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Can't Find My Way Home (image, poem & music) by Rhonda Strickland

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Can't Find My Way Home (image, poem & music) by 

Best Viewed Large – Please listen to the song
Image is open to your own interpretation.

Here is mine:

Did you ever feel that you belonged,
Wherever your life was planted?
Did you wonder if things could be alright
If just one of your wishes were granted?

You only know one way of life,
You never knew it was any different
Than anyone else in this great big world
This is how your life is spent.

But you did know one thing for sure,
That your heart did not know love,
Your head would say this is OK
But inside you did not know love.

You have no home, no sacred space,
A place to feel safe & secure.
There are no gentle arms to hold you,
No protector to help you endure.

They sometimes say ignorance is bliss,
What you don’t know will not hurt you.

You only wish that this was fact,
But you know it isn’t really true.

You are like a lost soul searching
Never really knowing where to look.
Or even knowing what you need.
Your life is an old, sad book.

It’s easier to live day to day,
Watching the dark tide turn to foam.
To stop worrying about what might have been,
And stop trying to find your way home.

a rhonda original 10©


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Image inspired by the song of the same name by Blind Faith. This band included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech. One of my all-time favorite songs.

Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
I do not own this music

As of 12-2-14

Sales: 6
Comments: 314
Favorites: 87
Views: 6413

23 Features
Created: 2010-01-20

Image created in Photoshop with a fractal flame created in Apophysis 3D Hack using layers, blend modes, native & external filters including fractalius.
Background texture was processed in DAP to create a watercolor look.
The bush in the corner is a photo of a gone to seed artichoke bloom.

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My original images (all shot with a Nikon CP8400):

Stock images used:
Background texture by phatpuppy which I made into a watercolor overlay texture in Photoshop.
Old Key
Angels Fall by Jesper-stock
Girl by ~DinoCruton
PS bird brushes by Falln Stock
Thank you to all

F is for Finding My Way Home and Frightened

Image copyright © 2009 RestLeSsD Graphics. All rights reserved.
All photographs, images, and text by RestLeSsD Graphics is the exclusive property of RestLeSsD Graphics and is protected under United States and international copyright laws. Please note that copying, displaying or redistribution of this image without written permission from RestLeSsD Graphics is strictly prohibited. No images are within Public Domain. Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration is also a violation of copyright.

K is for Key

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you Vonne ;o) – this was a labor of love. . . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • And thanks for favoriting this too!!! :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Eric’s young days…………ah, the memories!

  • Thank you Kim. . . yes, the memories indeed. . . I think they were just teens (way)back then.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • jimofozz
    jimofozzabout 5 years ago

    Love your painting very free

  • Thank you Jim.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • KristopherK
    KristopherKabout 5 years ago

    lovely :)

  • Thank you dear Kris. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Andrea Ida Rausch
    Andrea Ida Rauschabout 5 years ago

    Oh what a lovely and dreamy work! I adore the watercolor overlay, it generates a style I love so much……and I always try to achieve…without reaching the aim, lol. A steady fav!

  • Andrea, I am so glad you like this. . . sometimes luck has a lot to do with the outcome. . . I find in Photoshop trying different blend modes on layers can create some fabulous effects you wouldn’t normally think of.
    Thank you for you lovely comment & the fave!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Helen Martikainen
    Helen Martikainenabout 5 years ago

    Very nice Rhonda, love the colours

  • Thank you Helen. . . hugz, I hope all is well with you & your family. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding!!! Love this! (And please don’t think I copied if I post one soon with the same title… almost posted it earlier tonight! We must be on the same wave length. LOL! And I have always loved the song, as well!)

  • Thank you Nadya. . . as they say, great minds think alike….:o) I look forward to seeing yours…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403about 5 years ago

    This is beautifully done! my interpretation I will share with you!
    To me this is like a womans spirit leaving her body to join the dove of peace that has come to help her fly away. Does anyone else see this or is it just my wild imagination??

  • Thank you so much Tania. I love the hear what you see, from your perspective. I have learned so much from hearing how others see a piece. It has helped me see new things I missed even in my own work.
    I can see what you see in this. Thank you again…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 5 years ago

    Awesome work of art Rhonda and an instant fav. I am so impressed with your blending-skills. – Open to interpretation you write – and I bet we all find each ours.
    I would really like to know your method of working – if you have the finished work in your head and are looking for the bits to go together as a whole – or the work emerges as you proceed. – Great one xx

  • Thank you Kira. . . Well, the process – For me, this one had been started with the texture & the fractal. I heard the song and decided on the basic premise of being lost, afraid and possibly drunk or high. I use layer masking & blend modes in Photoshop. This one had about 24 layers & ended up being about 450 MB in the original file.
    I generally don’t have the finished work in my head just a vague idea. You put it perfectly, the work emerges as I proceed.
    Thank you for your kind words & your interest in the process. ♥ &hugz, Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47about 5 years ago

    I love this one Rhonda. Well done.

  • Thank you dear Eeva. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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