My challenge blog for Lunagirl Vintage Images, featuring fun creative challenges with prizes, projects, freebies, holiday and seasonal info, and more!
A place for mixed media artists, card makers, scrapbooking enthusiasts, fabric artists, creators of jewelry, altered art and crafts of all kinds.
Would you like Lunagirl to sponsor a challenge on your blog? Email me at INFO@LUNAGIRL.COM. :-) I'll provide images for your DT!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A way to inspire and share your creativity

Check out ArtWords for its last topic this week: OUTSIDER.

ArtWords is an open online art journal filled with entires from contributing artists -- that means you, if you want to be part of it! To participate, just create an entry interpreting the current topic in any way you wish, using photos, paintings, sketches, collage art, digital art or any other medium to depict your own life story and your own responses to the topic!

ArtWords is ending after this topic, but you can still take part this week, enjoy browsing through creative entries on 70 other topics... and maybe get inspired to create your own online art journal...

Remember to visit our Lunagirl Blog (right here!) on Monday for our Moon-day FREE IMAGE DOWNLOAD

Friday, September 21, 2007

Come back for a free download on Monday!

To celebrate Moon-day at Lunagirl, we'll offer a free image download on Monday! If "celebrate" is not a word you would ever associate with a Monday, well, maybe a free beautiful image to use in your projects would cheer you up. Either way, check back on Monday!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Collage Sheet Designs!

Two new Lunagirl collage sheet designs
Bird Ladies &
Bathing Beauties II

All my digital collage sheets are delivered as high-resolution 300-dpi JPGs for exceptional image quality. Save to your own computer & print onto your own fine paper or transparencies or even fabric. Beautiful vintage ephemera ideal for altered art, decoupage & other crafts.

You'll find them at: Lunagirl Collage Sheets

The ZNE Network for mixed media artists!

ZNE is short for VariaZioNE, an online community of artists who work in collage, mixed media, assemblage, ACEO ATCs or any kind of altered art. It's a wonderful place to share your work, share ideas, enjoy the work of other artists, and most of all enjoy support and friendship with other artists who share your interests!
To join the network, visit, the ZNE homepage, by clicking on the picture above. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Poem for Autumn

Victorian lady autumn walk fall leavesThe official first day of Fall is Sunday, but I couldn't wait. The oak trees are full of squawking bluejays here, come to feast on acorns, and that always means Autumn to me!

So to welcome the Autumnal Equinox, here is a poem.

The poem below was written around 500 AD, by an Indian poet named Kalidasa. The English translation is by Arthur W. Ryder (1877-1938).

The autumn comes, a maiden fair
In slenderness and grace,
With nodding rice-stems in her hair
And lilies in her face.
In flowers of grasses she is clad;
And as she moves along,
Birds greet her with their cooing glad
Like bracelets' tinkling song.

A diadem adorns the night
Of multitudinous stars;
Her silken robe is white moonlight,
Set free from cloudy bars;
And on her face (the radiant moon)
Bewitching smiles are shown:
She seems a slender maid, who soon
Will be a woman grown.

Over the rice-fields, laden plants
Are shivering to the breeze;
While in his brisk caresses dance
The blossomed-burdened trees;
He ruffles every lily-pond
Where blossoms kiss and part,
And stirs with lover's fancies fond
The young man's eager heart.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Halloween is a familiar holiday to Americans. Children disguised as ghosts and goblins (and superheroes and princesses) roam the streets trick-or-treating; teenagers play pranks and try to frighten themselves with trips to the graveyard and scary movies; and generally everyone has a good time drinking cider (or something harder), bobbing for apples, wearing costumes, and waiting for "the witching hour."

But few people know of the origins of Halloween and its wonderful mood of magic and fright.

CLICK HERE to find out more! in our exclusive feature article:
"BETWEEN THE WORLDS: The Origins of Halloween & Its Customs."
Illustrated with wonderful antique Victorian vintage greeting cards!

Monday, September 17, 2007

New collage sheet collections on CD!

We have recently released 7 new collections of Lunagirl ephemera collage sheets on CD! Ideal for altered art, altered boxes, jewelry, decoupage, scrapbooking and other paper crafts.

Digital collage sheets are easy to use: Each is a high-resolution jpg image, ready to print onto your own fine papers, transparencies, vellum, the choice is yours. Best of all, you may print them as often as you like for personal non-commercial use.

We spend a great deal of time and care creating our unique ephemera collage sheets, to make them beautiful, interesting & diverse. Check them out at

You can also purchase Lunagirl collage sheets individually by instant download!


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