Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Maidenhair


As I write this post, the first storm has hit us here on the coast of California bringing lots of (needed) rain but wow this is more like the middle of January! It is however cozy and conducive to making some art. This is my entry for this week's challenge at The Three Muses - ( Hair). I made a digital collage using a face image from (Dover), assorted snips of artist paper and my maiden's hair is made from some antique fern images that I cropped, colored and arranged . Organic hairstyling! I added gradient filters for a "mossy" feel to the piece.

35 comments:

  1. She's beautiful & the fern in her hair gives her a magical feel! Great job Lori, I'm here in SO CAL & were getting our storm today too. Very rainy & foggy & misty, A fun day to stay home & play!! :)

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  2. gorgeous collage! the hair is fantastic!

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  3. I hope that every one will ENLARGE it lori !!
    I realy like this style and it was (again) very interesting for me to read HOW you've made this entrie.
    A great take on this theme and magnificent done !!

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  4. So very beautiful, Lori....what a creative lady you are...awesome work as always. Hugs, Gayle.

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  5. lori, you always amaze me with your entries. i think the way you created her hair is so cool! AND i saw on the news tonight about the rain in calif. and the sudden mud slides. may you be safe from harm!

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  6. Wow, Lori, you've created some fantastic & interesting effects here!
    Hope everything is OK with you in the storm.

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  7. Love it Lori... I looked closely to see what you had used for her hair! Cleverly done (as usual!)

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  8. So clever and so beautiful Lori!

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  9. Very very beautiful! Love the colors and the organic hair is a great idea!

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  10. Love your maid, it's gorgeous :)

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  11. O What a great hair you made!!! I enlarged the piece and I the way you've placed the fern is fabulous! Looks like she has a crown!

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  12. This is wonderful!!!! what a great piece...

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  13. Wow, Lori - your piece is so beautiful, and really stunning when enlarged! You are very clever working with digital collage.

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  14. Clever, creative and so out of the box wonderful! She's magnificent, Lori, and so elegant. BRAVO! Hugs, Terri

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  15. Wow, what a gorgeous piece, Lori. Love how you treated this theme...very creative. LynnF

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  16. There's something very cosy about creating in a storm. I love your maidenhair fern. Is it fern with a maiden's face or maiden's face with fern for hair?? Whatever... it's really rather lovely.

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  17. I love this,the hair looks fantastic!!

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  18. this is beautiful, it should be made into fabric

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  19. Lovely! happy that you have rain...

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  20. Wow! Very organic and mysterious ...the muse of the rain perhaps?

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  21. This is very creative :) love your work.

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  22. This is beautiful,love it Lori.
    Really enjoyed your blog, very artful.
    Hugs, Laura.

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  23. This is so beautiful. The lady with her ferny hair is stunning and the title you have given your picture is inspired. Wonderful artwork.

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  24. I am almost lost for words with this one. It .... is .... superb my friend.

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  25. Glad I saw the tip re enlarging - this looks fabulous up close. Great title, too!
    juno
    xx
    Juno's Place

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  26. I love the intricacy of this design. You are quite a talented lady, Lori!

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  27. Your work, as always, is beautiful. This one is really fine.

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  28. awesome~!!~ the hair must have taken forever and it's so wonderful~!!~ love the idea of using fern leaves . . .

    :)
    libbyQ

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