Saturday, June 20, 2009

Digi Dares #138: Low





I AM NOT DUST
I AM PIGMENT

This weeks Digi Dare has been set by Sandra and she is encouraging us to explore something that has happened to us, a "low" point in life, how it made us feel at the time and how it has impacted upon our lives. She's also asked us to incorporate blending into our imagery and to select colours that reflect our feelings. I have made this layout a little darker than I would ideally wish, so that it can be viewed on-screen. The text and image should be very pale so that the viewer has to really look closely to read and see what's going on.

WITNESS
Witness believes that counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychology, hypnotherapy and other variations of ‘talking treatments’ are vulnerable to abusive practice.

Credits: Background papers: Orchid Dreams Reawakening papers by Phuong Ton, faded into paper from Bisontine's Litte Treasures kit; Rorschach test pattern made with Vinnie Pearce's Grunge Swirls; glitter flourish from Cecile's Magic Spark kit and wings from Vera Lim's Altered Wings. Spider is from Jen Ulasiewicz's Creepy Crawlies; font is Eclectic by Creating Keepsakes. Overlay: one of Ninian's texture freebies available Flickr

7 comments:

lynne h said...

omg, i love this, lumi...

"i am not dust, i am pigment". this goes to my core. it is my voice.

everything (not just the words) is perfect here... the spider and his/her placement could not be more perfect. the colors...

and i do agree with witness...

xo

Sandra said...

Lumi, captivating AND haunting. I cannot imagine what you've gone through. Thanks for participating in the Dare.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This work is soft, a whisper. Lovely.

Kimmie said...

I see graph paper behind it all. Room for calculations, analyses and the potential for abuse ... "cooking the books" so to speak.

Seth said...

Such a powerful piece. And I totally agree with what Lynne said about the line "i am not dust, i am pigment".

Erin said...

this is a beautiful piece of art

listgirl said...

Thanks for sharing this layout with us Lumi. I can't imagine what you went through. Your layout is amazing, artistic, and haunting. Thanks for participating in the Dare this week.