I Run With Vampires Collage

This Digital Collage was inspired by Twilight and this week's Window challenge at the Three Muses blog. With Breaking Dawn hitting theaters next week, I couldn't be more excited. So it was fun to create this piece inspired by the Twilight saga, and my favorite vampire.

I Run With Vampires Twilight Digital Art

I wanted this to be a bit dark (hence the blood on the window), but also keep a real Twilight feel to it, while adding my own little touches as well. See you soon, Edward.

Panther Dance Collage

It's time for another great digital collage challenge at Collage Obsession. The theme this time is Black Cats. So the first thing that came to mind for me was the Michael Jackson Panther Dance sequence from his Black or White short film. It's one of my favorite short films, and I love the Panther Dance itself. I remember when that video first came out, there was so much controversy surrounding it--people thought it was too violent. But that was the point: Michael was making a statement about all the inequality, prejudice, and violence in the world. All of Michael's short films told a story, and some, like Black or White, carried important messages...IF one was willing to pay attention and read between the lines. Michael caught a lot of flack for that short film, but for the people with an open mind and heart,  and a willingness to see and hear its message, it was very powerful. And it truly is one of his best short films.

So this Digital Collage is dedicated to Michael Jackson, and the Panther Dance.

Panther Dance Michael Jackson Art

See, It's Not About Races
Just Places
Where Your Blood
Comes From
Is Where Your Space Is
I've Seen The Bright
Get Duller
I'm Not Going To Spend
My Life Being A Color...

(Excerpt from Black or White, by Michael Jackson)

Young Miss ATC

I was in the studio over the weekend and found inspiration in a favorite vintage photo. The end result was this Young Miss ATC

Young Miss Altered Art

I used a Kraft paper ATC blank that I spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to age and distress it and give it that grungy look I so love. I added the vintage photo, some stickers, paper fasteners, and a flower for embellishments. Just a simple little piece of altered art really, but I love how it turned out.