Wednesday, January 20, 2016

# 20 ~ Wildflowers, Eloise and Weezie

“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without
feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity."
~Karstens, no Poproblemgarden.

Eloise sitting surrounded by wildflowers from last years garden.

This post is linked with Color Me Positive 2016, where the prompt this week is Wildflowers. Click here to see other collages with wildflowers in them. These girls are some wonderful artists. I got way too many different wildflowers from my archives, and ended with my layers overlapping and edging showing and not as I would liked them. I tried for hours to get everything merged together flawlessly to no avail. Finally, I got so upset and frustrated I had to stop. There is a point where I just have to stop and accept my mess ups and remind myself I am at the beginning of learning a new medium. The mistakes will come out in the wash in time. As I persevere, I hope to improve because I surely adore this medium.

"Yesterday brought the beginning,
tomorrow brings the end,
and somewhere in the middle,
we became the best of friends.”
~Author Unknown

Sadly, Weezie is in an nursing home in Asheville, NC, where we used to live across the street from one another. My family actually lived in the house where she lived growing up. She has had several strokes and heart attacks. I always say she was the good one and I was the mischievous I should be the one in the nursing home and not her. I miss her so much. Her daughter is like my daughter, and I talk to her frequently. Buddy drove me to see Weezie during the fall, and I had three days with her...what a precious gift he gave me. I live to see her again...I LOVE her so much. She is a true BFF...a friend who loves me unconditionally.  She has had several very close calls, but God was kind, and He decided it was not time yet for her to go home. Putting this digital collage together was such fun and a bit therapeutic. 

"Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. 
They don’t even need to talk for weeks.
But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking.”
Author Unknown


  1. Welcome with open arms everywhere - every digital art-scenic blog will invite you!
    Herzlich Pippa

  2. Eloise looks beautiful in all the flowers. I think you did well on the collage.
    Poor Wizziew. I hope you can see her again. Hugs

  3. Eloise looks beautiful in all the flowers. I think you did well on the collage.
    Poor Wizziew. I hope you can see her again. Hugs

  4. I loved hearing about Weezie...and the collage looks good to my eyes. Shows off that cute Eloise!

  5. Beautiful digital wildflowers piece,Loving your art. I have added to follow your blog. Thank you so much for joining in Dezinaworlds cheeky challenge this week.

  6. Two wonderful pages, the collage with the flowers looks beautiful.

  7. Hi Genie,
    I did try to send you a mail, but I think I copied the addy wrong. You asked me about the Try it on Tuesdays challenge. Our new one started yesterday-its Silhouettes.
    Hope you will be able join us.
    Yvonne x

  8. Eloise does look lovely in this collage.

  9. I feel like i know you Genie because when i spent time with Wheezy a few summers ago she talked a lot about you. The picture in the flowers is lovely!!!

  10. What a wonderful composition !! Beautiful collage!

  11. Your collages are charming and beautiful work...I look forward to more.

  12. Oh Genie! These are so beautiful. I can't believe you weren't thrilled to bits with that beautiful flower one (and your beautiful Eloise)..... you're more talented than you give yourself credit for, I think! It is wonderful that you have maintained your friendship with Weezy for so long.

  13. A beautiful collage in both design and expression!

  14. Hi Genie. Came by to comment for June's challenge, and your piece is very nice. Is Eloise your daughter? Is she named after your friend Weezie? I have a vivid imagination, so please forgive me if I'm wrong, but that's such a cool story right there if I'm right. I think you did great with the digital. I don't even attempt it. I do June's challenge the old-fashioned way, lol. xoxo, Aimeslee