Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall 1889 (a six word poem)

'Fall 1889'  Digital Art Photo Manipulation


Nothing's been right
since daddy died.


Inspired by a prompt at Poetry Jam.  The idea was to write about 'broken,'  I thought I'd ponder the prompt for a while and play with Photoshop in the meantime.  I didn't really know until maybe halfway through, but I realized I was creating a piece of artwork for the prompt.  The poem just came to me as I gazed into the artwork...I felt a forlorn sense of mourning, perhaps an innocence lost, the heart of a young lady broken.  And there ya go....art work AND a poem.  This is the first time I've ever created artwork and a poem that go together. I hope I can manage to do this more often.


**Resource used:


background
houses
graveyard
street lamp
fences
girl on fence
carriage
ice texture
clouds
leaves
rain
http://www.deviantart.com/art/misc-rain-element-png-309954950

25 comments:

  1. yeah...the rain makes sense...
    losing a parent is so hard...when my wife lost her mom
    a few years back it was on of the hardest times in our lives...

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    1. i hate that, brian. losing my grandmother was terrible, so i can't imagine :(

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  2. A feeling that is probably even more acute with children or young people.

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  3. Ah, I like the way you worked art with poem, Stacy. The feeling of mourning in both is palpable!

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  4. six words packing a powerful thought..well done..

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  5. Words and picture in perfect harmony.

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  6. wonderful artistic display both in pic and word.

    gracias for sharing

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  7. Lovely picture and an interesting, intense perspective. Well done.

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  8. That IS a poem. Not just six words at all. Especially when you take into account that the opposite of "right" is "left," the homophone version of which is how you feel. Left.

    Well done.

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  9. And now I've finally gotten the artwork to load; I'm blown away. You MADE that?! Wow. You are a talent, all around.

    What speaks the loudest is the sleepytime nightgown girl sitting on a fence (presumably with a post up her bum). She definitely couldn't sit up there in that little girl position without hurting herself in one way or another, which makes me wonder if missing Daddy isn't just normal pain. I'm wondering if he hurt her. But love is still tied in with the sadness and brokenness. The bright fall leaves make this piece, really make it pop with the colors. They symbolism is strong; her seasons are changing, and she's dying (to be later reborn). The lamp post is also key, as you've given it utmost importance by placing it right upfront. And a bright yellow leaf is hung up on it. The leaf is her mind; the post is her dad. He was her light, but he was also double minded. There was something unsettling about the relationship. I'm sensing some abuse.

    There is an upward pointing (perhaps toward God), in the trees, foortop, doorframe. I think she is falling apart, but maybe still trying to cling to God.

    Again. Gorgeous work. I wish I could do this!

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    1. your reply to this has absolutely delighted me! i love your interpretation (and cracked up about the post up her bum hahah).

      thank you so much for stopping by.

      i hope you'll visit me again...i had such a great time reading this! :)

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  10. This is a beautiful creation Stacy and so powerful...And i must mention Gia's comment on it equally mind blowing...wow...

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  11. I can relate to this perfectly! Your photo is quite dreamy too.

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  12. This is rad, both the way you formed the photo and the poem that came from it. I could see those six words coming from many hearts and mouths for various reasons. Way to say so much with so little!

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  13. This is an impressive creation all around--good work. The words say it so simply too.

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  14. Wow! I love your digital art and those two lines ----- dramatic and creative.

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  15. Stacy,

    You have blended the poetic words and the supporting art work very well. A superb response to the prompt, and with only six words of expression...

    Eileen

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  16. Image and poetry - perfect symmetry

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  17. Beautiful. Poignant and moving. Wonderful work!

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  18. This touched my heart... lost my mom last March.

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    1. i'm so sorry laurie :( i bet that's really rough

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  19. The photoshop of the picture paints this well Stacy. Hope you have a great weekend. :-)

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  20. Loss of people we love breaks us and each piece of us cries out in pain. I LOVE the image, it's wonderful and complements the poem so well.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it is so appreciated. Your thoughts and critiques are always welcome! I will be by to visit your blog soon!