Saturday, December 4, 2010


Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a healthy one too! Be back soon with more images and maybe even a recipe or two!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


My lovely daughter with a little texture twist.

I sure have had fun with this tutorial!

The textures are freebies, hope you like!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

fun tutorial

I found this on flickr, but the tutorial is on youtube: Gavin Hooey - reflective ball.

I used all my own textures, I think it would be cool with vacation photos, or other subject matter. I may try one with flowers. Leave me a comment if you would like more info!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hope Remains

Newest piece. I listed this on deviantart as a print, but I might put it on etsy instead, any thoughts or comments are appreciated!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Undertaker's Apprentice

Another challenge piece, just in time for Halloween. Sorry it's been so long, Ian turned 18 this week. I can't believe he's(I'm)that old!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New one and freebies!

Here's a new challenge piece, I love the colors. They have been beautiful here in Michigan this year!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Free textures, use however you wish. If you download, please leave a comment : )

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Color challenge from digital whisper. It's amazing what photoshop can do! It's an awesome program. Rita, if you're reading this, remember chocolate, smooth dark or milk. Not demanding am I? Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Drinking again?

I seem to be on a drinking theme! This one is for a challenge on flickr, for ghostworks.
This group features the texture artistry of Jerry Jones, whom you can see his badge on the side of my blog(shadowhouse).
He offers his textures for free, I use them quite frequently.

Have a great Friday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Does anyone have anything to drink?

Sorry it's been so long! It's marching band season, and we have been really busy.

I've also been working on a series of dog collages that will be on etsy soon.

This collage is for the StockYard challege on Flickr. I had fun with some new photoshop brushes I found on Brusheezy, it's a great site with a lot of freebies!

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dusk Light

Ghost works challenge on flickr, using textures from shadowhousecreations. His bagde is on the side of my blog, if you haven't visited his website, it's well worth it. The man is a genius of texture and light. Here's my take.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Did this for a texure challenge. I love how it turned out. Hope you do too! Credits on my flickr page(dancingraindesigns)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


A collage of the juxtaposition that is Michigan. Beauty and Industry go hand in hand.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Another challenge. Credits are on my flickr account -dancingraindesigns.
I love the dark challenges the best, they really make me think about what to do and how to do it.
Went school clothes shopping today, boy, am I beat!
Happy Labor day weekend!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

burning and dodging

Another challenge, one on how to use the burn and dodge tools on photoshop. I like how mine turned out, of course the model is gorgeous, that helps!(credits on my flickr page)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

S is for Scotland

"Saturday night's alright for fighting..." My new image is for a challenge at the flickr group

B square. Letters of the alphabet made into images. I, of course, did Scotland. I miss it. It's been almost 30 years since I was there as an exchange student. It was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. I still feel that way.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Here are some new textures I have made, feel free to use them in your artwork, personal or commercial. Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, August 15, 2010


StockYard challenge on Flickr.
Model thanks to dunikowski
images from and wiki commons

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Light Horse

Challenge for the Stockyard group on Flickr. Beautiful horse to work with.

Mike and Ian return from a long weekend in Louisville tomorrow, the house has seemed so empty with just Brie and I.
Happy Sunday!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010


My brother is an aerial photographer. I took 2 of his prints and morphed them with a portrait of him.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thanks Rita!

Thanks to Rita, I have new texture pictures that I have already made use of!

Feel free to use the grey tex picture if you like. The other one is Macinac Island, Michigan

one of the jewels of our state.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gypsy Gazing

Digital Challenge from digital whisper. The image was a golden ball with reflection being the theme. I thought a gypsy seemed just the thing.

Model - falln -stock-deviantart,tree and bubble texture-morguefile,background -me from various photos, brush from obsidian dawn.

hope you enjoy!!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dreaming of the Fair

Here's another of Doris McTeigue
thanks to btm2222 at flickr.
She was a lovely girl and I hope to use
more images of her in my artwork.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Soul Windows

Time for another challenge at digital whisper. I love to do these, they really stretch my imagination.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Goth Revival

Here's another goth picture. Model from MiraNox at deviant art - bricks from holliwood - deviantscraps. Brushes from brushking.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Gothic Cathedral

model image, MiraNox - deviantart,cathedral - flickr,flower - personal photo, brushes avi rhapsody and lost

Roots Challenge

Yet another dark challenge from digital whisper. I am learning so much from doing these challenges.

got to see my BIG brother this week, he's 6'2' to my 5'3. His website is fantastic for photography lovers.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today, I went outside my comfort zone of cool colors and decided to go bold! This is what I came up with.
I love this type of collage where there are so many things to look at.
No storms today, mowed the 2 feet tall grass! I hate when I hit dog toys with the mower, of course they are all over the yard. My dogs spoiled? Whatever gave you that idea?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is my first attempt at a .png file. Not sure how it will turn out. Images from deviantart, brushes from deviantart and


This is for a challenge at digital whisper blogspot with peacocks being the theme. I found my images at wiki commons,morguefile, and flickr and the brush by

Today is a day for doing inside things as we have been deluged by thunderstorms and buckets of rain. We really needed the rain, but not all at once!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Flower Girl

Flower girl challenge for digital whisper. I used a brush from night - fate stock from deviantart.

The flower girl image comes from Mrs. Inman(flickr). The rest is mine.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Challenge for digital whisper, I may have to print and keep this one! Please leave a comment if you like this one!

Friday, July 16, 2010

First Day

I was taking texture pictures in the front yard when a dragonfly landed on my topiary. I was standing right next to it and got some fantastic photos. I guess I've never looked at a dragonfly that close! Here's what I did with one of the pictures.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ange et demon

It's time for another challenge from digital whisper, this one was an angel. I had a hard time with subject matter for this challenge. I finally found an image of satan from "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. So here is my take on angels and demons.

Sunday, July 11, 2010