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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

For Sunday Postcard Art - Wishlist

Here is my submission for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week, "Wishlist". For this piece I used picture tubes and a frame from Paint Shop Pro X2, the Jane Austen font, and a collage that I created several years ago of a vintage lady (probably from the Collage Image group on Flickr where I find most of the vintage images I use in my collages) combined with a photo I took of our Christmas candles one year. I don't really have a Christmas list this year, I'm ashamed to say I have way too many "things" and the time has come to donate a lot of items to the Goodwill; so for myself and my family I am praying mostly for good health, happiness and togetherness (and hopefully the opportunity to create a lot of art =).

New Abstract Piece Listed on Etsy

Just listed this is my Etsy shop today. I am having a sale from now until Christmas, where you can purchase one item at the regular price and then get another item of equal or lesser value for 1/2 price. Shipping is free, and I will be glad to wrap and send the item to someone if you are giving it as a gift. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! xo

Friday, November 26, 2010

For Art Creations Friday - Bride

Here is my submission for the Art Creations Friday challenge this week - the photo selected this week was this lovely bride. I altered her by colorizing some parts of the photograph, and the combining the image with several images I've collected from the Collage Images group on Flickr. Please visit Art Creations Friday to see more artwork submitted by other artists this week. Happy weekend to all!!!! xo

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Our Lady of the Winter Woods - Digital Collage

A vintage image, combined with a photo I took of a forest scene in winter, using Paint Shop Pro X2. Hope everyone had a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday - we even got a light dusting of snow here today. Love it!!! =)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Abstract Forest - Huachuca Canyon, AZ

Altered in Paint Shop Pro - a photo I took in Arizona a couple of years ago...

Monday, November 22, 2010

For the Take a Word Challenge - Men

Here is my submission this week to the Take a Word challenge. Images are courtesy of the members of the Flickr Collage Group, as well as (image of lady), xela66 (image of the men). Created in Paint Shop Pro X2. Please visit the Take a Word challenge blog to see more submissions this week! xo

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For the Take a Word Challenge - Moon

My first submission ever to Take a Word. All of these images included in this collage are courtesy of the Flickr Group "Collage Images". I collaged them together, and altered the colors and textures in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Think Monday - Think ATC Spotted

Here is my submission for this week's TMTA challenge, Spotted. It is a digital and mixed media collage done in Paint Shop Pro, combining various images, and then giving it an altered and distressed appearance in PSP. Please visit Think Monday - Think ATC to view
the other submissions this week =) xxoo

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Different Looks for the Same Image

And this is why I am totally loving Paint Shop Pro - it is so much fun to see how many different looks you can give to one image. (Of course I had to add a bit of "snow" into the second one =)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My Story is Featured on Crescendoh This Week =)

Hooray! Yippy!!! Several weeks ago I submitted my Reader's Share story to Crescendoh, Jenny Doh's new amazing on-line website, and this week it is being featured. I am so happy and thrilled that it was published! The theme is Art Saves, something I have very much come to believe in - I know that Art has helped me over and over again, through many valleys and dark days; and I am confident that it is an anchor I will be able to rely on throughout my life. If you get a chance please take a look at the article. I would be happy if it in any way helps someone or gives them encouragement to get through their own "dark days" by tapping into their creativity, and their artful self ... Here is the link: The Healing Power of Art

Sunday, November 07, 2010

A couple more digital/altered pieces

These are photos I've taken and then altered in PSP - playing around with making it snow =) Lots of fun!!!


Digital collage - created in Paint Shop Pro

Friday, November 05, 2010

Illinois Landscape

Altered photo - Illinois landscape

Monday, November 01, 2010

Snowy Pond

Can you tell I am seriously looking forward to some snowy days this winter? =)