Monday, February 15, 2010

Old Medicine

This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge where this beautiful image was provided along with the prompt "Misty". I saw in this photo a proud native man who in the early morning mist remembers the"old ways" of the medicine wheel of his people. I used a vintage Native American shield cover with symbols and figures as the background, added the image of the Hawk (from my journal pages) and a personal photo (waterfall) to create the mists. Added artistic brushes in Photoshop.

24 comments:

  1. I've been scrolling back and forward between this one and Mardi Gras - they are both fantastic!!

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  2. What a beautiful and evocative image. Your pieces are always so thoughtful

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  3. I really like the feel of your piece....it's just beautiful. All those elements really make it so special!
    Jan
    xoxo

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  4. wonderful collage ! and your background is really beautiful :-)

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  5. Oh, this is stunning! What a beautiful, unique piece! Kristin xo

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  6. Fantastic idea and fantastic collage! This really is a tribute to this wonderful, proud native man.

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  7. Lori my friend, you have outdone yourself on this one! AMAZING! - Kris

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  8. Fantastic imagery as always. I'm not the world's greatest fan of digital work, but you do it so well I can't help but like it :D

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  9. This is a very inspirational piece of work....well done.

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  10. This is fantastic and your Mardi Gras piece is just as stunning! xxoo

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  11. What a beautiful and moving piece.

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  12. Love your use of the medicine wheel in the background.

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  13. This is so beautiful ~ love all the details! And by the way, your banner is fabulous!!!

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  14. Lori, I love your take on this picture. It is simply beautiful with a thoughtful and respecful insight. I always enjoy - and get a lot out of - the words which accompany your artwork.
    Superb!

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  15. Very interesting use of imagery and elements--I really like this!

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  16. I love the shield cover in background !

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  17. Wow, what an impressive collage you made, Lori! Your collage is like a story itself, fantastic.

    Thank you for participating in our challenge!

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  18. A fantastic idea and a very beautiful picture, peaceful!

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  19. great theme and gorgeous effects.

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