Red Rhapsody…

… Join me in imagining

Welcome Travelers of H’Art (Heart + Art= H’Art) and spirit. This site is for those who seek companionship in the journeys of art as well as life. From the roaming days of the Capolan Caravan to the realization of the Travelers H’Art, we travel together in the creative process as well as in life. What’s in YOUR heart regarding art and the written word? Here you will find musings from me, Conductress of the Caravan, mostly regarding art, it’s process, interesting writings and the occasional life sharings. Travel with me and find treasures of inspiration

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot

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Homage to Nick Bantock Tarot Deck Project

Greetings Travelers… I hope to entice many who visit here willing to join in the game. Read on for the official invitation.

I invite you to join in an artist’s collaboration paying homage to Nick Bantock and the various art styles he’s brought to the forefront with his books, most notably the “Griffin and Sabine” trilogy. Each artist will take one card (perhaps two depending on the number of folks playing) and illustrate it, keeping in mind two things: meaning of the card/symbols associated with it AND the “feel” of Bantock (though obviously infused with one’s own style of work.) You will also create the companion “text” card explaining the meaning associated and any info you choose concerning how you went about creating your work. You will send to the hostess (me) COPIES of your pieces (not the originals) for redistribution. Final specs, such size, due date etc will be forthcoming. I’m looking at the beginning of summer as for due but that’s not locked in stone yet. I’m including in this invitation to several groups who are new to my collaborations, and hopefully some wonderful artists will be find their way to Travelers H’Art/ :) If you have a preference for a card, feel free to send it to me, though I do not guarantee at this point, that I will be able to accommodate you. Perhaps sending me several options would be a good idea. ;) Please respond  either here or to reddawgi@yahoo.com your “yes.” Thanks, folks. The game is on! “

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“Music” is the Theme for Collage Obession

Greetings… Was SO happy to read this theme for Collage Obsession for the week. Of course, had to go with one from my all time favorite female singer, songwriter, painter (hell, is there anything Joni Mitchell CAN’T do in the creative realm?) ;P Chose the song “Blue.” Have MANY favorites but this one lends itself well, me thinks, to the imagery.

song by Joni Mitchell  circa 1971

song by Joni Mitchell circa 1971

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Three Muses’ Challenge-Time

Greetings… The challenge this week at Three Muses was “Time.” I LOVE this clock image, found on the web.

Time Waits for No Man

Time Waits for No Man

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Dark House at Collage Obsession

Hello folks… this is a challenge from Collage Obsession’s weekly challenge. We were asked to use the dark house image provided. I decided to go a little lighthearted and sort of silly. Hope you like. ;)

Not always safe to leave the house...

Not always safe to leave the house...

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“Hot” for Three Muses Challenge

Hello folks…This week’s challenge over at Three Muses was “Hot.” I went pretty literal I think. Had fun with the idea. Hope you dig. ;>

Three Muses Challenge

Three Muses Challenge

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Hearts! for Sunday PC Art

Free to be Different

Free to be Different

Hello Folks… The theme for this week was “Hearts,” (for obvious reasons ;>) Here’s what I’ve done.

balloons from [link]
birdcage thanks to [link]
stars on balloon from Holliewood’s “Thing Finder” kit at Deviant Scrap
two b/g textures from MorgueFiles

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Collage Obession Challenge-”Transformation”

So, I’ve been working with dragon images all week for Chinese New Year’s challenges and decided to transform my daughter into a “two headed dragon.” One has to look closely to note the dreadlocks that give her that “wild” kind of look.

All images and b/g were from Holliewood’s ATC5 collection at Deviant Scrap

for Collage Obsession Challenge

for Collage Obsession Challenge

. Texture is from ShadowHouse Creations. Woman is daughter Gabrielle.

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Sunday Postcard Art Challenge-Steampunk!

Oh! I DO love steampunk art and costume. I think, thanks to the Sherlock Homes movie, it’s seen a bit of a revival. (Or maybe I’m just late to the party…) Anyway, here’s my piece for the game.

Steampunk

Steampunk

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Black and White for Three Muses Challenge

Here’s my entry for the “black and white” theme at Three Muses. Hope you dig. ;)

for the Black and White theme

for the Black and White theme

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