Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Digital Art Poe-a-tree

Roy Durham posted an open invitation last week to bloggers to write a verse for the Poe-a-tree Blog. The below bloggers responded with a stanza each. The entrants had fun and received terrific comments.  I received another invitation from Roy to add photo images for each stanza of the entries. 

Here are the poems, a link to each entrant, and my digital art images to match each poem. 

Oh how peaceful this time is for me. 
Standing here on the beach, the breeze blowing thru my hair and the tide to my knee.
My only wish is that you were here to enjoy this time with me. 

I look out into the sea...
and see infinite beauty surrounding me...
where sky and men converge
into ONE vast reality...
and hope rises like sea bubbles
reaching ....
beckoning me to
embark in a ceaseless journey
embracing life
à bras ouverts

I pause at the ocean’s edge 
Open to my fate
The horizon looks unreachable
And totally unbreachable
Should I swim out and trust in fate 
Are you my gentle wave or my riptide

raging waves of emotion,                              
washed away by salty tears,
power of the beauty within

Eyes close
the touch of a salty breeze
in come the tide
out goes the tide
my heart and lungs
soon calm to match it

Natural energy fills
my entire being
yet another connection
to the world
as a whole is discovered

I am calm
and reflect
timeless thoughts
like the tides
rolling in

I saw the waves rushing towards me,
calling my name and beckoning me.
'Come play with us, feel our love,
walk into our arms', they cajoled me.

They looked deceptively harmless,
and promised to keep me company.
I wanted to belong,
so I ignored the voice of reason,
and walked into the loving arms,
of the frothing waves of love and care.

Their soothing touch comforted me,
I felt a tingling in my toes.
the sand shifted from underneath,
I felt my entire world move.

Standing here looking out at the abyss of time,
Hearing the dyeing rasp of moments pasted
Looking out at hues of blue a ribbon twine
Sands of time chasseing rainbows via waves that splash

The future and the pasted the moment linger here
White top cream of dreams comes by the sevens
 My soul rides the foaming firth to find a way to heavens
But touching earth I linger here my foot print disappear

The dreams restrained washed at my feet
Pushing back yet pulling forth
Have I taking root my toes have found a seat
Foaming cream of dreams a tingling broth

Twilight on Ocean shore stars twinkle amongst slumbers snore
Wakening fracture of dreams as do pass
The loom of the moon sews dancing sprites along the shore
Precious thoughts wane and soar of dreams love valor and more

Inspired by the Poe-a-tree poems? Leave a photo in your comment box, digital art not necessary. Open a comment box, click the + sign on the left, add a photo we can all share.

Recommended Reading: 

Digital Expressions, Creating Digital Art 

I'm so happy I have this book in my personal library. It's one of my favorite books on digital art and makes learning so simple. 

The easy to follow instructions include a CD with digital design elements like layers and textures for your use. Learn how to make collages, your own layers and textures and much more to add to your photos. 


Kriti Mukherjee said...

Awesome work Mari - the images go beautifully with the verses. 

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Your pictures are so amazing Mari. They truly add value to the verse. You're brilliant!

Rimly Bezbarua said...

Mari they are so beautiful! Each picture compliments the poems. I am overwhelmed. I love them

Alejandro Guzman said...

Gorgeous images Mari. Loved the effects you've used.

Cheers A

Bec Owen said...

You have interpreted the verses beautifully with your images, Mari. 

Just gorgeous!

Nelieta said...

The verses and the photos compliment each other beautifully! Well done!

Rogueartist said...

Mari, your photos are sooooo beautiful!

Jpbrandanophoto said...

Mari great job interpreting the words with your images. I like some of the effects giving it an old time feel. Well done !!!


Dawn said...

This was a lovely experience, reading each stanza and watching how each personality meshed with the group at large.  The photos were the final touch to weave it all together into a rich tapestry.  Creativity at its finest!  

Mari, I repeat the comments that your photography is uniquely beautiful.  Your perspective is so much deeper than I tend to notice with many photographers and I appreciate that you focus on minute details, go that extra mile, and as a result, capture magic with your lens.  I always enjoy visiting here and will continue to do so. :)


David Smith said...

