Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Queen Bee


This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is 'Victorian'. Who better to represent this period than Queen Victoria herself with a little enchantment added to her regal pose. Image from Wikimedia, background and film clipping from deviantartscraps and Scrapbookgraphics (Ztampf), bees from Dover. Opacity reduced with soft light and multiply filters added in Photoshop.
I'm excited because with this post I finally figured out how to increase the size of my photos in my posts. For me I went to edit posts and simply clicked on the photo and some little sizers popped up and you just increase the length or width as you want. There is also a new post editor that is available and I will probably switch to that soon as well to figure out how to get rid of the border . (It has a new feature on increasing size). Anyway I'm sure most people knew this already (I'm a computer dummy) but for those who don't just give it a try. It's cool.

33 comments:

  1. Wow..fabulous presence..gorgeous energy sparking in this one..you are super talented!!
    Love it! Powerful!

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  2. Wow, those wings look like they were always there, FABULOUS!

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  3. I´m a big fan from queen Victoria. Your time is my favorite time in history. I´m a history teacher and your work is brilliant. Love the wings you´ve given her. Brilliant Lori.

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  4. This is wonderful!!! Seems every foto I have ever seen of Queen Vicky...she always looks so unhappy...like something is really bothering her. Have you ever seen a foto of her smiling?
    i love the fact that you used her for this challenge.....great idea.

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  5. What a fabulous depiction of a "Queen Bee" This was very clever of you. Glad you figured out how to enlarge. Such fun.

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  6. Congratulations Lori you even managed to make old Victoria look lovely...she rocks, you couldn't have chosen a better subject.
    I tried out the new post editor but it quit working on some of us so Blogspot said to switch back to the old one for awhile until they got the bugs worked out....I'm glad I'm not the only computer dummy...it seems like I just get things figured out and they go and change them again grrrr.

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  7. She always looks so sad doesn't she? Though I think that's a lot to do with the way they posed in those days - they didn't often smile at the camera with a cheesy grin like we do these days! Lovely take! We call my boss Queen B!

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  8. Oh, Lori, this is lovely. Even with the wings and whimsy, She still looks every inch a queen.
    I understand that the sadness she showed for much of her older years was due to the death of her husband. She never stopped mourning for him and almost always wore black in his memory.

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  9. lori, i never get tired of looking at your masterpieces! i love the way you blend the images together. I see we used the same beautiful image of Queen Victoria!

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  10. Stunning!! I love how beautifully you've portrayed her, Lori!

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  11. Doesn't she look gorgeous with her butterfly wings, Lori, we've used the same image i see, another great piece!

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  12. Stunning, Lori! Thanks for the tip on sizing!

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  13. If I ever find your well of inspiration, I'm going to bottle me some! Week after week you come up with stunning pieces of art. Well done!

    I tried the post editor, by the way, and when I selected the larger size it cut off the right side of my pieces! I'm back to the old again.

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  14. Queen Victoria is making her presence shown well in this challenge. Excellent artwork!

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  15. Queen Victoria was quite a lady to say the very least and she appears to be so regal in your work. Awesome. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  16. Whow...this is so brilliant. Love what you have done with it. Great!!!

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  17. Lori this piece is gorgeous! Fabulous work.xx

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  18. Awww, poor old Queenie, no wonder she's sad, she lost the love of her life when her handsome prince died! I love what you did Lori. Brilliant.

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  19. I am so amazed what a gorgeous picture this is after adding all the background colors and bees. And about the enlarging the size, I'm not even sure I understand what you mean, but I'm going to copy your instructions to try it out. Thanks.

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  20. Gorgeous work lori,loving those wings!!

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  21. Oh, this is fabulous, Lori. A great concept and wonderful art!

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  22. so regal, she could do with a bit of cheering up love teh wings

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  23. Wonderful portrait of queen Victoria! You have created a fantastic texture with all those colours and scratches, and adding the wings is a super idea - I'm sure the queen had her whimsical side as well.

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  24. Beautiful portrait of the Queen. Brilliantly colored with the background, I like this picture a lot.

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  25. Gorgeous, so regal!
    Love the colors!!!

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  26. Sorry for being very late with my comments this week, Lori. Your scrumptious Queen Victoria is worth waiting for. I think you have managed to do the impossible which is add colour and vibrancy to her stern image. Great work.

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