Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Low Country"

"Low Country" - Digital Collage

I received inspiration in the form of a wonderful photo from my friend, Debby Ann Nixon the other day. She lives outside of Charleston, South Carolina; in Mount Pleasant to be exact. Last weekend was beautiful and her photo here of Shem Creek only goes to prove the point.

Photo of Shem Creek by Debby Ann Nixon
I absolutely love this type of landscape. We have our own share of marshlands in Lower Slower Delaware and I have long loved the savannahs of Savannah.

Debby suggested I use this photo in my digital collages and my mind immediately began spinning in a million circles. I have many more circles to explore, but I began with the obvious; combining Deb's photo with an image of one of my many, many, many (did I say many?) heron collages that I've created over the years.
"Great Blue Heron" - Mixed Media Collage
I'm kind of tickled with the final result. Thanks a million, Deb!


Cindy Michaud said...

Turned out really cool...the heron is quite majestic. It's fun when someone gives us license, encouragement, to sneak in a new piece!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Cindy! I love collaborating with others or receiving pieces of some material from someone that I'm later able to incorporate in my artwork in some way. It's always inspiring.