Time for this week's edition of Photo Art Friday!
You (yes, YOU!) are warmly invited to showcase any piece of your photo ART
you can feature a piece of photo ART using our optional theme.
The optional theme for this week, February 15th, 16th is to create a piece of photo art using my texture, pdpa Bamboo Dreams. If you missed the free download of this texture, go here to this post.
I went a bit crazy with this theme, as I love both the texture Bamboo Dreams and Asian/Oriental design.
Spring blossom and bokeh added to Bamboo Dreams. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)
A public domain image of a kimono - added twice to the texture.
(I always check and double-check when I type the word 'public'. My husband who has worked in advertising for years tells the story of a pamphlet designed, printed and distributed to all the attendees at an important scientific conference. In the pamphlet, the written introduction of the world-renowned guest scientist claimed he was a gifted public speaker. The trouble is proof-readers of the pamphlet did not catch that the letter "l", the fourth letter in the word "public" had been omitted. Oops!)
I have long been intrigued by the psychological sophistication of the ancient text called the Tao Te Ching, and have included a couple of quotes from it to marry with my images. As a psychotherapist I am convinced that anyone who reads and follows the Tao Te Ching's simple, non-religious, way-of-life principles will enjoy psychological health, contentment, inner freedom and peace. Hope you enjoy the little quotations from it here.
Bamboo Dreams says. ... Any excuse to share this beautiful quotation ...
(The border on the texture was cropped off for this image.)
Bamboo Dreams with an image of silvery tulips from the Web. When blended in Difference, treated with a Levels Adjustment and a run through Rad Lab - the result is dramatic and pleases me.
Next week, February 22nd, 23rd, the optional theme for Photo Art Friday is inspired by a delightfully brief, yet powerful quote from the British author, E. M. Forster:
"Only connect." ~E. M. Forster.
Okay, let's make it a little clearer, the optional theme is any of the following words:
*** connected/connecting/connection ***
Have fun interpreting the theme any way you choose! :)