Digital Collage * iPhoneography * Photography * Altered Art * Fine Art * Photo Fusion * Color Merge * Experimental Photography * An art and photography blog with something for every interest. I use Paint Shop Pro X and Paint Shop Pro X2, as well as Adobe Photoshop CS4 to create my digital collages. Please do not copy the images on this blog without permission. For further information please email me. All of my artwork is Copyright Peggi Meyer Graminski 2005-2016; other images remain the copyright of their original owners.







Monday, May 02, 2016

For the Take a Word Challenge This Week - Makeover


Take a Word Challenge - Makeover  My choice for the Take a Word Challenge this week is Frida Kahlo. Everything I used on her was done with iPhone apps - mainly Enlight and Paintle.  This was a very fun challenge ... please check out the other submissions at Take a Word Challenge.


Sunday, May 01, 2016

For the Digital Whisper Challenge - Cleopatra


Here is my entry for this week's Digital Whisper Challenge: CLEOPATRA


For this piece I used images from Pixabay.com, as well as textures from Paint Shop Pro, and iColoramaS.  The scarab image has been in my photo collection for many years.  Please visit Digital Whisper to view more Cleopatra images, created by talented artists.  Thank you! 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

For Photo Friday - Clarity

For the Photo Friday Challenge this week:  Clarity
Photo taken in Couer d'Alene Idaho  April 2016


Friday, April 29, 2016

Here is my submission for The Three Muses Challenge this week.  The subject is Birdy, Birdy!  For this challenge I used Paintle, Enlight, and iColoramaS graphics and effects =)


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Silhouettes - for the Take a Word Challenge

Here is my submission for this week's Take a Word Challenge at takeaword.blogspot.com   The challenge word for this week is Silhouettes.  I used graphics from Paintle iPhone app, as well as Distressed, and Mextures.  Please drop by Take a Word to see what the other artists have created <3 p="">

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

She's Come Undone - iPhone app image

Here is a combination of two different fractals, using the Frax app and the Enlight app on my iPhone.  I was pleased to see the lacey appearance that was created.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Marie in the Garden

Well hello there!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend ... it was very beautiful here.  Lots of sunshine, a few clouds, and warm enough to take a walk (with a coat on and maybe some gloves).

I did some more creating with the Mischief Circus kits.  This piece is called Marie in the Garden...


Friday, February 20, 2015

A Very Nice Day

Yes, today was a wonderful day!  My son and I had lunch with my sister in Bellingham, and then took a nice long (but cold) walk through the downtown - visiting various different shops and galleries.  James found a great place where he can rent space for a studio, and the gallery director was the sweetest lady.  I do hope he gets to set up shop there - it was very Jim-like (aka very cool, very artsy).  We had a great talk as we drove there and back.  He is such a wonderful and kind person, and funny and talented - I am one proud Mom.  And Elisabeth was accepted to WWU yesterday, and received her acceptance letter in the mail.  I know that girl is going to go far.  Yes, I am so very proud of my two wonderful adults =)

This is a piece I just worked on and completed. 
Title:  Absinthe Robette
To create this I used Itkupilli's kits in Mischief Circus. This one is a bit different from most of the ones I do - I think I was a bit more creative here.
Digital Collage

Hope everyone is gearing up for a fantastic weekend! <3 p="">

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Some of My Newest Art

Hello!  I am back again after a long hiatus.  But I do have some new artwork to share with you, and some life-related updates as well.

My family and I are living in Washington state right now, and everyday it surprises me with its incredible beauty.  I have also been working with #Itkupilli's #MischiefCircus kits, been creating some very fun pieces with them.  I'll attach some so you can see the variety of wonderful artistic styles you can create with these.  And this is just a very small handful of the different styles Mischief Circus offers!  Itkupilli and her Design Team have a huge varied supply of wonderful digital pieces to use in your artwork (as you can tell, I am a total fan =)

Here are some recent ones I've created:


I will add a few more shortly ... I have been so immersed in creating these since I bought my first kit.  So you can definitely expect more to come.

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of JoAnna Pierotti.  She fought a long, difficult battle against breast cancer for several years, but lost her fight earlier this week.  JoAnna was an incredibly talented artist, always friendly, and honest, and someone I wished I could meet in person.  Unfortunately that was not to happen.  Please say a prayer, and send healing and positive thoughts, to her loved ones and her husband, Ron - their grief at this time has got to be immense.

Tomorrow my kids and I (who are much older now - not kids anymore =) Lisa, 24, and James, 22, will be meeting with my sister Dianne for lunch in Bellingham.  Of course it is supposed to rain LOL  It should be a good time, though - I will take pictures to share with you, and will post a few more digital collages as well. 

