Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter's Journey


This is my entry for the 4x4 Friday challenge where the theme is "snow" this week. Imagery credits go to Holliewood at deviantart scraps, Dover books, and wikimedia ( for snowflakes). Soft and gradient filters used for effects.
It is getting cold outside, I'm bundling up and have built some hearth fires recently. We don't get much snow here on the California coast, mainly rain. But Mount Tamalpais (our sacred mountain) here does gets dusted from time to time bringing great beauty. I am ready to welcome winter now; to go inside, to dream, to prepare for the turning of the wheel again. A time to reflect on the passed year and prepare for a time of stillness. A time to enter Winter's journey.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful Lori.
    Fantastic interpretation. I love the layering.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

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  2. Gorgeous dear Lori. Wonderful art as always.
    Love your thoughts on winter.
    Hugs xx

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  3. What a lovely piece, so evokes the coming Winter.
    I actually have a print of that figure (by Danish artist Kay Nielsen) on the wall in my hallway!

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  4. What a rich and evocative piece! The figure is so majestic, and the colors make me cold just looking at them!

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  5. AWesome Lori...love the winteresque energy..gorgeous!

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  6. A wonderful winter journey, it is fast approaching. Your preparations for this season sound delightful and very inviting especial as it is very hot here, I dream of the cooler weather....

    Have a warm and snug weekend my friend. xxx

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  7. I was actually blown away by the detail in this piece when I clicked to enlarge it. I spent a lot of time examining it, and noticed how much the background looks like falling snow. Not only that, the directionality of the "flakes" shows why the skier is having a difficult time facing into the wind. What a superb piece that deserves many views.

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  8. Beautiful piece, Lori. The blue is a perfect cool Winter shade. Like you, I welcome the season. We DO get a lot of snow here (Indiana) and the cold weather is beginning to settle in. I love the frozen feel to your piece. Perfection!

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  9. your winter piece is just a great take on the theme!

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  10. Gorgeous snow piece, Lori. Love the blue!

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  11. Lori, this is a very dramatic piece! Your digital work is awesome, to say the least!

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  12. So beautifully said.."Our winters journey" That really is what we do..your image is spectacular. I am getting cold just looking at it! LOL

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  13. Playing catchup on here, and I've missed some wonderful pieces (sorry).

    This is stunning, and that figure has to be Skaði, Norse goddess of winter, hunting and skiing :)

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  14. wow, how cool is this ? It looks fantastic.

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  15. ooo i LOVE this!! warrior woman, freya?? a magnificent representation of winter...

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