Sunday, April 28, 2013

Beauty Is

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is "Beautiful" and what the word means to you. For me of course Nature captures my heart ; its colors, textures, sounds, its natural palette feeds my soul. When I want beauty I head outdoors and I am never let down.
  Imagery credits go to itKuPiLLi at Deviant scrap and Manuela at scrapbookgraphics all painted and layered in Photoshop.

About this new blog.......After four and a half years at my Ravenpainting blog I just really felt like a change in venue; a new, light -filled place to create, a template that was more up to date and welcoming.  It is still a work in progress. I have thought about trying to change and update Ravenpainting for quite a while now but in fact, I really liked  the way it was and did not want to alter it- I wanted it to stay true to it's original format but was still wanting something different and new. One of the wonderful things about these online journals is that we will always be able to go back and see where we were at a certain time in our lives and share them with perhaps grandchildren or  just for ourselves.  I have found so many wonderful friends on line and hope to find many coming here. I find this a bit like adding a new room or remodeling a room in your home... it has an excitement and newness to it that certainly helps my muse stay alive and kicking!
Imagery that I used for my new blog banner is from itKuPiLLi (at Deviant Scrap),Christine Renee and Rebecca McMeen (at Scrapbookgraphics) woman from E-vint .com.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Lori this is certainly beautiful. I love all the lines in the botanical print and that beautiful bird!

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  2. WOW what a fascinating nature creation, I'm really in love. Thanks for the new blog info.

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  3. Beauty is ... your masterpiece for this challenge, Lori, simply BEAUTIFUL!

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  4. Bravo to someone who knows a thing or two about beauty...you never disappoint Lori!

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  5. I'm excited about this week's challenge which gives the opportunity for everyone to create something unique. Your picture is beyond beautiful. I love the old, pen and ink drawings and you really know how to combine them into a work of art. The colour palette is unusual and stunning! I love everything about it.
    On another subject ... if I had to choose a winner for the best Blog header ever it would be yours, here on your new and wonderful Blog. What a good idea to start afresh. Perhaps you have started something!! I wonder if we will be seeing more new blogs. I love the fact that your pictures are now displayed in large size.
    Bravo.

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  6. I love your new banner. The colors are so wonderful. Your entry for this challenge is just as beautiful, though. It's amazing how a limited color palette can draw attention to all of the beautiful details. Nature is, of course, unlimited in its stunning details.

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  7. Congratulations on your new bright and airy blog, Lori! The blog header is fab. Great idea to start fresh. Your take on "Beautiful" is clever and well done. I love the muted, monochromatic look.xx

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  8. Your entry to the Beautiful challenge and to the new Blog world is stunning. Love your art.

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  9. A new Blog! Congratulations dear Lori! Enchantment is the right word. Your Header is delish! And so is your beautiful picture! xx

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  10. This is exquisite. The colours and lines are perfect for describing the simple beauty of nature whose essence is often impossible to capture.
    I do like the fresh and spacious feel of your new blog - I've been playing around with 'lighter' ideas for my own one too but haven't seen it through.
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments on creativemagpie. They mean a lot coming from someone whose work I admire greatly.

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  11. I LOVE your new blog, Lori, you have achieved the light and airy feeling you were looking .... and your blog header is superb.

    Your 'beautiful' piece is exquisite, my friend, but then your work is always gorgeous.

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  12. Really a fantastic nature piece, love the old drawings you have used.
    Anni

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  13. I LOVE your new blog look, Lori, and your "beauty" piece is stunning. (By the way, sorry I led everyone to your photostream. Obviously, in the midst of posting mine I picked up your Flickr request to join Digitalmania! Senior moment. Mental blip. However, your photostream is a pretty darned fine place to be!! So excited to have you join us at Digitalmania!)

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  14. i can understand your feelings of blog change... i loved your first one and surely will love this one.
    great collage of these old flower drawings!

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  15. Thank you for letting me know where you are :) I would be sad to miss any of your beautiful art! Congratulations on your new blog - embrace change; it is necessary in life.

    I love your recent art and will continue to follow you!

    xxoo Marilyn

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  16. This is a beautiful piece Lori! Your artwork is always fantastic. Thanks for sharing your feelings about creating this new blog.

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  17. Yeeeees! A new blog! Cooooool indeed!
    I can understand all what you mean, and sometimes, I think about this myself...
    Your header is truly mind-blowing and it's so good to see your artwork in a bigger size at first sight!
    Your entry on the beauty challenge is... Well... Beautiful! :D
    I'm with you Nature IS Beauty.
    Bravo Lori! Excellent!

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  18. A wonderful take on Beauty. Other people would turn straight to colour, but you show the beauty in line and subtle colouring.

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  19. Yay Lori..thanks for sharing..I am thrilled for you and your new realm here..i love it of course!! Hugs and blessings..
    Wow..this is beautiful...outstanding piece..the bird sitting within is so striking and poetic yet calm and gentle too... the color palette is wonderful...also...i am really drawn to the gorgeous line-work in the florals( I think becuz i am obsessed with drawing lately!)
    Fabulous work!!

    V

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