Much love, Peggi

Friday, August 29, 2014

An Early Start ...

Halloween Night ... This is an altered photo of the trees in our front yard.  I used Paint Shop Pro to make the changes, and I think it turned out pretty spooky.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A New Year and a New Blog!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to say Happy New Year and let you know that I have started up a new blog. You can find it at:  Artful Living in the San Juan Islands 

I've recently relocated to Eastsound, Washington on Orcas Island and wanted to create a blog, basically documenting my time spent here - photographs, art, food, d├ęcor, daily living and inspirational issues are some of the topics you can read about.

Also, if you are an artist, decorator, foodie, photographer, etc. and would like to be featured just send me an email to peggi_meyer_graminski@yahoo.com

I will still be posting my artwork here too, so I think this will be a very busy year.  Hope that everyone is well and happy, and doing lots of wonderful creative things.  Much love, Peggi

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Beautiful

Digital collage and altered vintage photo.  I think I need to use green more often - haven't used it for a long time...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Technicolor Trees

Altered photo taken by me in Edwardsville, Illinois - SIUE Gardens
Prints are for sale in my Etsy shop  http://etsy.com/shop/ajoyfulstudio

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Leaf ... and a New Blog

Hi there everyone!

Well, I have decided to turn over a new leaf in my art, and also to start up a new blog.  The title of it is Artful Living in San Francisco, and it will include some new and exciting photo altering techniques - along with the images themselves (before and after), as well as simple tutorials that you can do yourself.  These techniques will not require an expensive digital camera (although you can certainly use one), but can also be applied to photos you take with your iPad or iPhone.

I am getting things in gear, have come across some wonderful vintage images, and taken some new ones.  I am hoping the blog will be up and running early next week.  See you there!

Peggi
http://www.artfullivinginsanfrancisco.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'll Take Paris!

Digital collage - photos combined in Paint Shop Pro, with extra layering and color work. I like this piece - it just says "Happiness!" to me. xxoo

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Blessed

Digital Collage, with a lot of texturizing, layering, and color changing. Hope you like it!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Funky Lil Guitar

Ah, the guitar - my most favorite instrument in the world (next to the harp, and cello =)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

For the Etsy Cottage Style Valentine Boutique

Here is my entry for the Etsy Cottage Style Valentine Boutique. Hope you like it! xxoo

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Butterfly Magic

A fantasy piece - sort of dreamy, which I have feeling very much like recently. Looking forward to spring this year =)

Enchanted Forests

Here are a couple of impressionist style pieces I created in Paint Shop Pro. I did a lot of layering and playing with the colors, and am happy with the way these two turned out. =)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Colorful Abstracts for the New Year

Here are a couple of abstracts I worked on today.  As you will notice, they are very similar - yet different.  Which one do you like better?  Hope everyone is starting the New Year off right - I always love the new year.  It always feels like you have a new slate, and you can fill it however you want.  I hope you all experience great things in the year ahead. xo

Monday, December 31, 2012

Joy!

Happy New Year to my readers - and may you have a joyful year ahead! xxoo

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dance Like No-one is Watching

Digital collage from an old magazine cover, combined with a variety of textures, and colorizing.  Hope you like this one =)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Garden Mandalas

These are wonderful to meditate on; whenever I use them I feel rejuvenated and stronger - ready to take on whatever Life throws at me.  Some of them (with more muted and softer colors) leave me feeling more at peace.  Nature has given us so many good things - we need to appreciate them everyday.  


Monday, December 24, 2012

Peaceful Christmas

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!  This piece is entitled Peaceful Christmas - wouldn't it be nice if the earth was a peaceful planet and the angels could get some rest =)  Well, after playing a bit with my art I guess I better finish wrapping presents and start celebrating.  Have a blessed eve! xo

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December Moonlight Journey Challenge and Christmas ART Contest

This is my submission to the Moonlight Journey Challenge and Christmas Art contest.  I used the image of the Madonna and child from Moonlight Journey images (Kym Decker), I used backgrounds from Robert Kauffman fabrics, several fonts found on dafont.com, a Paint Shop Pro frame, and the whole image was colorized using PSP.  Hope you like it!  Merry Christmas!  ~Peggi

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Drops of Jupiter

Created in Paint Shop Pro as a digital painting and inspired by the song by Train, "Drops of Jupiter" - love it! =)

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Arizona Lovin'

Digital painting, created using Paint Shop Pro. 

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Colorful Leaves

Lots of texture and layering; colorized in Photoshop.  This piece is currently being offered in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Cold Mountain

One of my favorite films - loved Nicole and Jude together; the story; the music - everything about it.  So here is a photo I altered and then collaged, combining many unique layers.  I hope you like it!