Saturday, January 9, 2010

Secret Garden Window


This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is "windows". This is a digital postcard I made from a scanned photo I took of a stained glass window that we built into our home in Mill Valley many years ago. When we sold the house the window stayed of course but I have always missed it. It was a vintage window from England- we could barely afford it but it was very special with a lot of clear light and beautiful panels. The image is from Dover and I wanted to create a little mystery -looking from the outside in.

52 comments:

  1. It does look mysterious-and pretty. I love stained glass and like it when it is in houses-especially victorian and 1930s types.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful - delightful!

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  3. This has such a haunting, beautiful look.

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  4. I think it's lovely that although you don't have the physical window anymore, you're still using it in your art - rather like having an old friend pop round for tea! You definitely captured some mystery with this.

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  5. This is a beautiful effect, Lori. I would have hated to lose a window like that. It looks like it was awesome! I love this piece!

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  6. I can imagine how hard it was to leave that most beautiful window behind.
    Your artpiece is exquisite, Lori. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  7. Stunning, Lori, you have created just the effect you wanted - perfect - I think I say that every time I see your work!!!

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  8. What a beautiful piece, Lori. Your blending is perfect, and the story of the window makes it all the more special.

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  9. This if fabulous, Lori, what a fabulous window. You were wise to take a photo. We Restored a turn-of-the-century years ago, with stained glass and lead windows but I didn't have the forethought you had...my loss..I will enjoy yours, okay? Love your postcard and the image you chose to use is perfect. Hugs, Gayle.

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  10. A big applause for your wonderful work.
    Incredible. Love them.

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  11. Lori this is absolutely gorgeous - thanks for sharing the story of your window too. So great that you thought to take photos so you could remember it in your work.

    Cindy :)

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  12. Stunning work Lori. A sense of yearning there. Very evocative.

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  13. This piece is just brilliant, Lori !

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  14. GORGEOUS and STUNNING digital playing!!! love how it's turn out.

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  15. What a clever idea, usng the whole canvas as the window. It's fabulous.

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  16. Wow Lori, what a wonderful piece of art!! love the colours, textures and the mysterious feeling to your piece!!

    Linda

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  17. Lovely card and great technique. The window is beautiful!!!

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  18. Oh wow Lori, just look at those layers. Absolutely awesome my friend.

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  19. Wonderful digital work. Looks great.

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  20. This is so cool! Very mysterious. Your window is gorgeous, it must have been hard to leave it behind. Another fabulous piece, Lori, cheers!

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  21. Lori your digital postcard is very beautiful.

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  22. what a beautiful dreamy postcard. Love it

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  23. Lori you are on fire, this is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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  24. Gorgeous! It has something mysterious about it.

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  25. love this window art. We went to a party last January and it was in a big old house with these type of windows in her porch..gorgeous arent they

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  26. okay
    i am terribly behind in vists
    you have been BUSY!
    this piece (as in all the others)
    is a fabulous concept of them!

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  27. This is so beautiful! So sorry you had to leave behind such a treasure:(
    XXX
    Becky

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  28. This is so beautiful, I bet the new owners love that window.
    Elaine

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  29. stunning and haunting at same time! WOW!

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  30. Really lovely postcard, very atmospheric. I had a fireplace like your window, that I loved but had to leave behind. Unfortunately I never took a photo of it.

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  31. Absolutely hypnotic, Lori. I don't know how you ever left that window behind!

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  32. Fantastic Lori! Its a lovely design and very dreamy!

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  33. oh my goodness!!! this is lovely Lori...your work is always a little mysterious...and always evokes a mood....I love this piece...

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  34. This is absolutely stunning! Love the whole layout.

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  35. AMAZING... I need to get to work and learn how to do all that transparency technique :)

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  36. beautiful! she is so mysterious!!

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