STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

Yesterday I created another digital art piece which I called “Starry, Starry Night”, words from “Vincent” by Don MacLean, which is a tribute to Vincent van Gogh (and yes, I have been to visit the Vincent van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands, quite awesome).

I created this from  a photo I took and worked on digitallyy of a firework exploding in front of our apartment.  We live close to the Mediterranean Sea and the Merit Hotel, which is right on the coast close to us, often holds fireworks displays. Recently there were two fireworks displays on successive nights, so I just snapped photos to my heart’s content as the sky was illuminated by the glittering lights and then worked with Photoshop and Corel afterwards.

But this past week, since I joined an on-line surreal digital art course, I’ve found lots of other gizmos. So on top of the digital art, I’ve super-imposed a photo I took in Pingelly, Western Australia, in 2005, of a cactus flower.  These flowers only last a few hours so I was lucky my husband noticed and I was able to get shots of them before they faded away. And then I worked with some gizmos on PicMonkey with this photo being the end result.

Starry, Starry Night
Starry, Starry Night

This morning, to my delight, I found a good friend on Facebook had created a poem inspired by “Starry, Starry Night” and she has given me permission to reproduce it in this post, with many thanks to her for sharing her poetry:

“As night blossoms
In perfect muted tones;
Pulsing,
Ever pulsing,
The embryo sends forth
Her waves of life;
Creating for us a pathway
To the door
Hidden in the depths of her being;
Beckons us to enter
And journey
Ever further
Into the light beyond,
To the diamond points
Of perfect existence.
Her pulsating current
Being so strong,
Is held in gentle containment
By the outspread wings
Of an angel.
Thus, do we rebound,
Headed away from the darkness
And into the light.
Aaah, the STARRY, STARRY NIGHT.”

  – Pauline Leister

These are the two digital art photos I combined:

Love Swirls Exif_JPEG_422

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