“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”
“The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.”
~C. JoyBell C.
Inspired by dreams of how life once was and will never be again. This is an emotionally based artwork to release myself from the binds of yesterday.
Dedicated to my three children who have abandoned me for monetary gain, to their grandmother who has bought their love to keep them from me, to my friends here who accept me as I am, to my dogs at home who love me unconditionally, and to myself who will now step forward into a new life, leaving the pain of family far behind!
Composed in Photoshop with original photographic images, stock parts, stock backgrounds, textures, various Topaz filters, flood filters, many layers and adjustments to each layer, color adjustments, lighting filters by AFX, and blending modes.
Original photographic images taken in Mongaup, New York, USA
Balloons and moon are purchased vintage stock, with backgrounds removed
1 abstract background image courtesy of Xantipa2
Textures courtesy of KerstinFrank
Unicorns are purchased stock by ShooflyStock
Woman’s Face courtesy of Ecathe