Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekly Challenge November 24

This week, I'm going to change the title to
Four Favorite Artists”

You may be familiar with the work of some or all of these talented women.
The great thing is that they are all living and working today
and so there are many ways to find them and see what they are doing.
I've listed their blogs, and from there you can find them
 on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Plus! They all teach, and they may have a free video or two
(Check their blogs or look for them on YouTube)

Mindy Lacefield

Teesha Moore

Flora Bowley

Jane Davenport

I hope you will be inspired by these four artists.
Do you have a favorite artist or several whose
work you love? Please share with us!
I can't wait to see how these or other artists
inspire your creativity.

You have until Sunday, November 30 
to complete your submission. Simple rules are in the sidebar >>>>>

If you live in the US, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Count your blessings!


Monday, November 17, 2014


 It's time to immerse ourselves in the theme of "Seasons" again and I've chosen autumn for my examples because it's my favorite season of the year.

I made this digital collage and centered it around the lovely quote and a beautiful fall scene.  It reminds me of my walk to school when I lived in a house in the woods for a short time back in 1967.

Since moving to southern California in 1988 I have often felt homesick for the beautiful autumn scenes I experienced while living in Missouri.  We have some of the elements so common in fall but it's never as dramatic as it was in the midwest or on the east coast of the United States.  I relish every tree that turns color and cherish the change in sunlight as the days grow shorter.

Digital Collage by Misplaced Mermaid

Whether you love vintage images or getting your hands dirty with paints you can participate in this challenge.
From Little Butterfly Wings Designs "Autumn Happiness" Kit

I'd like to encourage you and your muse to explore the theme of "Autumn" or any other season that "springs" to mind.  (No pun intended)  Directions for posting are in the sidebar.

Have a wonderful week full of fun and whimsy.  Here is one last vintage image from the Graphics Fairy.  If you love vintage ephemera, be sure to visit her site for amazing inspiration and free pictures.

See you soon,
Lou Anne, aka Misplaced Mermaid


Monday, November 10, 2014

COLORS.... DID I HEAR COLORS? Yes it is Colors this week and a Color Challenge!

Mixin it up a bit with specific colors
Purple, Yellow, Oranges and Greens
Bonus color is Black

Use these colors to create

 I love Color challenges they get my mind thinking 
out of the box
This pic below is what inspired me 


Directions are on the right!!
Have a great week 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekly Art Challenge : Time for Monograms

This week challenge is to create art that includes MONOGRAMS.

As we all know Monogram is a motif made by overlapping and combining initials to form a symbol. In the artwork you can create a monogram from one letter also and let it symbolize the piece you've created. You can also combine words with monograms.

There are many ways to go with this

I really love these children's Monograms from

A is for Alligator Small

B is for Buzzing Bees Small

Here are some Fairies from my Fairy Monogram Series

I for Inspiration Avenue

B is for the Blogging Artists

C is for the Creative Process

I hope you have fun time with this theme
Can't wait to see what all you come up with



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