color - a zing - to the lovely photo below:

Photo:The Last Door Down the Hall; tartan pattern: Caffeine; frame: Createwings Design.

quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2016


This week the theme at the Muses is GO FISH. This is also my entry for Digitalmania which  is inspired by Kanchan Mahon this week.

Lady by Waterhouse; background is a photo of mine covered by pieces and bits of several quilts googled.

segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2016

Dreaming of Paradise

This week at Take a Word the theme is TURQUOISE.  

Background: Beth Rimmer; overlays: Rebecca Mcmeen; girls: Jantzen 1950s ads.

segunda-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2016

Lovely day

(clique to enlarge)
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

At Take a Word the  theme this week is ART and I decided to play a little bit and also pay homage to artists I like.

The background is Paul Signac's "Le Chateau de Comblat", Girls are from a Louis Vuitton catwalk. I replaced the black parts of their clothes by patterns from Gustav Klimt's paitings The Apple Tree and Tannenwald. The girl on the right wears a collar a borrow from Judith and the girl on the left has now Mäda Primavesi face. Finally lots of filters and a Kim Klassen texture.

segunda-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2016

Let's party!

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is BEAUTY. This is my attempt.

I photographed the kids last year at a wedding party. Before the adults took over the dance floor, children enjoyed it a lot! Background/overlay: Pareeerica; illustration at the background: Dover.