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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:Available on Etsy. Thanks for visiting.