Thursday 13 January 2011

The Magician's Helper - Dezinaworld

Hi everyone, it's almost the weekend - yeh.

Firstly a big hello to Tonya, Marlou and Liz who have joined my creative world recently. It's lovely to see you and if I haven't visited you yet I will soon.

Those of you who read my posts fairly regularly know that I love many different styles but particularly vintage and I have been itching to play with Photoshop Elements more. I still need to do some training with it but playing helps.

I have made this using a background, frame and image that has come from the lovely June at Dezinaworld and I have had fun experimenting with light and colours to make this simple piece.

I am entering it into June's Spotlight challenge which runs weekly starting on a Thursday. You do not have to use her images and the challenge is open for any kind of art. The theme this week is 'Magic', so my framed lady is called The Magician's Helper.

Just to let my regular reader's know that Mum's funeral is next Tuesday, so I am busy making arrangements and clearing her flat with the help of all my family. How lovely it is to have such a close knit family and to have them and dear friends to fall back on. I have to say that my team mates at MAWTT have been fabulous and keep sending me messages of support and keeping a close eye on me - thankyou girls for your cards, messages, kind words, love and help through all of this. My thanks also to those of you who have been thinking of me and leaving me messages that also give me strength and a feeling that the world can be such a wonderful place where people you have never met can still make you feel cared for and loved. It really is an amazing feeling.

Lastly to finish on a brighter note - it is my first blogaverary at the end of this month and I am busy gathering together a small blog give-away. Stay tuned for more info during the next week.

I am back tomorrow with my Stamp Man post which I am hosting for the first time.

Sleep well.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

LOve this Brenda .. it would be perfect for my colleague - i describe her as "my lovely assistant" and always feel like Paul Daniels .. she doesn't wear a sexy sparkly outfit thought lol
Am thinking about you and know how difficult this week must be..
Lots of love
Lisa ;)

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, I'm sure you could use a little magic about now, or at least a magician's assistant! I am glad you have your family about. Wishing you well...
Joyce xx

Netty said...

Its pure 'Magic' Brenda, am so loving your digital art. Glad you have such loving support, thinking of you. Hugs Annette x

debby4000 said...

Oh Brenda I can't believe I missed the post about your Mum. I'm so sorry and sending you and your family huge hugs at this difficult time.

Kathyk said...

LOVE your magicians assistant project.

Sadly, Tuesday will not be a fun day - I shall be thinking of you - all the best, hope it goes as well as these things ever do.


chris said...

I would love to have a go at something like this brenda, wouldnt know where to start though. its stunning, I am so impressed.
pleased your family are all mucking in and caring for you, they sound like a good bunch.
hugs to you for tuesday and for now chris xx

Zue said...

Lovely creation and a little magic is what we all need at this time of year.
You are quite right family and friends are so impotant just now!!!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, this is absolutely fabulous,I love how you put this all together and love the colour work too. I am so sorry to hear about your loss my friend, words are never enough and I send you the warmest of hugs.
June xxx

Juls said...

so so fantabulous!!!! Loving the red top hat!!!! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is simply beautiful and vintage what more could anyone ask for I love this big time.
Lorraine x

Electra said...

This is very special! I pray the coming days go as well as they can for you.

Linda M. said...

Hello Brenda, I know the kind of pain you are going through. God bless and keep you. You piece is great, I love the colors and the framing around the image is beautiful.

Scatz said...

very pretty!