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Wayward Son a poem by RestLeSsD

Contemplation now
is his daily exercise
Wondering where his life was spent
Seeing out of hooded eyes.

Did he do enough
In his time upon this earth
To leave a small impression
Of what his life was worth?

As the twilight of his days
Darkens into the night
Will he be remembered
As one who brought some light?

Or will he be forgotten
As just another one,
Who was born and then who died?
Just another wayward son.

a rhonda original© 2011

(Listen to the music [below] {not owned by me})

Kansas ~ Carry On Wayward Son
Dedicated to the model, my friend, Bill. . . he inspired this piece.
There is a secret society of aging adults that are just on the cusp of being forgotten. Not as mobile as they once were they may not get out much. Their adult children have lives of their own so are not often seen. A spouse may have already passed and the individual is left alone… alone to ponder what more there might be left in this life. . . something to think upon. . .

2nd portrait with Bill as my model.

I'm Here (poetry & art)
by Rhonda Strickland

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Photo of an old friend. Bill was kind enough to allow me to shoot candid photographs of him with the intention of creating a piece of art. Thank you…. He liked it well enough to purchase a set of 6 cards.
My original photo shot with a Kodak EZS Z915. Edited in PSCS2 using the DRAGAN Effect & DAP blending layers. All overlay images are my own photos.
Textures from
Skeletal Mess
French Kiss Textures
PS brushes from Deviant Art

SOJIE13 Digital Art Translation to Traditional

by Elisabeth Dubois

As of 2-11-14
Created: 2011-06-15
Sales: 9
Comments: 157
Favorites: 28
Views: 2822

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Uploaded 6-15-11

Images are copyrighted © 2011 by 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 the express written permission from RestLeSsD Graphics aka Rhonda Strickland 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.

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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  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thank you Kym :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Susie Hawkins
    Susie Hawkinsover 3 years ago

    Absolutely superb portrait. You have captured him perfectly. An instant fav with me. :)

  • Thank you so much Susie… for the visit & the fave!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    Great composition Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thank you David… feeling creative again :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    This is such a beautiful capture dear Rhonda and great treatment.x

  • Thank you Catherine :o) Happy you think so.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • Thank you for your kind words AnnaMaria… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Leslie Nicole
    Leslie Nicoleover 3 years ago

    A lovely portrait. I don’t know your friend, but I get a sense of a thinker and deep person.

  • Thank you so much Leslie – He does tend to sit & contemplate so you are correct.
    And thank you for the use of your fabulous texture(s). It is greatly appreciated.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 3 years ago

    Hi Rhonda, great treatment, well done

  • Thank you Kel, I shot this specifically for the Dragan Effect & then went just a bit beyond. Glad you like it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations for being featured in Creation, June 15, 2011! You can read about it in the forum post. This is wonderful, Rhonda! It gives me the feeling of a man who is reflecting on his life.

  • Yippee!!! I am thrilled Kathleen, thank you so much. I am working on a poem or story to go with this & yes, he does have that look.
    Thank you for the feature, I am honored!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    So good! Bill must love it! Sues

  • Sues, I am very happy to say that he does love it :o) I was so happy when he said sot.
    Thank you :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Superb work Rhonda

  • Thank you So Much Chris!! What a nice thing to say :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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