Sunday, February 6, 2011

Twilight Tales


This is my entry for this week's Take a Word challenge "Blackbird". My bird of choice is the Crow- cousin to Raven and quite the storyteller and trickster. Crow is often a dream symbol both day and night for me, and represents the guardian of the threshold of passing from the old to the new; bringing change but teaching us to not take the change so seriously as to miss its lessons. Imagery from Finecrafted designs, the vintage moth, and Digital whisper.

38 comments:

  1. This is so mystical and there is so much to see with all the shadows. I love how some of the shadows at the bottom are words, fabulous Lori!

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  2. Your crow is such a handsome fellow, they look like they know don't they?

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  3. Crow and Raven--a couple of my favorite birds!!Very nice piece with crow!

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  4. Oh yes, that is a real ravenpainting;0)
    I love the big black birds.
    I live in an old house beside the villages graveyard. There are a lot of huge old trees, and these trees are full of crow nests.
    I hear their crah crah every day. But I love it. The other birds may enjoy themeselfes in the south but the loyal ravenbirds stay. I am thankfull for that.
    Have a great day
    Janine

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  5. This is beautifully done, Lori. Crows fascinate me. Have you ever heard of the legend of the "crow funeral"? If not, check it out:
    http://www.aviannation.com/showthread.php?735-A-Crow-Funeral

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  6. Fantastic piece, great layering and colors. Learn and laugh is the best we can do, always...

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  7. I just knew you would do something great...love the perspective between the bird and the background and great colors...awesome again!!!

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  8. Beautifully presented. Terrific art piece.

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  9. Beautiful, Lori! Love the image of the crow :)

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  10. I love everything about this...the colors, the images, the story behind it. Beautiful job, Lori!

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  11. Brilliance, Lori, love your background effects, very mystical!

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  12. That's fantastic, love the mystical look.

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  13. you fully captured the mystery that is about ravens/crows! fantastic artwork!

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  14. This is beautiful, Lori. I love the contrast of the clearly defined, black crow and your subtle, beautiful coloured background.

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  15. Wonderful imagery, and always glad to see black birds (of any kind).

    Interesting point about the guardian of the threshold, over here (UK) the Blackbird is the keeper of the doors and the guide through them, he is sometimes called Druid Dubh - the Black Druid.

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  16. Lori, this is so beautiful. The softness of the background looks like a watercolor painting and is contrasted so well with the clear, sharp image of the bird. Just gorgeous.

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  17. This is fascinating Lori, the pale doorway in the background and your wonderful crow in the fore. Is he the guardian of the doorway I wonder.

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  18. Wow Lori this is very impressive.
    Amazing design. Magical.

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  19. Magnificently gorgeous..my most fave creature and spirit-friend!
    HUgs..oustanding and magical!
    Mega-sparkles to you and this beautiful creation!
    have a wonderful week Lori!!
    Victoria~

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  20. Always finding mystery and intrigue in your work Lori!!

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  21. The Blackbird is thinking of very special. Well done this is great.

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  22. I stop by your blog so often, and I fail to leave a comment because I am always left speechless...or, I feel so goofy for leaving the same "so gorgeous", "so awesome" comment. Your work is just so amazing Lori!!!

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  23. Your art for this challenge is breathtaking, Lori! I'm always delighted and amazed by your creativity. I agree with Ophelia, "awesome" is a shallow word to describe your work. Even a standing O doesn't seem to cover it, but I'm doing it anyway!

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  24. Lori, your crow collage is wonderful! It's beautiful and a bit mysterious - very fascinating, as well as your text about the crow. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  25. Lori, WOW your piece is gorgeous and with great colors, really creatively done.
    Anni

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  26. I love crows and I love what you did here! xxoo

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  27. A wonderfully creative collage, and I love your accompanying text. The perfect digital piece! xo

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  28. Spooky!and creative!!!!! I Love It

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  29. It's again an unique and fantastic collage. I'm every time astonished at your fanciful creations.
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  30. Crows abound in my part of the world. I like them for their own particular brand of beauty -shiny and majestic. Most people hate them for their raucous calls but they are part of my landscape and I'm glad they are here.
    Lori, your artpiece is simply amazing and I love the story you have woven around the bird.
    Sorry my comment is late this week.

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  31. Quelle atmosphère ! j'adore ! Bravo !

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