I buy my digital images!

I need to start by say that I always buy my digital images. I see digis by the thousands on Pinterest that are being “shared” when they were meant to be sold by the artist. That is theft! The same thing goes with my digital books, I do not use those “free books” sites; I buy my digital books.

I’m not trying to sound like an almighty do-gooder!

I don’t think it is fair or right to take an artist’s work and spread it around the Internet, free for all who have no conscience. Okay, that said, I sometimes find an image that has no artist’s name attached, no company name, no publisher’s name, no copyright, nothing at all to identify it. In such a case, I believe it is a free-for-all image and I have no qualms about using it.

The following gray scale  images, which I coloured with my Copic markers, are two that I came across on the Internet. If anyone knows the name of the artist or has any information as to their origin, I would be most appreciative if you could pass it on to me. I will take them down, immediately, if need be.

Thanks, for dropping by, please stop in again, soon!

Benny Blue

Meet Benny Blue!

A few weeks ago I discovered artist, Christine Karron. Her images are, in a word, incredible! She has created a little character called Benny Blue. He’s a little blue bunny with the most comical expression, who always seems to get himself into funny situations, as you will see in her Benny Blue colouring book. I bought the book and I am now totally, and inextricably in love with Benny Blue. Visit Christine’s site to see Benny Blue and her other beautiful images.

Angel love!

I just spent a day-and-a-half at a workshop to make this beautiful angel. What a wonderful experience! The teacher, Maria Saracino, is an award-winning artist whose work is beyond amazing.

Maria works with Super Sculpey to sculpt her characters. I had never worked with it until I took my first class with Maria.

Everything about the angel is handmade. We sculpted the face and hands (with delicate little fingers); applied make-up to enhance her pretty face; made the wings, the dress and the delicate underskirt. It is such a fascinating journey to see a block of clay and some bits of fabric turn into a beautiful angel that, I hope, will become a family heirloom.

Maria has turned Sculpey into a medium for fine art. Visit Maria’s site to see her unforgettable hand-sculpted characters. 

P.S. Here’s me, with my completed angel. Do I look happy? Oh, yah!

Christine Karron–Love, Love, Love!

I’m always looking for new digi artists…

I’ve been colouring digis for years and, to be honest, I’m pretty tired of the standard digis…you know, the cute little girls and adorable puppies. Well, recently, I discovered Christine Karron. Her digital images are beyond superb! Here are a few that I coloured last week and made into cards. I love, love, love Christine Karron’s work! (By the way, I coloured these with my Copic markers).


Aren’t these amazing digis! I had such a great time colouring them. They are so sophisticated and full of details. Try them out, for yourself. Visit Christine Karron!

Colouring a glass bottle…still trying!

I remember when I first started colouring, I really didn’t think much about all the different aspects of an image–things like shading, shadows, depth and texture. These days, I’m focused on learning all the cool techniques to bring my work to life. The image to the left is a free digital stamp called “Cheese and Wine.” It’s available at Digistamps4joy to use in this month’s challenge. By the way, I work primarily with Copic markers, but I also use Prismacolor pencils, gel pens and, on occasion, water colours and pastels.

I hadn’t coloured glass before I tried it on this image. It’s a long way from where I want it to be, but I’ll keep working at it until I get it just right.

Why not head on over to Digistamps4joy, download the free digi and enter the challenge? It’s fun, it’s free and, you might win a prize.