Thursday, June 24, 2010


Today I am rushing. No, I'm not rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off as usual, but rather this is Rush Day for the

Bloggerette Sorority

What you haven't heard of this before? Now I've had the button in my sidebar for a week and many of our blogging sisters have already joined in the fun. Where have you been? You can learn more about it here and here.

Our Rush project was to take the provided photo and create something with it. The concept was very easy, it could be anything and with all the talent out there I was skeptical about joining. Then I decided to heck with it, I would do what I do and that is to work with the photo and create a digital collage. On Rush Day your were to post a photo of your project.

The instructions went on to say…

There are no rules.
Well — except one. 

You must be in the picture too. 

So here is my completed project…

You can see I didn't take a photo of my project, but I did put myself right into it. 

The collage contains images that are symbolic to how I feel about our blogging world. I used a photo of myself from a 3-D project I did in college in a few years ago. I put the provided photo of the women in a vintage frame that I could "hold", because I hold all of your friendships most dear to my heart.

Yes, those are butterfly wings on my back, I wear them as I flit from blog to blog to see what all ya'll are up to on any given day. There had to be a teddy bear! What says comfort better than a teddy bear and you've sent me so much encouragement and so many hugs during this transitional phase of my life. The vintage globe is there representing our world of bloggers. I'm so grateful for the friendships I've formed in so many other countries and right here in the United States!

I then filled up the space with hearts and flowers, because just who doesn't love them? I gave the whole thing a vintage look, because you know how much I love anything vintage!

I'm excited to see all the creativity that my new sorority sisters will be sharing today. If you haven't joined, it's never too late. Sign up today and watch for what our next project will be! Links for all my sorority sisters are in the sidebar of  Some Diamonds Are Forever.

For all my new sorority sisters, I'm Rhonda and I live in Coastal Georgia here in the United States, but if I go downtown and look across the river, I can see Florida!

43 Thoughtful Comments:

rjerdee said...

Gee, my technical skills are way at the bottom. I can't imagine participating in anything as creative as this!

Kat said...

This is wonderful Rhonda! I love the symbolism you used. Great way to celebrate the wonderful world of blogging! Hugs, Kat

Jane said...

Like Becky, my technical skills are minimal...guess I'm out. But I sure will enjoy seeing the results of your challenges.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Unknown said...

Very Pretty!! I love that. It really looks like an art piece. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, how pretty! You are very good with your computer skills! I love this and how thoughtful are all your embellishments! You're the best, Sistah!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lori E said...

I am glad you explained because I assumed you were the teddy bear. What a creative take on the theme.

Simply Debbie said...


Sahildeki Ev said...

I just love your wonderful

Maria said...

Greetings from Australia Sister,
just dropped by to say G'day wow your rush creation is just beautiful..
I don't think I will ever master the art of digital work and seeing your collage really makes me want to learn and give it a go.....

Your's is truly beautiful.....

Hootin Anni said...

...and let the creative juices flow! You did a marvelous job.

My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very pretty Rhonda!
I love that idea. It's been fun seeing everyone's amazing creations!
HAGD Sistah!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda, you did an amazing job with this! It looks great, and I love your picture.

I'm not out for rush, but I did get a post up (and you're in it!). You are one of the characters in something I wrote. And of course, Stella is in it, too.


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

What creativity. Nice to meet you, Sister.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... is so nice to meet you sister. Your collage is wonderful. I like the idea of wings for flittering to other blogs. I do that a lot!

Lisa said...

Love your collage! And I love your blog!

Jacalyn @ said...

I love what you've done! Really, really nice!

In the sisterhood,

zandra said...

HI, from New Jersey. What a great digi page. Love your take on the photo. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

So KEWL!!! Makes me SMILE big time!!

I'm looking forward to more parties with my sorority sistas!!

Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

Sherrie said...

Hello Rhonda,
So nice to meet you! Love the image and your sentiment behind it. What a beautiful blog you have :0)

JoAnne said...

Hi Rhonda,
Love all the thought you put into your project. It turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Wow...your picture is amazing..I love all the layers..and more than that, I love what you said about holding friendships close to your heart. Very nice!

I do like the wings for flitting from blog to blog, too. I would need wings today. I just posted photos for my third party this week! It's going to take me a while to visit everyone, but I'll enjoy every minute of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my site. It's good to have more sisters!
I'll visit again soon...


Gloria said...

P.S. I forgot to say: my condolences on the loss of your beloved dog, Sheldon. I saw his picture on your previous post. He looked like a lovely, beautiful dog. My sympathies...

Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow! What a great job Rhonda! You stepped up the challenge quite well. Love the vintage look and the symbolism behind it.

~ Tracy

Andi's English Attic said...

How cute is that? What a clever way of getting yourself into the picture. xx

Karen said...

GIRLFRIEND . . . that is FABULOUS! Golly I wish I could do things like that on the computer. That is gorgeous! I love you in the butterfly wings and that you incorporated all the things that are important to you!

I'm just sitting here staring at it! What a great job!
Enjoy! karen

Charlene said...

Neat project--I'm not technically proficient to do something like that, but I sure would like to learn!

Looking forward to getting to "know" you better!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Arts and Herbs said...

Well done new sister and thank you for your sweet comment.

Keetha Broyles said...

Love your project!

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, you are so creative and imaginative! You have left me in the dust, but I am in awe! Great to meet a new sister!


HeARTworks said...

Hello Rhonda! What a lot of thoughtfulness you put into your piece! I love it! Yes, we do flit from blog to blog, don't we? Thank you for your much appreciated comment on my blog! I'm glad i found a new sister! Patsy from

Rebecca said...

Hello there Sista. So nice to meet you Rhonda! You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Amy A said...

This is great! Nice job of sneaking yourself into the collage :) Nice to meet you sister!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Hey from SE Georgia...about an hour give or take from the coast. Your creation is FABYOULOUS !
Oh my as I was scrolling down I saw the photo of your sweet Sheldon. He could be brother to our sweet Loki who also went to the Rainbow Bridge not long ago.Remember...
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Anitra Cameron said...

Wow. Your finished project is AWESOME. I just love it!

And I'm delighted to meet a new Sistah, and look forward to getting to know you!

Lululiz said...

I am in total awe of people like you, who can create such fabulous collages on the computer! You obviously put a lot of thought into it as well, with all the different components having special meanings. Its quite brilliant.

Dogmom Diva said...

Gee Rhonda, your image puts mine to shame are soo talented..How are you? Have a great week!


Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This is so cool..., and I love how you put yourself in there with the wings and all!!

Sierra said...

Nice work and I love the wings on your back, you are so creative!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Rhonda! Great to meet you, such a wonderful digital piece, over my head I'm afraid!
Your new sister Lynn

The Muse said...

LOL Brilliant!
Of course...I will support your group, alas, no Muse pics.
:( :(

I'll be the Blogger sister no one can remember what she looks like...LOL

Have fun!

Nelly said...

Hi from a fellow sorority sister from Pennsylvania. Flitting to check out your blog. Your creation is beautiful and love how symbolic you made it. Hope you come and visit my blog soon.


porter place cottage said...

Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Love your collage and seeing youin there also! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!

Sherry said...

Your creation is something I have no clue about how to make happen. It is a very creative project and I like the way your put your picture in. It is so nice to meet you.

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