Sunday, March 27, 2011

# 11

"Memory" is the challenge and there were a few ideas on how to present it, some did not work, but I think this idea of old letters and photographs do and also the thought of the elderly lady with  her memory album in her lap.

Photograph of boy is my husband, the elderly lady and bride are Google images, Envelopes by fungopolly and brushes of vintage post cards by Fidget Resources.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

# 10

I was really stumped with the lemon tree until I tried textural effects from "Digital Photography Special Effects" by Michael Freeman, I took a graphic of a tree without leaves and made a embossed layer, then I ran it through Filter Forge filters and then applied an action by PFx Reflections Triptych.

Lemon Tree


For Ancient I decided to depict the ancient nature of earth,  The rocks are two photographs , one at Port Fairy and the other along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria.  Starry sky and Planet are from Shutterstock and NASA, Planet brush from Obsidian Dawn.

Monday, March 21, 2011

# 8

#8 is "Innocence", at first it seemed an easy task, but I found that I could find a suitable subject, so I have taken another William Bouguereau painting, to create a collage that may have a hidden meaning behind the word "Innocence".

Friday, March 18, 2011


Heaven, many things are be interpreted as "heaven" a life supply of Peters icecream, unlimited coupons to a spa etc.  I decided just to go for photomanipulation, although I did put in the feathers and gate as symbols of a higher place.


Monday, March 14, 2011


Exodus is the theme for #5, I had to think about this and took the meaning of the word to imply the movement of people, I did not want to tie it into migration.  I have taken images of people fleeing from Kenya, movement of people across the Himalayas; images of people at the waterfront in Haiti, and an old photo of people arriving at the Port of Melbourne, this last image is a tribute to my husband Henk who arrived in Australia in 1956 from the Netherlands.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

# 4

My interpretation of dark is based on NYX the goddess of the night, who is usually represented as the substance of night: a veil of dark veil of mist drawn from the underworld which blotted out the light of Aither (shining upper atmosphere).

So I hope you can interpret the following design.

Mist of Darkness

The background is a photograph I took of dawn from my back door, I used it twice then created some clouds and did some fiddling.  The dark veil is actually a selection of hair distorted.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Light is the challenge, so I decided to work with the saying "light as a feather". I have also discovered the wonders of RAW.

Light as a Feather

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here is my interpretation of " Love ".   The poor damsel is wondering about her love by plucking the petals from her daisy.

He loves, he loves me not.

Painting is by William Bouguereau, effects by Filter Forge, daisy pot from Shutterstock.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Although I have used this design in another challenge I think it is suitable here as #27 Rock Star.  Images are from Shutterstock and a personal photo of our cat Pusspuss as she is something a rock star in the way she rules the house.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Home in a Shoe

I was rather taken with this shoe from Shutterstock and could not resist the temptation to make it into a home for my fairy.  I was guided through this design "Create a Magical Image Using Photoshop Manipulation" from PSDFan.

I will appreciate your comments and advice.