Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Words of Wisdom


This is my entry for this weeks challenge at The Three Muses "Word Salad". This passage is one of the Bodhisattvas (meditations) from Zen Buddhism . It alludes to meditation where one becomes still and shuts out distraction to find peace of mind. (Much easier said than done- but wonderful words nonetheless!)
To make this digital collage I scanned in batik fabrics and an image of Akshobhya (the unshakable one). I added artistic filters for a burn -out effect and the text digitally.

25 comments:

  1. The seemingly complex but endless repeating patterns of Batik is the perfect kind of fabric to have used with your chosen words...the serenity of the blues here quietly complements an image of quiet and contemplation..

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  2. Yaeh wow this is brilliant.
    Stunning design and love the quote.

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  3. Brilliant colours, Lori love the idea behind your entry!

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  4. very mystique , they have so many wise wordswe could learn a lot from

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  5. Brilliant colours and full of atmosphere. I love this one.

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  6. Wow Lori this is soooo impressive and what stunning effects you have achieved. Brilliant.

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  7. Beautiful thought for the day. Thanks x

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  8. I love the juxtaposition of everything you put together…
    A wonderful work of art..

    Louise

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  9. I agree, easier said than done! Your colors are vibrant and beautiful.

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  10. What a wonderful design, Lori and so clever using the colours.

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  11. Colours are fantastic! Such meaningful words.

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  12. Oh Lori~
    Once again, another magnificent piece!
    I just LOVE blogland & all that it opens me to.
    What you create is deep & beautiful & FUN also...

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  13. may be easier said than done
    but if we see it and hear it enough maybe it will stick
    looking at this piece everyday would definitley be an inspiration
    lovely!

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  14. Beautiful! It sends me peace... Thanks!

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  15. Wow, deepness !! Love your composition, its beautiful :)

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  16. Lori, you've managed to create a magnificent piece! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  17. This is wonderfully detailed and love the batik-like effect - lots of depth here!

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  18. Very powerful image! I like the contrast between peace and strength. I mean the colors are really powerful, but still the image is calm and peaceful, very talented work! I really love this.

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  19. Very serene..I love the feeling of batik and the thought of trying to accomplish this task!

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  20. I like what you've done here, Lori! It's a great mix of elements, and the colors are fascinating. The words are inspiring, too.

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  21. Lori, your work is very impressive! If only we could learn to listen more, and be more calm... You have used the batik elements very skillfully, and I love the intense blue colours that you have used.

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