Time to Fly by F.A. Moore

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Digital Fine Art by F.A. Moore
Dimensions: 3000 × 4500 px; 300 ppi
Medium: PSE 6.0/Mac, brushwork over digital collage
Completion Date: 2009-Sep-28
Release Date: 2009-Oct-11

Time to Fly

Through dimming eyes,
only beauty and Glory’s wonder
do I presently see.
My God is coming to take me.

Trinkets in the skies—
jewels of Life’s longings—
sparkle and sway.
And still I beg for one more day.

“If I should die before I wake,
please the Lord my soul to take….”

What else should I pray?
What else should I say?

What do I take of me beyond…?
Beyond here…
Beyond the lovely…
Beyond the beautiful…
past home…
past lives…
past …time…
Am I…?

Goodbye! It’s time to fly!

— F.A. Moore, Oct 11, 2009

Special thanks to stock provider, Marcus J. Ranum for the model, and also to Remidica Stock, Tia Stock, and Fantasy Stock for various elements toward the collage.

I want to also note the influence of Ruth Palmer on the finishing touches of this artwork. Her Solo Exhibition with the RB group was September 28th. But the entire week before, I was preparing her cover issue of Inside Solo and reflecting on her art. Her black lines painted over some of the colorful forms in her paintings inspired me to experiment with that more boldly in my own works. Although I had used the technique before, it was mild mannered and subtly applied, compared to this piece; where I didn’t even bother to correct the squiggly formation. I ultimately left in that imperfection, because, one, it reflected whatever stress I was going through at the time, as my lines are normally straight; and, two, it seemed to evoke the uncertain hand of one who knows death is nigh. Thank you, Ruth for inspirng me to express myself in a new way.

Robin King Award
for Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 9, March 2011


2010-04-22 Time to Fly in Fantasy Fine Art Composites

2010-03-20 Time to Fly in Superbly Visual

2010-02-23 Time to Fly in Imaginative Skulls

2010-02-23 Time to Fly in Photo Manipulation of the Day

2010-02-23 Time to Fly in Time to watch clocks

2009-12-01 Time to Fly in Image Writing

2009-11-10 Time to Fly in ! Inspired Art !

2009-11-07 Time to Fly in Digital Brushstrokes

2009-10-19 Time to Fly in Southern United States Artists

2009-10-17 Time to Fly in About Time

2009-10-15 Time to Fly in Fantasy Fine Art Composites

2009-10-11 Time to Fly in Dimensions

DETAIL click any image or description to see @ 100% scale

detail – head and hair

detail – 3 o’clock hands

detail – clock on wall

detail – big cat


  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaabout 5 years ago

    fine card!

  • You think? Thanks, Kseniya. :)

    – F.A. Moore

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    I dont know where to begin.. profoundly beautiful . the time factor here.. the life lived. them memories the dreams and goals . we never end a cycle.. and we might say goodbye to one thing to say hello to another.

    I keep seeing more to this.. i just frieken love it. and it makes me happy to know such talent .. wow, frannie. beautiful word image combo here

  • Thank you, so much, Isa!

    Do you recognize the one inch from our little project? ;)

    – F.A. Moore

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago

    YES!!! This is so amazing!! Straight to favs!

  • Wow! Thank you, and for your encouragement, Vonne!

    – F.A. Moore

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    A deeply spiritual image – and the poem incredibly moving as well. The perfect pairing. This is a masterpiece Frannie – and I certainly can’t improve on Isa’s gorgeous comment. All that…and more.

  • Oh, Lianne… so kind and rewarding. Thank you.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    w0w! your poetry has blown me away sweetheART enchanting fusion ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • And I know that isn’t easy to do…thank you, Val, so much.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    oh yeah.. i knew right away.. just decide to go with the excitement of this wonder:) you go girl.. this one has blown my mind away.. of all . this one is the most meaningful to me of your works.

  • That’s special in itself; thanks, Isa.

    – F.A. Moore

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 5 years ago

    Lluminous beauty….a lifetime, if we look…so much movement here….past, present, future; through and around and back and forth.
    Amazing work…truly.
    The words are perfect with it & it’s perfect with the words.

    A marvel, Frannie.


  • Robin, endearing words; thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!!! So very wonderful!

  • Thanks so much, Daisy.

    – F.A. Moore

  • TheFae
    TheFaeabout 5 years ago

    Wow!! So much detail! I have to go back again and again because the eyes miss stuff…amazing!

  • Thanks, Liane. That’s where the detail shots in the sidebar can help, when clicked to enlarge. Appreciate your time.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanabout 5 years ago

    Exquisitely beautiful with the complexity of your mind and soul. I love it Fran.

  • Vasile, so glad you love it. Thank you. :)

    – F.A. Moore

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