Friday, April 9, 2010

Fable


This has been a heavy week for me with taxes , bookkeeping, rental contracts (all the things that really bog me down). So I wanted to lighten things up and played around with some fun images and created this digital piece which borrows from the fable "The Peacock and the Crane". I really never know what will happen when I throw a combination of images and elements together and mix them up in Photoshop. The magic that happens is what I really like about digital art. Not everything works out for sure, but the unpredictability (the complete opposite of bookwork ) thrills me. I'm sure many digital artists have a total plan in mind (plus they also know the program a whole lot better than I do) and execute their piece with skill and intention. But for me the really creative aspect is not knowing what will happen. The spontaneity brings me peace.

19 comments:

  1. I love what you have done....what a nice getaway from all of the "life" stuff. Your work is amazing. And I agree....spontaneity does bring peace to me as well!

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  2. wow!! what a beautiful piece!! i don't design as well ... it never ends up like the designs anyway :) spontaneity and evolution ... that's most exciting!

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  3. Came to see your blackbirds Lori Saul, but this one really took my eye... always love to see your work
    Frankie
    xx

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  4. Peace like a divine order that is, no matter what.
    Sometimes I go for a walk in the ravine with the little square view finder. I can hold it up or down anywhere and see that nature has a perfect composition at all times,everywhere.

    Wonderful Lori.

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  5. Once again, Lori, you've created a beautiful piece - it looks as though it's hand painted! Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  6. This is so beautiful.
    I absolutely know what you mean about the "magic" in the Photoshop program. It's so exciting to see what comes out of the mix--every time.

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  7. I think there's a certain charm about sitting down for a bit and 'digitally doodling', if you will...

    it's not so much about the end result, although it is wonderful, but I think it's really the process you enjoy! great work...

    love coming by to see what you come up with!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  8. Por tu maravilloso trabajo, te he dejado un premio, pasate por mi blog.
    Besitos

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  9. It's interesting, when I first viewed your collage, I did not see the crane..then, after examining the whole, the crane mysteriously appeared. I wonder if I would have seen it at all had you not told of it in your description. I was focased on the woman I guess. I do love this piece though.

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  10. Lori--as always--just beautiful!

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  11. I think you underestimate your digital artistic skills, Lori. Just look at the number of posts you get from people telling you how good your art is. It really is super.

    And, like you, I've been bogged down with taxes and paperwork this week, too. For me, it's fun to get paint on my fingers after toiling over paperwork that I'm not allowed to paint on.

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  12. Quelle réussite Lori ! votre collage me plait beaucoup ! les surprises de photoshop , sont toujours interessantes !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  13. It was thrilling to read about how you do what you do and that so much of it is unpredictable. You must have a magic touch because your work is so amazing that it looks like anything BUT chance. The intricacy of all your art, and this piece, in particular, is hypnotic!

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  14. Its a gorgeous piece of work my friend truly gorgeous
    Hugs June xxxxx

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  15. Lori, I LOVE this! I'd like to start doing some digital art and have made some feeble attempts at acquainting myself with our paint program. My daughter is the resident digital artist/photographer and she's given me little hints about cutting/pasting/resizing, but I really just need to spend a day playing. At any rate, this piece is exquisite!

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