View Full Version : Decadia

09-01-2003, 10:04 PM
3' x5' - Sucky unbalanced photo of Exhausted medium on wood. Sorry guys, no matter what I did or where I tried it just wouldn't take (too glary too dark you idiot you cut off part of it), the details are good though so maybe you can mentally cut & paste).


After:I thought I'd give you a reference of the size in front of a great oak. Ok - so it was the only decent one that didn't emmanate glare city or shadow village. It's very shimmery & shiny.


The Story -

Birth: Departure




Right of Passage


Falling In...




Spiritual Warfare






Ascension: Home


Complete WIP:

Thank you for sharing your time and reading.

09-01-2003, 10:58 PM
One of my grandmother's favorite sayings was "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." In this instance, Grandma was wrong. You've created a thing of beauty from something cast off...you saw sweet potential in trash. That is a divine gift, and you've proven that a thing can be salvaged and reborn.

I love her story. Decades decaying behind her, she lives on. Her memories are cobwebbed, thick and meaningful...and every wrinkle, every line, every crevice and pore becomes the substance of who she is and what she is yet to become.

It's absolutely stunning, Tam. She should be in a museum where she can haunt the masses.

Thanks for allowing me to learn from her process.


09-01-2003, 11:41 PM
WoW!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Oh Tam - She is just beautiful !
I am at a loss for adequate words !


I would love to view another image of the piece as a whole - is there any chance you might have a large piece of cloth in a plain or dark colour that you could use as a backdrop? Or am I being a pain here? :D I love all the closeups of the individual areas - just Stunning ! - You have poured so much into this piece - it really deserves to be shown and viewed without anything else around it to interfere.

Well Done Tam !!
- and it has been an absolutely fantastic journey!

Luv Dahzlxx :D

09-02-2003, 12:36 AM
cool stuff happening in those closeups. i like the cobweb effect, and the colors!

09-02-2003, 08:29 AM
Oooh nice. I like the Decadia theme too.

09-02-2003, 08:31 AM
Laura: ! I remember that saying!! My Grandmother also used to say "Been suckin' on a sow's tit, haven't you?" whenever we'd get dirty and have that dirt ring around our mouths!! lol Yeps...
"down on the farm." Nothing like it!

What a beautiful compliment, Laura. Thank you. I'm not sure how to respond. I seem to be groping for words this morning. You know, the part about every wrinkle and every crevice being the substance of who she is, is true not for people too as we age. Our skin tells it's own story doesn't it?

Time is precious. Thank you for your encouraging support. :)

Dahhzzz: Thank you. Here's probably the best I am going to be able to do with her. She's a monstrous thing and toting her in and out is awkward at best!!! A professional photographer I'm not!! It has been a fun journey hasn't it?! Definitely a learning experience for me and fun with you guys watching and encouraging me on!!! I wish everyone would do a WIP. It really was different.

Thanks to you!! :)



mmk: Thanks to ya!! The glue weave is fun to do but I got really loose with it in spots this time and enjoyed it. Appreciate your support and encouragement. :)

Thanks to you each. :)

Oopsa, Aurora!! We crossed postings!!! I appreciate the encouragement and support!!! Still waiting on the next one from your series!!

09-02-2003, 02:03 PM
Truly a labor of love and it shows. The journey of life.

09-02-2003, 03:05 PM
Hummm Kinky. Like it a lot.

Very creative. Pink & green, tormented but calculated

Perversity ?

09-02-2003, 05:58 PM
LOL what a unique perspective!!!

Perverse?!! Nope, sorry I was wrong. That one's even more unique!!! LOLOL

You've been eating those green m & m's again haven't you, axxxel?! :D Though I will say, some of it seemed cruel; however, that's not the green/pink part!! :)

Glad you like her. :)

Hey Mikie!!!!! So glad you're back!!! Missed cha!!! Thanks for seeing. :) She was well worth the labor for me.

09-02-2003, 11:53 PM

09-03-2003, 03:12 AM
Thanks Tam - that is a much clearer image of 'her' in all her glory !

and to echo Nina - Awesome!! :D

Congratulations to you !!

Cheers Dahzl xx

09-03-2003, 01:26 PM
Nina: I'm glad you liked her. :)

Dahhz: Glad I could get a better (but still not decent imo) photo of her. :)

Thanks always to you both for sharing your time. :D

09-03-2003, 03:37 PM
I really wish I could see this up close and in person!!! Great work! Thanks for the detail shots.

09-03-2003, 03:58 PM
Seems I'm stuck in that "Spiritual Warfare" stage most of the time... thank God for "Restoration". Love this piece Tam and the story it tells. That's life!

09-03-2003, 04:23 PM
Colours are happier, more carefree - look even better with the dark background - close ups are just marvellous ! - I felt particularly restored by the restoration !


09-04-2003, 12:24 AM
Elvis has left the building.

09-04-2003, 09:11 AM
Sec: Thanks for sharing your time. If you're ever in NC let me know. You can visit and touch her all you want. :)

Bern: Well look what the cat drug in!!! "Where have you been?" To England to sketch a queen no doubt. :) It's great to see you back around fellow heel. Thanks for the encouragement. Know what you're saying i.e. - that spiritual warfare stage. And yes, thank goodness for restoration. Hang tough, Bern.

May'sun': Thank you ma'am. Much appreciated. Yeah, I'm beginning to see a pattern here with these jewel tones. I think they're my favorite. Glad you felt restored. ;)

Fractalfingers: I KNEW he was alive. I just KNEW it.

Thanks all for taking time.

09-08-2003, 03:10 PM
Wow! I forgot about this. Thanks for reminding me.
That glue weave gives it a very mysterious, out of focus feeling.
I love all the little details.
"Sow's ear to silk purse", indeed!

09-09-2003, 01:08 PM
Purrchiate your input. :) How's the one you thought you drowned in paint? :D lol