Marilyn Up Close Digital Sketch

This is my second digital art creation of Marilyn Monroe that I'm adding to My Digital Sketchbook tonight. It's also my favorite.
Marilyn Up Close Digital Art

I never get tired of Marilyn's face...and her whole life story really. So beautiful, yet seemingly so lonely and unhappy. She really seemed like a tortured soul. I just wish the love that we all had for her could have saved her.

This digital work makes me want to finish the oil painting I started of Marilyn a few years ago. It's sitting in my studio, waiting for me. Hopefully I can finish that later this summer when I have more time. I'd love to hang her in my office with my other celeb paintings. :)

Marilyn in Blue Digital Sketch

Time for another Hollywood icon to grace the pages of My Digital Sketchbook. This time, it's the legend, Marilyn Monroe. I created two Marilyn digital art pieces this evening, and this is the first, Marilyn in Blue.

Marilyn in Blue Digital Art

I love Marilyn. Such a beauty and so talented. Another one of those amazing people in Hollywood history who left us all too soon.

Michael's Magic

This photo collage is a tribute to Michael Jackson.

August 29, 1958 ~ June 25, 2009

MJ's Magic Michael Jackson Art

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

(by Michael Jackson)

Go Fish Altered Hangtag

Not sure really what inspired this Go Fish altered hangtag, but I had fun making it.

Go Fish Altered Art

I started out with a large, plain white hangtag, which I stamped with a text design using black ink. Then I used some scrap wallpaper to add the wave element on the left side (top) of the tag. Next I drew a simple fish shape onto some textured blue scrapbook paper; into that, I drew the letters that spell out the word FISH, leaving a little space in between each letter so that I could cut them out. Then I cut out the letters and glued them onto the hangtag, spelling out the word FISH and also creating the shape of a fish. I added some smaller paper fish shapes that I drew and cut out, and also some punched paper holes. And I finished it off with a brad for the fish's eye, and just a bit of blue ink on the edges for a distressed look.

Jack and Rose Titanic Collage

Time for another great challenge at the Collage Obsession blog. This time the theme is Boats, so I knew exactly what I'd be using as inspiration: one of my favorite all time films, Titanic.

Jack and Rose Titanic Digital Art

This is one of my favorite Digital Collages to date. I incorporated 3 different images from the movie, two of Jack and Rose, and one of the ship itself. I have always loved the scene where Rose meets Jack on the bow, the moment where she says, "Jack, I changed my mind..." That was the moment she decided to follow her heart and be with Jack. Then he takes her hand and helps her up on the railing for the infamous, "I'm flying" scene. Very romantic...and yet doomed to be tragic. But still, it's one of my favorite moments from the film. So I was thrilled to try to capture the essence of it in my digital collage.

Timeless Beauty Digital Collage

Time for another great challenge at the Collage Obsession blog. The challenge theme is, Time. So I've entered another one of my Digital Collages for this challenge.

Timeless Beauty Digital Collage

I started with one of my own digital photographs of a full moon that I took over the winter. I edited it quite a bit to enhance the colors and clean up the image--because it's a challenge to get a good photo of a full moon! I added a clock image to the moon, a beautiful lady image by Leonardo da Vinci,  and then all the additional graphic elements to embellish the collage and try to match its theme. I really love how it turned out.

Exotic Bird Digital Collage

The 3 Muses blog is currently having an Exotic Bird challenge, so I've created the piece below to add to my growing collection of Digital Collages.

Exotic Bird Digital Collage

My "exotic" parrot appears to be all decked out in his party hat.  The little text snippet makes me think of the imaginary story being told by one person to another after perhaps one too many cocktails.

"So I was sitting there at the party...drinking my 5th martini...when all of a sudden, this bird came down the walk..."


Peony Fairy Digital Collage

Since I have some other peony Flower Photos that I took the other day, I decided I'd play around and create something to add to my Digital Collages. I love flowers, and of course you know I love fairies, so I thought it would be fun to take one of my peony photos and a vintage photo and work my digital magic to create a fairy on the peony.

Peony Fairy Art

I really wasn't that thrilled with this particular peony photo all by itself. But once I added the fairy and her magic fairy dust and did a bit of editing, I fell in love with it.

Fashionable ATC

This is an ATC I've created for the Gingersnaps Creations At the Mall Challenge.

Fashionable ATC Altered Art

This ATC combines my love of vintage photos, Altered Art and ATC's, along with my new passion for digital art and digital collages. I'm going to leave it up to you to decide which parts are which.