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Friday, July 30, 2010

My Immortal

This is my entry for the Dark Whisper challenge this week at Digital Whisper Ning site. I love that Kimmie started a group for the darker arts! Just my thing. We were given the two images of the lady and the tree roots and then told to merge them together and take it from there. Ooh, I loved this one!

She posted a video from the group Evanescence called "My Immortal" to get us motivated. I had forgotten that I even had this CD! So of course I went hunting for it and finally dug it up. I played it as I was creating this piece; especially the song, My Immortal. Hmm...so of course I had to give it that title when I finished!

I just had the best visit with my sister! She was able to stay a full week. I limited my time on the computer because I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. We don't get to see each other very much; only a couple of times a year and at Christmas so I really looked forward to her visit. We spent our time being silly, shopping, and watching movies (well, one movie at the theatre a few times: Eclipse). Plus, we watched videos here at home. We're both suckers for sappy, sad love stories. So there we sat, watching these sad scenes with a box of tissues between us, tears flowing. It was great! ;)

Then she helped me upgrade my sorely lacking technology supply (as in NONE). I did recently get a Nook (she's had hers for a while) so we both were able to make a visit to Barnes & Noble and plug in there for awhile for the freebies and shop for books & browse online. And, who knew I could even add music to my Nook! Yes, I have the Twilight and New Moon soundtracks loaded so I can listen to them as I re-read all of those books (I know, I'm hopeless...).

Also while she was here I was able to finally get an Ipod. Don't laugh. I've never felt the need to have one before. But she brought hers along and I was intrigued. Now I see what I was missing. So of course I wanted one. I LOVE mine. One of the reasons I didn't have any of these things before now was I'm so out of touch with how to even begin operating one or even where to start. That's why I needed her: she took care of helping me create my playlists and loading one onto my device. Now I'm happily plugged in!

But it was sad to see her leave and now it's very quiet here again. So I'm slowly getting back in the groove, catching up with the massive backlog of email and the different Ning sites and my favorite art blogs. Hopefully I'll be all caught up in the next few days. It was nice to have that time with her. It was very special to me. :)

3 comments:

Jackie said...

yay!! I am so Happy you bought a nook . we can share books sometimes:) Come join us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=122848187733477&ref=ts ,it's a lending group . We also have a Book club group . We are reading "The Passage" for August.
I love this digital piece!! I also love the evanescence cover.I always wanted to sketch it:)
I am glad you had a nice visit with your sister. She sounds awesome!! I wish I had a techy sister.Also if you loved twilight series try the house of night series. I loved it!!
Big Hugs!!
J

Michele Fauss said...

Oh Pam, this piece is wonderful! I really love her tree root hair, and the darkness of the piece. You would never know it with all my colorful whimisical collages, but dark art does appeal to me.

We have a hallway devoted to darker work, called the Hall of Terror. The walls are blood red and all the pictures are hanging at an angle so it feels as if you are walking into some kind of fun house. Not sure why I'm going in to all that, but long story short this would be perfect for our hall. :) Love it!

Bill C. said...

I already commented on how much I like your collage on Digital Whisper, but reading this made me realize I never listened to the song. I need to go back and do that!