Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Field Notes

I never turn down the opportunity to make "Mail" inspired art, so I went to work and made this digital entry for The Three Muses challenge this week. I continue to be inspired by Nick Bantock with his use of far away images, artistic stamps and odd but somehow related images juxtaposed with each other to make a whole. The background to this piece is from scrapbookgraphics ( colors altered with soft and multiply filters) overlayed with images from Dover, stamps from Provo Craft and Paper House Productions. I added ruled lines to give it a notepaper look. What fun!

45 comments:

  1. Lori - this is just fabulous! Love that you were inspired by Nick Bantock - his work is glorious!

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  2. I can see your inspiration in this beautiful piece, Lori. Once again, it "glows" with light and mystery. Love the way you've added those lines. Perfect! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. This looks like a treasure- map.
    Great!
    Have a great day
    Janine

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  4. Wow this is spectacular.
    Amazing design Lori. Big applause.

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  5. Woah! LOVE this! Love the colors and the textures and the elements and the.... Awesome :)

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  6. I love evrything in this one!
    val

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  7. Your art is amazing. Such wonderful images blended with color in such a perfect way.

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  8. I am in awe every time I visit your blog(O:

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  9. this is just wonderful Lori, very exotic!

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  10. Love the bird skeleton image, it fits so well into the overall picture.

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  11. That is lovely-and I love the way you have added the lines-it really nakes me want to use it to write on!

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  12. This is incredible! It's so deep and beautiful! Love your Flower Girl, too!

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  13. What a wonderful and exotic piece, Lori!

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  14. Your mail art has a feel of long times past, Lori, the big bird skeleton & do I spy a pterodactyl's wing? Another perfect piece from you again!

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  15. Dear Lori, You never cease to amaze me with your extremly amazing talent! I love this piece as I also love the work of Nick Bantock.... both of you are a total inspiration.
    Glenys

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  16. This one is really outstanding...love the colors and the way you blended it all together....

    I love doing digtal collage but right now they are kinda hit and miss....I can't always get then to blend to suit me...Your blog gives me a place to come for inspiration and encouragement.... Thanks

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  17. What a Bantockian delight, Lori! It smacks of faraway and mysterious. I love it. Thanks so much for joining in.

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  18. great piece! beautiful colors!

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  19. Lori..this is so wonderful! The first thought I had was this reminds me of Nick Bantock. you did an amazing job!

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  20. I have 7 of Nick Bantock's books, so needless to say, I love this! The bird skeleton is just perfect for it!

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  21. another magical and mysterious piece Lori!!! you are amazing !!! this one really looks neat!!

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  22. Beautiful! Love the richness and depth you have created.

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  23. This is just gorgeous... I just love your work... I think I have told you that once or twice before...lol... reminds me of a pirates treasure map....argh :)

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  24. Beautiful mail art Lori - you could give Nick a run for his money with this one!

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  25. Wonderful to get some interesting and beautiful mail,this is excellent!! Hugs, Gayle.

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  26. Great design and what a exotic piece.
    Love it.

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  27. Woo, that's so rich with colour and detail. You transported me to North Africa I think - one minute I was sitting at my desk, the next under a palm tree! I shall have to check out this artist you recommend.

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  28. i´m a fan of nick bantock, too and you mastered his style beautifully!!

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  29. what a gorgeous combination , beautiful bakground i love the addition of the bird

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  30. Your mail art this week Lori, reminds me of a vintage map and a long journey and far away places and it is sooooo beautiful. Bravo.

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  31. For me this is more than gorgeous! This is so beautiful made. Keep creating!!

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  32. Gorgeous, Lori. The colors just pop against the black background.

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  33. This is wonderful, Lori. We have used similar colours but our pieces are so very different! I love the skeleton of the bird.

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  34. I've been a-researching! Love Nick's work. Managed to find a couple of his books on Amazon's second hand service cheap so can't wait for them to arrive! (I'd already blown the art book budget this month!). I'll let you know what I think of them.

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  35. Lori, what a treasure this is. From the images to the colors and the Photoshop work.... just great.

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  36. that is wonderfully exotic, I almost expect an Edwardian gentleman explorer to take it off the page.EE

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  37. Bonjour Lori !
    Magnifique votre enveloppe de mail art ! Bravo pour les couleurs et les éléments que vous avez utilisés !
    Votre enveloppe me fait penser à l'atmosphère crée par Nick Bantock dont j'aime beaucoup les livres de correspondances !
    Encore Bravo !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  38. I love all the layers and colors, Lori. A beautiful piece!

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  39. Beautiful exotic creation, unique summerfeeling!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  40. I can see the Bantock influence, Lori, but you have added such magnificent textures, colours and depth which make your envelope a stunning piece of art. A standing ovation from me.

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  41. I'm so sorry I've been MIA here for several days. I had much to see and enjoyed catching up. I think you did Nick Bantock proud. In fact, I think he would be delighted by your lovely piece you made. This is stunning.

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