Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Love Will Keep Us Alive - Banner Change, Postcard and New Digital Collage

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Love Will Keep Us Alive 20 x 28 inches - Digital
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Today I decided to take some time away from blog designing for others and create a sustained digital collage. I began early this morning and so it took me a full day to create this piece. Because I decided I wanted it to have the pixels that would allow it to be printed large (300 dpi and 20 x 28 inches) this also adds to it being a very lengthy process. I went through four different layering processes for a total of over 78 separate images to get to the final work below and also a new banner. I couldn't believe my eyes a few weeks ago when I came across another digital collage I had posted here that was up on a site from Indonesia. So, that's why the watermarks are on the one above. (It's also how I decided to make the collage into a blog header!) During the day, I kept returning to a song in my head "Love Will Keep Us Alive" by The Eagles. It wasn't long before the lyrics and the image began to merge. Here are the lyrics - I was standing All alone against the world outside You were searching For a place to hide Lost and lonely Now you've given me the will to survive When we're hungry...love will keep us alive Don't you worry Sometimes you've just gotta let it ride The world is changing Right before your eyes Now I've found you There's no more emptiness inside When we're hungry...love will keep us alive I would die for you Climb the highest mountain Baby, there's nothing I wouldn't do I was standing All alone against the world outside You were searching For a place to hide Lost and lonely Now you've given me the will to survive When we're hungry...love will keep us alive

Here's the postcard which is close to the collage with the addition of a few mail art elements:

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5 comments:

Marilyn said...

It's really discouraging to find your work on someone else's website or blog. To think you spent all that time to come up with that beautiful image. I cannot even imagine all that time and labor, but it shows. Beautiful collage! Thanks for sharing what it took to do that look. I would never have any idea of the work involved.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I can see what kept you entertained yesterday! Beautiful collage....

Bea said...

I think it's amazing that you even ran across that other blog and saw your work. BUT, that said, I'm glad you did and put in the water marks. It's a shame when someone does that.
This new work is absolutely stunning. I find myself just staring at it. Coming back to look at it again. Just beautiful. :)Bea

Seth said...

Such an amazing banner and fascinating to hear how many images and layers are involved. It is really a shame that people so freely "borrow" from others and make a watermark necessary.

Joanie Hoffman said...

It's beautiful and magic.
Happy days,
Joanie