Sunday, May 1, 2011

Angel Collage And Exciting News!!!

I put together this digital collage the other night. I used one of my lake photos and layered my angel photo over it. I really loved the surreal feel it has. I did try adding a texture layer but it was too much. I think the leaves and trees lend enough texture to the image. Funny I never thought I would say no to texture! lol I am really having fun playing with this new medium, so much so that I am neglecting a big blank canvas that has been begging for paint!

Now for my exciting news! I have been wanting to share this for a couple of weeks but wanted to wait till I was sure it was a go. And now it is! My art will be displayed in a gallery! It is the Gallery Off Broadway in Excelsior Springs, MO. I found out about it from my sweet friend Kelly over at Kelly Berkey Designs and with her encouragement have jumped aboard! The owner Kathleen Fenton is so lovely and encouraging to new artists such as myself. You can check out the facebook page for the gallery HERE!! I have sent some of my original paintings and was excited to find out that she also loved my altered photography! So I framed a few of my favorite textured photos and sent them along as well. My work arrived there on Friday and I am so excited that it will soon be on display!

It hard to believe that little over a year ago I was just beginning on this amazing journey with art and now I have an incredible opportunity to share my work in a new venue! I am so grateful to all of you for your encouragement and support along the way! I am having a blast!

Hubby and I are off to a local art museum on this beautiful Sunday. I am hoping to take some photos of the grounds and will be sure to post them! They may even have some texture! :)

Wishing you all an amazing day!! xo


  1. Love your digital work, Cathy. Very nice!

  2. Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! I was going to mention in my gallery post that you were going to have your art there as well, but I saw that you hadn't posted about it yet and didn't want to break the news on my blog... I am so excited that so many of us blog friends are going to have our art hanging together in a gallery. Congrats to you!! I am so happy for you!! Love, Silke

    P.S. Your digital collages are amazing!! Truly!!

  3. Fabulous news!!!! Go Cathy, Go!! xo

  4. Hey!
    Guess who else is going to be there with you guys??? ;-D


    P.S. Love how you are working with the digital layering; you have me beat by miles! Go for it!!!

  5. Woohoo! Yay! Congrats to you!

  6. WOW, that's amazing news, congrats!!! Hope to follow in your footsteps one day :-)

  7. FANTASTIC! Both the digital collage and the news! Congratulations! So glad you're exhibiting at the Gallery, both you and Kelly are just going to do so well! Hope you enjoy your day out

    Ro xxx

  8. Congratulations on your gallery showing. How very exciting for you and your beautiful art. This angel is amazingly ethereal with the background floating through her. Marvelous May to you...

  9. Congrats! It's always great having one's work displayed. The angel is wonderful. You are doing just great work. Happy May Day to you.

  10. Great job Cathy, your imagination is amazing!
    A hug and good week!


  11. Way to go Cathy, I am so happy for you! I have really enjoyed watching you grow over the past year.

  12. Woo-hoo Cathy!!! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see the photos you post about your show- and to hear about the interest you generate, because you certainly will! xo

  13. Congrats on being shown in a gallery! Very well deserved :) xx

  14. Congratulations! This really is exciting! I hope to see photos of your show! :-)

  15. big congrats to you!!!!!!

    such a fun journey we are all on....and i love when we can support and lift one another up in the process!!!

    hugs to you and yours