Friday, January 21, 2011

day 11 ~ time and place

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, 
we must carry it with us or we find it not."  

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

music ~ The Ruse "Time and Place"
image ~ misha


  1. Just enjoying the journey, my friend.

    much gratitude to you ~

  2. It doesn't get any better, Misha. You begin with one of our finest thinkers, supply a great song so applicable, and pile on the visual beauty. You are building something to be very proud of when the year is finished, but I hope it is a languid easy-feeling beauty of a year.

  3. ahhhhhhhhhhhmazing!!! how did you do these? they look so perfect and fragile!

  4. This one took on a life of its own, Rick. Just when I thought it was finished (with that first tree only), it informed me otherwise. All of the pieces are in order of their evolution, with the final one being where it, at last, felt complete.

    This year is already off to a fine start and feels as if it will deliver that languid easy-feeling beauty.

    Happy Saturday ~:)

  5. So glad you enjoyed them, Amy!

    They began with that first photo I took at Krohn Conservatory of the condensation on the glass looking into The Orchid Room. I work with both Arcsoft Photo Studio and Photoshop, but because I know Arcsoft better, I tend to rely on it the most. These were done using that software's smudge tool, which I used for digitally painting the first tree. From there, I did quite a bit of "cloning" (all of the trees are copies of the first), some composites and some stitching. Basically, I think of it as a big magic hat and keep pulling things out until the piece(s) feel finished to me.

    Did that make any sense at all? :)

    Love your enthusiasm.


  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love these <3

  7. They look like beautful women.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy. They look like beautiful women to me, too. As they were born from a photo looking into an orchid garden, I suppose it all fits rather sweetly.