Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mandolin

Music. It has the power to take you places and move you. It stirs up memories and can make you depressed. I studied piano as a child but did not have the patience to stick with it and that's okay. I expressed my love of music through dance ( San Francisco Ballet) for a while in early adulthood. I still love music but it has a different effect on me now than when I was younger. I find my taste is running towards quieter, more calming sounds. Music is not something I have to have turned on the minute I get into my car or come home or create art to. It used to be. Why that is I don't know. Maybe I am more comfortable with my own company and thoughts now. I have an ipod filled with all of my fav's and occasionally "escape" into a little dream world with it. This digital collage represents that dreamy place- a place where you can recall what was , what is and what could be. This is my entry for this weeks theme (Music) at The Three Muses.

37 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a gorgeous piece!! Love the texture and the color :)

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  2. I really like this Lori...such lovely rich colours and a definite dreamy quality.
    Linda x
    PS Thank you for your helpful and kind comments...I may try a poster!

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  3. Rich, elegant, dark, ethereal --- LOVELY!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  4. Solace, solitude, and mystery. These thoughts came to mind when I saw this lovely piece. Like you, I don't need music every minute of the day (or at least when I'm in the car) now days. I still prefer rock, but the quieter is nice, too. And the guitar in your piece looks like it would give just that. Simply acoustical, no added amplifier.

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  5. I like the dreamy place too. Music is soul food for me, it provides comfort and inspiration :)

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  6. I am going to have to come up with better words!! Your artwork just leaves me with no words to express how wonderful your artwork is!

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  7. Music is so healing, so vibrant...just the thing for whatever ails one. Your piece is so very expressive...beautiful! LynnF

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  8. ahhhh, look at the blending, you are the queen!! love the rich elegant colors.

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  9. Lori, your picture is superb - in my humble opinion quite the best you have ever done. I love the richness of colour, the textures, the mood you have achieved in your creative design. I also enjoyed your thoughts on music and how it affects your life. Sensational artwork.

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  10. I've enjoyed visiting your blog today. Your art is wonderful. :-)

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  11. Lori, this is really gorgeous I love the mood you've achieved in this work.

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  12. your work is wonderful Lori!!! I always sense a special feeling when I come here...I love this piece..wonderful work!!!

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  13. Your thoughts on music now are the same as mine, Lori! What a sensational piece, so dreamy, like the music you love now,

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  14. You share your talent and yourself so generously here, Lori. The art is exceptional, deep, rich, and powerful. Take a bow!

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  15. very beautiful..the title is perfect for this.

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  16. Really really gorgeous Lori.
    Fantastic layers. Love them.

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  17. fantastic Loro, love the dreamy feel of it and the colours are perfect fot this image!!

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  18. impressive composition again!!

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  19. Oh wow, look at the blending and the colours, absolutely perfect my dear Lori.

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  20. Another beautiful piece, Lori. Your art is always so rich and evocative; and here you've really captured the power of music to transport and transform us.

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  21. Beautifull dark, drama piece!

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  22. Wow!! What a mysterious piece of art!!!

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  23. You have a beautiful blog, Lori.
    I agree with you on music...I hear music playing in my head without my ipod...is that normal? Anyway, thanks for the visit, I am really glad we "met"
    xox, Lisa

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  24. That´s so fabulous ! So Dreamy and so Dark at the same time !

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  25. what a lovely dreamy collage. I used to listen to planet rock all the time, when I am in the gym or doing kickboxing I need loud music to motivate me but my fav music is just the bird song in the garden peace and stillness

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  26. Very nice.........and boy do I miss the bay area. Lived in Sausalito before moving out here.
    Most of my friends are in Fairfax, San Anselmo and Mill Valley.

    Cheers!

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  27. I would love to see what effect the music of EMusici would have on your artwork. The CD Sidhl is the one I'd love to have you purchase and play. Gypsy music for sure..it is soul wrenching.

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  28. your artwork is fabulous.....the richness of this color palette makes my mouth water! thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello.....it's great to meet you! :))))

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  29. It is amazing how our taste in music changes with age or event. I love the layers in this piece as they remind me of the many levels music touches our souls. Simply splendid!

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  30. Gorgeous piece and enjoyed your perspective on music in the editorial.

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  31. Gorgeous! As always. You are the mistress of layering :-)

    Must be a growing older thing, not needing to have music on constantly, however much you love it. Or it could be a reaction to the fact music gets overused - at supermarkets, on tv shows.

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  32. Love your dreamy place Lori, it invites me in and it is so true what you say about music ... how nice the SF Ballet experience sounds ... I confess ANYthing SF seems pretty terrific to me!
    oxo

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