Tuesday, August 31, 2010

True Nature


The Three Muses challenged us to look at "Nature" this week and in this piece I decided to reflect upon the feminine essence of nature (Mother Nature) or the feminine face of God. I'm not an overly 'religious' person but like to think of myself as a 'spiritual' person- one who likes to embrace the deeper meanings of life, perhaps the magical /more natural essence of life and its cycles . Certainly true nature is balanced by the masculine more aggressive/ active part of the equation but it is the nuturing side that speaks to me right now. Imagery credits go to scrapbookgraphics, wikimedia, Dover books.

39 comments:

  1. Whoa! There must be a dozen layers in this lovely piece. I was especially impressed by the cracks on the face, which I felt told many stories. Wonderful art today (as always).

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  2. This is a beautiful piece...I love the magpies have them sailing all over my yard they are and endless source of entertainment.

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  3. Lori what can I say ????
    Yes this is again so beautiful.
    Love the nature quote on the side. This gives the creation pep. Wonderful as always. Love them.

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  4. Your interpretation of this week's theme is, once again, gorgeous, Lori! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  5. There are several 'nature' elements in this piece, together they make a beautiful, soft and feminine artwork :)

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  6. Oh wow Lori, your create some fab art pieces, just love them all. Annette x

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  7. Just lovely. Mother Nature--yes!

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  8. The placement of the birds with wings a flutter on each side at the figures eye view gives the piece a silent reminder to thank Mother Nature for her kindness even as the fall approaches and blooms are dying. Your art always has a message if not a book full of inspiring messages.

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  9. I love the starkness of the magpies against the subtlety of the other elements. That's just typical of magpies :D

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  10. What a wonderful piece, Lori!

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  11. My goodness me!! this is an amazing piece of work, Lori. You never cease to amaze me of your talent.
    thanks for the inspirations.
    glenys

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  12. i see her lovely face, fabulous transformation, love the subltelness!

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  13. Lori, your artwork is superb and this piece is exquisite. Not only are we able to enjoy your work. You always give us something to think about and maybe dig a little deeper than we are used to doing.
    I love your Mother Nature piece. Stunning work.

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  14. I always expect stunning work from you, Lori, and you never let your audience down! Bravo..this is wonderful work!

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  15. I feel peace when I look at this((O:

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  16. Wow, Lori, you've certainly the essence of nature here, truly beautiful!

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  17. holy smokes!!!I think this is another one of my favorites Lori!!! wow!!! this is beautiful!!!

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  18. it is divine... i love the soaring magpies...

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  19. simply terrific!!! great digital blending effects!!! (have to learn this method - looks sooo great. :-)

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  20. Lori, this is stunning. She certainly is Mother Nature.

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  21. Oh this is beautiful. A lot of work and many layers but the finished result is a delight.xx

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  22. Lori, such a wonderful and mysterious work. Love the little bird.

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  23. STUNNING art as always Lori...you are sooo talented ...I love layers and I can't do digital art, and your art work always inspires me....stay happy...

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  24. I'm always excited when I open your blog in anticipation of how you will express each challenge. This is almost an optical illusion. I was taken at first with the beautiful birds, and it was only after a bit the face appeared to me. What a wonderful piece of artistic legerdemain! Standing O from me!

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  25. Lori, you are the absolute Queen of layers my friend. This is nothing less that exquisite and stunning to boot. I love it.

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  26. Love this layered creation Lori, just beautiful!

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  27. It is so great, real amazing. I just started to create card art. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.

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  28. Gorgeous, Lori. The work that went into this piece shows a lot of talent with the digital crafting. I love the colors and the softness of the face.

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  29. Lori, your Nature collage is absolutely beautiful, with Mother Nature's kind face on the background. What you wrote about Nature was very interesting and very true - and I think that spending time in the nature does make us spiritual in a very good way. Thank you for your thoughts!

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  30. Toujours très beau Lori ! Bravo !

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  31. A truly beautiful piece of art, Lori. I think it is always good to remind ourselves that God can be feminine as well as masculine.

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  32. Hi Lori,

    I always enjoy looking around any time I visit your blog, so much beautiful art to see! This piece fits the bill, really lovely, as are your sentiments. I enjoyed them both, thanks for sharing!

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