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.

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My new 2017 calendar is ready for purchase! Please click on the Lulu link, in the right margin and it will take you to the page where you can place your order. This is a 12 month calendar, glossy, measuring 8.5" x 11" - featuring 12 unique digital images that I've created. These can be matted and framed, as the months go by, so it is pretty much like getting 12 prints for only $14.99. Pretty cool, I think =) Please let me know if you have any questions! With blessings of love and light, Peggi

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Poetry - for Artwords

My favorite all-time poet is Robert Louis Stevenson - I loved having his poems read to me when I was a child; and later, when I grew up, I enjoyed reading them again - to my own children (and yes, sometimes even to myself late at night when I can't sleep =) ... This poem in particular, entitled "To Any Reader" is my very favorite. In my very old copy of "A Child's Garden of Verses" this one is the poem I would ask my mom to read to me over and over again ... very sentimental, I know, but Stevenson's poetry does do that to me ... Oh well =) Anyway, I've included a pic of my childhood home in St. Louis and a copy of pictures of me when I was little and being happily spoiled rotten in the Lou (the handsome young man behind me in the photo on the sliding board is my wonderful big bro).

Illustration Friday - Communication

Yes, it's already Wednesday, but better late than never (what can I say?'s been one of those weeks LOL)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Morning - for Artwords this week ...

Morning has always been my most "magical" time of day ... I love to sit and watch the sun come up on the horizon with a nice hot cup of coffee in my hands, and plan my day's activities. I wanted this image to include a bit of "morning-type magic", so I used a lot of little star shapes, musical notes, and flowers, and just kind of got lost in its creation =)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Memorabilia Monday

Hello! Here is another image that you can use in your artwork if you'd like - it is an antique engraving from 1899. I will try to get a couple more on here today too - things here are rather BUSY BUSY right now, but hopefully I can take a breather in a bit LOL. Happy Monday to all =)

Saturday, February 17, 2007


A Heart from Kathy!

This week in my mailbox I received an absolutely beautiful handmade heart and chain from Kathy Wasilewski. Isn't this too gorgeous?! I've hung it on the wall in my living room so that I can see it often and be reminded that through the best things in life - friends, family, and keeping a creative heart, even when struggling with loss and pain - we can find the strength to respond with hope and continuity.
Please visit Kathy's blog if you haven't already done so - she is an incredibly talented artist, a lovely person, and someone I am proud to call Friend =) ... her blog, Altered Antiquity, is listed here under my Links. Thank you again, so much, Kathy - I will treasure this, and your friendship, always!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Family Tapestry

This digital collage was made using vintage family papers, a photo of the Meyer family home in Havana, Illinois, and a photo of my grandmother when she was young. The flowers are from a black and white photo my Dad took of his garden a few years back ... I really love these creations the best, as they incorporate a lot of family memories...really nice, I do believe =)

Crazy for Springtime

Crazy Quilt ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Winter Magic

Digital Collage

Memorabilia Monday II

Courtesy of my own personal box of vintage stuff...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Country Collage Quilt

Digital Collage Quilt

(The little blond boy in the upper left hand corner of the school photo is my Dad when he was 7 yrs old - and the lovely old building is the Law School at the University of Illinois circa the late 1930s ... hey, don't forget, tomorrow is Memorabilia Monday again, and I'll be posting some more photos for you to use in your art! Hope everyone is enjoying a most excellent weekend =)

Friday, February 09, 2007



Something about this one reminded me of the psychodelic '60's ... =)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Breath of Springtime

Digital/Mixed Media Collage. Vintage image courtesy of Izabella...The pressed flowers I used in this collage were collected by my grandmother's brother in Peoria, Illinois during the late 1800's.)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

When They Were Very Young

This quilt collage is inspired by my wonderful parents, seen above shortly after their wedding in 1944-45. They both loved art and beauty and family with their whole hearts, and their memory is what inspires me daily to keep on creating...I love this photo of them because they look so happy (doesn't my mom look pretty... and a little bit shy?) - their lives were waiting for them, all those wonderful years ahead....perfect together....

Illustration Friday - Sprout

Mixed Media/Digital Collage

Monday, February 05, 2007

Memorabilia Monday

Hey everybody! I have decided to share some memorabilia from my collection of old photos, postcards and such. I thought this would be a good way to share with my art friends some various pieces of ephemera I've acquired through the years. Anyway, every Monday I will be posting a couple of items for you to use in your artwork. I hope you enjoy them...I'd love to see what you come up with using these images. So, Happy Monday...and have fun! =) ~ Peggi