Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is . . .

As 2014 draws to a close, it's time to look back and see which words have been significant throughout the past twelve months.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014 is... VAPE.


Vape originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize. The OxfordDictionaries.com definition was added in August 2014: the verb means 'to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device,' while both the device and the action can also be known as a vape.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Make it rain

Check out this temporary public art piece for the famous Vancouver Gastown Steam Clock while it is under repair.

You can find complete details HERE.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pass the croquet mallet

Games is this week's theme for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge.

One of my fondest memories is of a summer party where a quiet game of croquet turned into a battle royale. Rules did not apply to our croquet match; just ask Alice about that!

Image Credits: Tumble Fish Studio's Alice Card Kit;
Art Journal Alphabet Kit; Antique Card Kit (background)




Hiding behind her hair

Long Hair was this week's theme at Collage Obsession.

 

Here's my take on this week's theme using the image supplied and tweaking it a bit in the hair department. Shear delight!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

First time for love; second time for money


Bride was this week's theme at

 

Here's my take on this week's theme. I've ended the month with another spooky look at brides. The layout is based on one of my mother's favourite adages about marriage. While she kind of disapproved of divorce, her advice if one must tie the knot a second time was to follow this rule:

First time for love; second time for money!
 

(Click on Image for Larger View)
CREDITS:

itKuPiLLi Imagenarium: MUSEum Kit; Sky's the Limit Kit.
Tumble Fish Studios: La Vie Boheme Kit; Hotel Hell Kit.
Pink Lotty Designs and Krysty Scraps: Hotel Hell Add-On Kits (backgrounds).
These kits are available on the Mischief Circus website.
 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Little Frankie & his Mom

Eerie was this week's theme at

 


Here's my take on this week's theme using the provided Frankenstein photo and making it eerie -- or is this Little Frankie and his Mom just creepy?

(Click on image for larger version.)
Credits: Backgrounds and elements from Hotel Hell CYOC Kits 
available from the Mischief Circus website.


Friday, October 24, 2014

What happened to 10 of your friends?

Following in the tradition of the "Swedish Hero" video that went uber-viral a number of years ago, the Swiss cable company Swiss.com came up with a similar campaign in 2010 that's still perfect for Halloween.

You can use either 10 of your Facebook friend's photos or upload photos from your computer to create a mild to scary movie trailer called "Lost in Val Sinestra."



Here's the link to my Lost in Val Sinestra movie trailer.

Pretty spooky I must admit!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ode to Poe's Raven

This week at Collage Obsession the theme was "Raven."

Here's my "Ode to Poe" and his raven, nevermore.

(Click on the image for a larger version.)