Come Laden With Gifts by Jerri Johnson

Photomanipulation….one of my greatest pleasures…especially when doing a portrait. I love using my own photos and adding stock images to finish the picture. I started with a sunset landscape I shot at the beach and ended with this composite.

FEATURED in Hairstyles ~ with thanks to the hosts and a hug for Waleska!

FEATURED in Feminine Intent ~ sincere thanks to Lina and fellow hosts!

FEATURED in ! Inspired Art ! ` thank you, thank you, dear hosts!

FEATURED in Dimensions ~ thank you to the hosts for the honor!!

FEATURED in Out of the Past ~ I sincerely appreciate this feature!

FEATURED in Nostalgic Art and Photography ~ many thanks to the hosts and a hug for Peter.

FEATURED IN The Healing Journey ~ it’s an honor to be selected…many thanks to the hosts!

Inspired by poetry:

And You Thought You Were the Only One
by Mark Bibbins

I have forgotten how to lie, despite all my capable teachers.
Lies are, in this way, I think, like music

and all is the same without them as with.

The fluid sky retains regret, then bursts.

He is still there, standing in the hall, insisting
he is someone I once knew and wanted,

come laden with gifts he cannot return.

If I open the door he’ll flash and fade

like heat lightning behind a bank of clouds
one summer night at the edge of the world.

Thanks to the beautiful model"

Musically inspired – The Sweetest Taboo by Sade

There’s a quiet storm
and it never felt like this before.
There’s a quiet storm
that is you.
There’s a quiet storm
and it never felt this hot before.
Giving me something that’s taboo
Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me.


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 6 years ago

    Very elegant and beautiful. Splendid creation. I really like her pose and expression.

  • Thank you, dear Bunny….really appreciate your words of support. I love to play and never really know what works and what. doesn’t. Thanks for the feedback!!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    Amazing what you started and then ended with. Absolutely fantastic work Jerri :)

  • Thank you, Shelly…double thanks…really appreciate your visits. I love to hear from other portrait artists…means a lot to me…I always need to borrow my models, but that will do for now. :~}

    – Jerri Johnson

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenalmost 6 years ago

    wowwwwwwwwww…just BREATHTAKING………..this is STUNNING!

  • You are just so ahhhh-dorable, J….and yes, you, Julian and the LAX connection will have to meet. You make me smile every time I read your comments…good for the soul!!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    stunning image,,,, well done

  • Thank you….thank you very much. This was such a fun one to edit. :~}

    – Jerri Johnson

  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    Jerri.. you can tell the care and appreciation that goes into every one of your pieces.. this one is fascinating.. timeless as seems your trademark … before and yet HERE.. your amazing!

  • Lina, my dear, you always say the most beautiful and poetic things. Thank you very, very much!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Freelance
    Freelancealmost 6 years ago

    What it ended up is with a Jerri original…………’ve taken your rightful place in RedBubble my friend – and it keeps getting better!

  • Ahhh, Julian…can you sense a blush about to spread across my cheeks? TY, dear friend!!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Magenta
    Magentaalmost 6 years ago

    stunning piece

  • Good morning from California. Greatly appreciate your visit and comment on my new composite!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloalmost 6 years ago

    A stunning creation!

  • Many thanks for the visit and lovely words, Angie!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Voila and Black Ribbon
    Voila and Blac...almost 6 years ago

    Fabulous !

  • …and fabulous fun to manipulate…so glad you like it!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLalmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you, thank you, Waleska!!! This starts my Friday morning with a boost!!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

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