Mysterious Presence

Butterfly w words - 1st photoshop project 2


This is my very first Photoshop project. Anyone that has been reading my blog for some time knows that I love putting images and poetry together. Even better when the entire piece is original.

41 thoughts on “Mysterious Presence”

  1. Very nice photoshop job, Staci! Doing the art and poems gives you absolute control over the message and presentation. Nicely done!!! I had such a hard time getting past the learning curve on Photoshop. Then I reached the “aha” moment and everything came together.

    1. That’s great Rob. It seems like there’s so much to it. In Brazil we say, “Um bicho de 7 cabeças”, which in English is literally, “An animal with 7 heads”. Daniel helped me out and showed me the ropes. At least for this simple project.

  2. here here – it is wayyyy better when original – and nice job!
    and the message – cool twist – “not so mysterious after all” ❤ actually beautiful cos the paradox is that it is spooky cool – yet something digestible and acceptable (well you worded it better- lol)

    1. Hehehe. Thank you so much Prior. Yes, ‘spooky cool’. I like that: ‘digestible and acceptable.’
      Funny eh, because He lives in us and in Him we live and move and have our being. We don’t see Him, but we know that we know that we know that He is right here, right now, 24/7. Ahhhhhhh, there’s nothing better, is there?

      1. ah = yes indeed nothing better.

        and quick story – my son (when he was like 5 yo) used to think that the Newsboys song said “24 seconds – He watches me” = and he was adamant about it!!!
        – and then finally he was like “ohhhhh 24 hours – 7 days a week ” LOL

  3. Wonderful job, Staci!! You truly are a “Creative Junkie!” You are going to have so much fun in Photoshop. It can be addicting.

    1. Oh, I’m sure. I spend about three hours or so on Saturday afternoon with it. I guess I should have spent a bit more time with my kids, or doing something else that ‘needs’ to be done. But that CADHA kicks in and gets the best of me almost always.
      Love that @’creative junkie’

      1. Lol…i so understand the 3 hours. I promise myself that im only going to spend an hour and suddenly 4 hours have gone by! Yikes!!

      2. My husband says that everything for me is ‘quickly’. And it never is. Hahahaha. He never believes me when I say that.

      3. LOL…I totally get that. Yesterday, I spent over 3 hours playing around making my own Photoshop brushes. I’m a complete nerd! 🙂

  4. oops, I meant to ask if you would please give me the link to where you are taking your mixed media art workshop again? Thanks

    1. Awwww, thanks Audrey. I feel like I don’t have the time either. Actually, I often put off important things that ‘should’ be done because of my addiction to this need to create. Eek.

  5. Staci, wonderfully conceptualized, yes lovely work using Photoshop…butterflies are so beautiful when you see the whole and closely observe their colour and the spread on their wings…You have great skill in combining the both the picture and the poetry…

    1. Ohhhh, thank you so much Nihar. It was my first photoshop project. I have so much to learn when it comes to photography and photoshop. Bit by bit I guess.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family Nihar.

      1. Yeah, with photoshop we can add magic to our creation and see how technology can change the art and it’s manifestation…

        You and your lovely family have a wonderful Christmas and have lots of cake…

    1. Awww, thanks Mark. When I saw it isolated there on the ground I asked my hubby to teach me how to take a photo like that. Then he showed me a few things in photoshop. Three hours later, or so it was done. Ugh. I wish I was an expert at this stuff now.
      Thanks again and Merry Christmas.

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