Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Book Of Shadows

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is "Magic". A Book of Shadows is a magical compendium of spells and charms that is passed on from generation to generation. Part herbal lore, part myth with a mixture of science and nature - a journal of observations and beliefs. My spell caster is from (e-vint.com), book is clip art from (Stampington)- I added old script and gradient hues. Postal stamps from (Provo craft) and raven image is from (Dover).

29 comments:

  1. This IS magcal--and fascinating. I love the symbolism in all of your work, but the magical and mystical pieces are my favorites. This is so deep and rich.

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  2. Yes Lori this is magic.
    So wonderful interpretation. Loev this one.

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  3. I love this - it is so pretty. Im inspired to Try to create a digital image, however, I need special software dont I?
    Am I able to do something like this with the software that came installed on my MacBook? I think it's called iPhoto - presumably that is Not what you use.
    Suggestions that won't break the bank? I am loathe to pay a jillion dollars for Adobe Photoshop.
    Any advice is welcome because I really want to try out digital collages!
    Amy

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  4. I love it! It is deliciously creepy in a beautiful way.

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  5. wow! this is a gorgeous piece! totally mystical and magical ... i'm drawn in ...

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  6. I can hear the hum of chanting. smell the scent of burning incense and see the flickering candlelight. Soooo mystical and marvelous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. This is absolutely stunning work!!

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  8. Lori, I love this it is so full of atmosphere and of course your blending is superb as always. Totally stunning.

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  9. Wonderful collage--she looks like she is concentrating hard on casting a spell of some kind!!

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  10. I love all of your work and your magic, mystical pieces really speak to me. This one is special. I find the history of the Book of Shadows fascinating. Your piece is very rich. Not only with the layers of color and images, but with the story, as well. Beautifully done!

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  11. Wonderful work Lori. It captures the essence of a BoS perfectly.

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  12. Lori, such emotion in this one! She speaks of life itself.

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  13. Lori, as always this is fantastic! Your work has so much depth. Love the images you've used and the way you've used them.

    Cindy :)

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  14. Really love this one, Lori. I just had to stop by for a second and admire your latest digital creation.

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  15. Amazing card, Lori, you never disappoint!!

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  16. Fabulous as are all of your art pieces, Lori. This is so excellent!

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  17. brilliant digital playing!!!
    what a burst of inspiration!

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  18. I am totally enchanted by the idea of such a book. I know so little about other-worldly things. Lori, your card is superb, so beautifully designed and executed. Perfection.

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  19. Lusciously layered Lori - gorgeously deep and rich, as usual! I have seen several BoS's in the Museum of Witchcraft too!

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  20. Absolutly magical,
    absolutly enchanted,
    absolutly beautiful
    cheers
    Janine

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  21. Gorgeous Postcard!!! Interesting story too.

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  22. I love the colours and the depth you have created, Lori, with your layering.

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  23. Stunning postcard; love all the layers.

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  24. Gosh - what a beautiful card!
    Truely magical!
    Kx

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  25. Beyond wonderful my friend! BRAVO!

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