Dirty Pretty Things (Art & Poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

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Dirty Pretty Things a poem by RestLeSsD (best viewed large) (see originals below)
Music selected to go with this below

It’s me again, I’m back,
Though I never really left.
You can’t be rid of me so easily.
Not after your petty theft.

You played your part convincingly,
The faithful, loyal friend.
Little did you realize
It would come to a bitter end.

Your acting was superb
You almost had me fooled.
My heart became entangled
I’m so glad my head overruled.

As they say, almost only counts
In grenades & nuclear bombs.
It’s time to end this here & now
I’m letting go without any qualms.

So now I will pull the trigger
Feeling the pleasure that it brings.
Knowing that I tricked you
With my dirty, pretty things…

a rhonda original© 2011

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Just a fun creation inspired a bit by the song & a silly, fantasy detective type story to go along with it

Digital creation in PSCS2 using masking & blending layers & filters including a Fractalius & DAP layer. Areas painted with a Bamboo tablet. Layers of fractals created in Fractal Extreme…

All images my own.
Exceptions: Helicopter from free stock.xchng
Rosemary Scott
PS brushes by Falln-Stock
Thank you.

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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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  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 3 years ago

    Best Viewed Large

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishover 3 years ago

    Blending is stunning Rhonda, those eyes !! Love the helicopter seen through the blinds, your poetry comes from a place deep within and your work is wonderful!!!

  • Thank you, thank you Dianne… what great compliments… This is my son’s girlfriend & when he saw the eyes he said the same thing Those eyes
    Thank you for reading the poem too. :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Stunning work Rhonda

  • Thank you for saying so :o) xxoo

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    Fabulous creation Rhonda – great work ☺

  • Thank you Kira… Ash is such a fabulous model.. she inspires me to have fun!!
    Glad you like this one…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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

    Lovely work Rhonda.

    David xx

  • Well thanks David… Lovely? Tee hee… it was fun to create…
    Glad you stopped by…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • tinhearts
    tinheartsover 3 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thanks so much… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 3 years ago

    this is awesome

  • Woo hoo!!! My first feature on this and it’s in your fab group!!! Thank you for thinking it is awesome. That makes me very happy.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    This is fabulous Rhonda, so much attitude!! Love the addition of the peacock feathers too. We could have done with a few role models like this when we were young!!

  • Thank you Anna. I am very happy you like this… it didn’t start out as being a hard-ass chick piece but it evolved into it. . . especially with the song. Pure fantasy is so much fun. Thank you for accepting it into PPM. I am honored.
    Reverse aging would be so much better, to know then what I know now really would have made a huge difference I think.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Those fabulous features are a souvenir from Louisiana. I found them laying no the grass at a lovely place we visited that had peacocks roaming the grounds. I was quite happy to find them… xoxo

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful compo Rhonda !!! Love the color scheme !

  • Thank you for taking the time to look & comment. Thrilled you like it…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • RC deWinter
    RC deWinterover 3 years ago

    Just superb, dear Rhonda, please submit this to RDA.

  • Thank you so much Gina.. .I am there… appreciate the invite..

    – Rhonda Strickland

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