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This is a special Art Journal created for the 100 themes Challenge at Digital Whisper. We have been given 100 different themes to inspire and create digital collage art over the course of a year. All of my art is created in Photoshop Elements 7 and is made using personal photos, stock photos, copyfree and digital kit imagery. All sources will be noted in the post. Please enjoy and watch this journal grow!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mementos


This is my entry for theme #77 (Past Days) at digital-whisper. I wanted to recreate the feeling I use to have when I was young and would go through old photos, newspaper clippings and letters that my Grandmother had- it all seemed so mysterious and ancient and like pieces of a puzzle that needed to be assembled. Sadly my Mother and Grandmother were not great at keeping these clippings and most are lost now. But I can and do keep albums and mementos for my son of our life and significant events and have tried to instill a sense of history and family for him and his future family. Imagery credits go to Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics, e-vint.com and Christine Renee.

12 comments:

  1. A beautiful collection of memories. It's so easy to lose all the bits of the past if we are not careful. I love this little dancer.

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  2. Oh Lori-I love this-the ballerina is just wonderful on that background!

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  3. Beautifully representative of those bits and pieces that are lost over time or remain unidentified. The black and white lends itself well to the overall effect. Well done!

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  4. Wonderful layering and depth Lori...it looks like you could walk around in it...excellent!!

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  5. Wow...Fabulous and wonderfully enchanting...so gorgeous..I loved your story...how magical! This piece is truly beautiful and heart warming...i adore your creations!

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  6. Lovely. It has an old world charm & mystery to it.

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  7. beautiful world full of mystery!

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  8. I love the monochrome look of this - beautiful xx

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  9. Lori, you take me back to similar times so well that I can smell the dust and feel the crackly paper and see the faded photographs. My aunt had a shed in her backyard that was full of memorabilia but the prize item was a very old gramophone with a stack of ancient 78 records. She allowed me to wind it up and showed me how to insert a new needle. I can still remember the old songs it played.
    Beautiful, touching artwork.

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  10. Lori, you have wonderfully presented this difficult theme.. old memorabilia has a special place in everyone's life.

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  11. I'm getting repetitious in my comments on your blog, but this piece captures the theme beautifully!

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  12. I love this piece. In fact I'm in love with all your pieces Lori. I'm still enjoying my browse. She's such a pretty little girl image. beautiful! xx

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