The images add so much to the words, they really bring the words to life. Great job combining the two formats, it works very nicely!! :)

melissatandoc said...

Oh Mari... I thought I missed out on this Poe-a-Tree event and when I saw how you combined everything in this artistic feat, I can't help but say...WOW! This is truly amazing. I really am grateful to Roy and those who participated in this event. 

I love your images Mari... they are like paintings. Bellissime!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you - it was lots of fun matching the digital art with the poems.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, David.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Dawn - your words always mean so much. Thank you.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Coming from you, Jim, this means a lot!! I like the old time feel too.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Judy. I really enjoy digital art. It's been fun to find my particular niche' within this art form.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you Nelieta. Yo comments are always appreciated.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks Bec - this is something I really enjoy. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

A, thank you. I've tried various digital art effects and have pretty much settled on this style. I love it too.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Rimly. I find creating digital art very relaxing.

Alida said...

beautiful! I love how each of the photographs fits so well with the poem.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Corrine, thank you so much. It was fun to make digital art to match the poems. Fun, but a real challenge!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you Kriti. It was a challenge. 

Debra Elramey said...

Mari, you have tied it all together so beautifully with
these exquisite images.   I’d be hard pressed to say which one is my favorite.  They are all stories in and of themselves,
and I’d love to see the reverse side of the coin, where the writing is inspired
by the images.  I know you’ve inspired
me.    Bravo!  

Swati said...

Beautiful pics Mari....tell a story all on their own...

cooking varieties said...

hi mari, new comment box.. the orevious one is also very good.
the photographs here are so   beautiful, this is my second visit on the same post. greatpoetry too. i already post Junia's link at your facebook wall. have a nice day

FAYE said...

The pictures and the poem -- fits well.
I could sense the emotions with the post. =)

Jim said...

I am just getting around, riding the waves of poetry. Great idea.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

What a grand idea. I'm working on setting up a creative commons photo site. The problem is where to store the photos. But I'll figure it out.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Alida, thank you. Fitting the photos to the poems was fun.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

What a good idea - maybe I will do a post on tips for creating digital art and tell a story with my digital art photos :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you - I received the gmail and I'm going to start following Junia. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I did try to relay the emotional impact of each stanza in my art - thank you :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks Jim. This was fun.

Ravenmyth said...

Mari I have always felt that combining visual with the written word is a very powerful combination. I agree with Dawn...you bring the two modalities together beautifully, bringing a depth that can not exist without the other....a new perspective within the arts. Always such a joy to be here...

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you! I value your comments very much so this means a great deal to me. 

Ravenmyth said...

Mari I took this at the top of the Terraces at Mammoth Springs in Yellowstone Park.It is one of the Thermal Pools...we climbed about 450 stairs from 6000 ft elevation to 7000 ft elevation in about 95 degree weather...but in my opinion worth it. Happy you enjoyed the photo...always love to share with you...and I now think of you when I take my shots...

Rogueartist said...

Mari, here is my sea photo.  It is of Jekyll Island, a National Seashore on the Georgia coast.  The photo was taken at dawn.

bod for tea said...

WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous images Mari, perfectly matching the poetry. What an amazing post. Awe-inspiring x

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Wow - the photo was definitely worth it but that's a lot of hiking in that heat!! I love Yellowstone. I'm complimented that you think of me. 

Would you like to be a guest photographer for my next post? I will let you know what it is about once I get it outlined. I may have a couple of other people who also submit photos, I'm not sure yet. I think it will be fun to have others submit photos. :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Stunning! I love the mist over the water - it makes the photo very mysterious and not your everyday sunrise photo.  Using the two trees to frame the sun makes a great composition.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you - I'm so glad you are back and getting settled.

Team g square said...

Wow , poetry + photography ,wonderful combo . Nice work !.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. I love your photo of the mountain and lake. I'm sending a message regarding an upcoming post of mine - this would be great as a guest photo.