Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspire Me Thursday - 'Dark'

'earthbound'

recent experiment manipulating photos/layers in Photoshop,
trying to achieve a bit of a 'dark' theme, at least for me...

i've been a silent observer the last few weeks, trying to find the calm
in my inner 'storm', it's always been there but sometimes i need
a quiet compass to find it...there's a certain delicious comfort in that
place of stillness, don't you think?

asking lots of questions and listening, always listening....

warming my fingers around hot mugs of pumpkin spice coffee...

reading novels, classic art books, watching 'Ghost Whisperer'
(which inspired the digital piece above)
i'm intrigued by all things spirit, magical and spooky this week...
* * *
hoping to visit y'all real soon. until then,
be well and be inspired...

12 comments:

Jennifer White said...

LAURA! This has to be one of my favorite pieces that you've done...there is just so much that I find appealing to look at. (that sounded weird, didn't it...you get what I mean, right?)

Haunting, but I see happiness here...the birds, if you tilt your head to the left it kind of forms a heart don't you think? Okay, an wonky heart at that.

I must agree about the stillness. I find that there are times when I just sit and am still in my thoughts w/out action. I do love the time to contemplate...and am so happy that you are finding that time as well....xoxox

studio lolo said...

I think I'm exactly in the place you've been trying to come out of.

I love the images you've been posting. The magazine hands that you turned into the most amazing piece of art that is now your header...wow! The Fall-ing photo and this new digital collage, just stunning.
Whatever you're working through it's coming through lovely in your work.

The recent move (this weekend) has put me a bit over the edge. I feel like I don't know what happened to my life or the person I used to be.
Here I sit with tons of boxes having to do it all over again.
This too shall pass.

I hope your spirits are lifting you up once again.

Big hugs,
Laurel

misty said...

wow. amazing piece. i love the life in it... and see an embryo in the clouds protected by the birds. so very beautiful.

take care dear... it's a special treat to find this post today.

Patti said...

Please don't stay away too long... I understand the need to journey inward and I hope it's just what you need.
Looking forward to more....

PeregrineBlue said...

you always leave suck kind, warm words on my blog Laura. your newest painting of the hands is amazing. reminds me of the techniques Susan taught us but which I have never quite been able to master. have been wanting to try again but "leaving soon on a jet plane" so will carry an art bag with me on my adventure. will post some pics as i journey and, ofcourse, your memory will pop up as i take it all in.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Earthbound is extremely moving...I'm loving this!!

I understand needing quiet, to needing to listen and to finding that inner voice and really being able to "hear" it.

And cups of pumpkin spice coffee...mmmm...me too!! Just love it! :)

OceanDreams said...

Hi Laura, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great Halloween. Did you end up switching your costume to a pirate? Ghost Whisperer...I haven't seen that film in such a long time, hope you enjoyed it!

beth said...

wow...this photo/piece is amazing....haunting yet calming at the same time....

fabulous !

ellie said...

oh, this is very very cool....ethereal...spooky, even....nicely done! I like it!

Farik Osman said...

This is pretty haunting actually. But great illustration there!

ValGalArt said...

Hi Laura! I love your new header!!! Your art is so uplifting and beautiful :) I can let you know when my next giveaway is if you would like, I know these giveaways are a little out of character for my blog but I am on my 4th year of blogging and I wanted to give something to my readers that would help them with their business and be useful.

Kirsten said...

This is wonderful! And I must admit, that on seeing this the first time before reading your post, I immediately thought of Ghost Whisperer. Well done!