Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Threshold

Time stands still
hovers
holds it's breath
at the threshold
awaiting your move...
This is my entry for The Three Muses Challenge this week where "Doors " is the theme. I am always intrigued by the symbolism of doors, a passage to who knows- something better, something worse. We often stand at the threshold of change wondering whether to pass through or stay where we are comfortable or safe. Should we knock or boldly step through to a new level of experience. This digital piece uses an image from Magic Moonlight Free Images that to me expresses someone who shows a bit of hesitancy , someone caught between dream and reality. Her mirror image reflecting a merging or moving on to what awaits her on the other side of the door. The doorway is enlarged from an Artchix image, blended with botanical overlays and text all blended and layered in Photoshop.

39 comments:

  1. Oh well, that is BEAUTIFUL!

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  2. Oh so beautiful! Love your perfect blending.xx

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  3. So romantic, Lori! These piece really tells a wonderful story! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  4. This is just amazing, I too am intrigued by doors. Well done!

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  5. Lori this one is very thought provoking. Should I enter? should I wait? It's almost like a turning point. Beautiful, inspiring and illuminating.

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  6. A wonderful, romantic image Lori...I really like this. Thank you for the link.
    x

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  7. Fantastic, there's something ethereal about this piece :)

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  8. Oh Lori what can I say ???
    So beautiful layering and magical design. Love them.

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  9. Very beautiful, as always, and very well composed :)

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  10. How beautiful this is. I feel sadness and hope at the same time, amazing Lori. I listen to Enigma now and just stare at this.

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  11. Lori, this is a beautiful piece....looks magical...and I love that you tell the story about her...makes it very interesting...

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  12. So gorgeous Lori, love it. Annette x

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  13. Beautiful and inspiring..I am enchanted with your gorgeous creation..I feel myself flowing with the journey of your magcial words!! so lovely to meet a fellow artist..i love your work!
    Have a sparkling day!

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  14. Lori, your skill with words equals your artistic skill. Your comments that accompany this strikingly beautiful piece are so well-written. APPLAUSE

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  15. Hi Lori,
    this is absolutely beautiful. TFS.
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  16. Lori, if you ever give up your "day job" as an artist, you can take up writing, professionally!! Your picture is magnificent, full of mystery and questions and beauty. Your writing is wonderful. A huge standing ovation from me.

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  17. Beautiful, and so ingriguing. Love it.

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  18. you always take my breath away!!! wonderful work Lori!!!

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  19. I love this work. I enjoyed your thoughts on doors. I love it that there is hesitancy. It speaks the truth.
    Excellent thoughts. Excellent imagery.
    Amy

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  20. What a beautiful piece you did! I love the way you use layers. It feels like a dream !

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  21. So well done Lori - I'd swear it's not digital and the layering is something you've perfected~!

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  22. You've certainly created a real mystical atmosphere in your piece this week, Lori, incredible art!

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  23. Very beautiful!! and thank you for the link to magic moonlight!

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  24. i always love to come to your blog... i know i will see something very special!

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  25. Amazing. I can feel the excitement and anticipation of this piece.

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  26. Love this piece....thanks for visiting my blog...it helped me find YOUR blog...great work...will visit more often too:)

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  27. Lori, your words are almost as beguiling as your picture which is thought provoking and exquisite.

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  28. Yes Lori!!! To answer your question!! Of course, I'll add you right now.

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  29. Oh my, Lori! Beautiful image AND words!

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  30. How hauntingly beautiful! I love the rich colours.

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  31. This is beautiful and ethereal Lori!

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  32. Ohhh..this is sooo ... mystical and beautiful. I want to tell much more about this, but I can't tell about it in English.

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