Earth burns while man fiddles … Alberta fires

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The fires in Alberta as well as British Columbia and Saskatchewan are the first time Canada has had to face the fact of global warming where it’s been to such a drastic extreme. Climatic heat is driving the fires along with wind and no rain. It is the rain that will finally put these fires out. The number of selfless people fighting these fires with no sleep and beyond exhaustion is numbing. How long can they keep it up ? Will the oil sands finally ignite? The animal MAN has created this scenario, ignoring all warnings. This piece puts everything I feel into one page. Mother Nature looking out at us with disbelief as she burns … on Mother’s day.

Earth burns while man fiddles

One year birthday at the Just Art site

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Happy birthday Just Art! It’s been a whole year since this site was created. Time flies when you are having fun. I created Photoshop brushes and some elements for my mixed media paper dolls challenge. What fun this challenge was, members created a parade of delightful dolls for this challenge. These two are mine.

Mixed Media doll example

Mixed Media example

More birthday fun with the this or that challenge. I chose a vintage photo of myself and my sister’s two dogs as the main feature. I don’t usually work in such bright colours so this was a big challenge for me.

This or that

This page was created for the Astrology challenge.

Aquarius

A birthday card using Red Dog Designs kit for the challenge

Birthday Card

Sound of the Rain was done for the vignette challenge. I decided to do it a bit differently and added the word rain to this photo taken when the rain came teaming and streaming in on our driveway and we could hardly see out the window.

Sound of the Rain

N is for nautilus, one more page for the A to Z challenge

N-nautilus

Sunset on the Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Mahone Bay

Our 3D word challenge this month was the word celebrate. I put two challenges together to create this page

celebrate

Dragon tales … my little bubble blowing dragon, Arty, is growing and wanted another adventure. After a rain shower he gathered all around him, including a new little girl dragon called Strawberry. A friend he was introduced to at Christmas. Arty is relating the Tigger story to them and they are enraptured. This page was created for April’s progressive scrap.

Dragon Tales

March at the Just Art site page two

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This photo was taken by my eldest son. The bright red of the anthuriums was perfect for this challenge.

Anthuriums

Lesson of the birds was a colour palette challenge, suggesting a vintage page. I chose to do a college.

lesson of the birds

K is for Koala, created for the A to Z challenge
K - Koala

Energy … the Energy challenge once again and this time I use the reflection as well to create a page of solar power.

Energy

M is for Maya Angelou, one of my favourite poets. She will live forever in her words.

M . Maya Angelou

At Christmas the cat was sleeping on the dog’s bed and I decided it would make a great subject for March’s progressive scrap.

I was sure it said Meow

March at the Just Art site

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March was still full of blowing and snow and very very cold. What better way to keep warm than to work on digital art. Irish blessing for St. Patrick’s day. I added my recipe for Irish soda bread … yummy

Irish Blessing

This little pocket page was so much fun. I have had these photos of the bunny and ground hog who came out to graze at the same time and their reaction towards each other was hilarious. Now they have their story.

Who Are You

I is for Ireland, a perfect I word for March. This page was done for the A to Z challenge

I - Ireland

I love these images of Godey’s Ladies fashion plates and when I saw Jilbert Designs challenge this month I fell in love and thought the pages would fit a quilt with the ladies .. I was right.

Godey's Ladies

A reflection challenge this month and I thought of this photo I have of a dawn that was absolutely glorious at our old country place several years ago … love the reflection as it reminds me of frozen, ice covered snow.

Winter dawn

J is for Jazz …. all that jazz. Bob Fosse and Fred Astaire created a beautiful, sparkly era of glitz and music. This page celebrates both.

All that Jazz

Energy Lost was created for the word art challenge. When I saw this photo at the Morgue Files site I just had to turn the word around and use it. This old fellow sure has earned a good retirement. I hope he got it.

Energy Lost

Digital pages for the Just Art Challenges in February, Part 1

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broken promises
I slipped this one in here … I created this piece in January just because, it’s not a challenge piece.

Valentine
A valentine for my valentine challenge. What would February be without a valentine.

E - Eastern Box Turtle
Turtles are my favourite animal, being a turtle myself. This was done for the A to Z year long challenge.

Calico
The journaling says it all for this little one. This was a scraplift challenge.

Spring
With heaps of snowbanks all around us spring was still just a whisper. Created for the variety challenge.

Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is my favourite artist. This piece was done for the quote challenge.

When we were young
This piece was done for an ad challenge. We chose a vintage ad and used that as our scraplift.

Circus
This exciting, vivid page was created for the colour wheel challenge.

February was a busy month so I’ve split it up into two parts.