Transformation by rocamiadesign

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words that describe this image:
kathleen emerson, roca mia design, transformation, butterfly, metamorphosis, batik, purple, flowers, photomanipulation, pastel colors, renewal

329 views and 41 favorites as of 1/1/11.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

The Koine Greek word used for “transformed”, in the above verse, is metamorphoo, which is the word that also gave us “metamorphosis”. Because of the metamorphosis that caterpillars go through to become butterflies, these beautiful creatures have become a symbol of transformation.

I’ve been thinking a lot about transformation lately. I believe that it is never too late to transform yourself, no matter how old you are. I’ve decided that my personal transformation will consist of forgiving everyone who has ever hurt me or my loved ones and refusing to say anything negative about anyone. Watching my mouth is the hardest change to make, but I believe that it can be done.

To make this image, I started with my Fireweed photo and inversed the colors on it. I added my own texture, which was made with the Redfield UMatrix plugin and modified with several filters in Photoshop UF. I placed the texture between layers of the image to give it a subtler look, and then added the butterfly.

If you look below the flowers on the right, you will see a man or woman, looking toward the butterfly, striving to make the same type of transformation.

Below is the original image that I used to make “Transformation”. Photo taken with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

FEATURED in the RedBubble Featured Art and Photography gallery.
8/26/10 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
8/27/10 – Featured in RB’s POPULAR ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
8/26/10 – Featured in the BITS AND PIECES Group.
8/30/10 – “Pic of the Week” in the BEFORE AND AFTER Group": Mike Oxley writes, “A beautiful, ethereal work. A wonderful composition with lovely complementary colours.”
8/30/10 – Featured in the BEFORE AND AFTER Group.
8/30/10 – Featured in the INSPIRED ART Group.
9/3/10 – Featured in the REPRESENTATIONAL DIGITAL ART Group.

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TOP TEN WINNER in the Just My Imagination challenge hosted by The World As We See It group.


  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Love this!!!!!
    and wow! Your words!!!!!

  • Thank you, Robin! I’m honored that you like it.

    – rocamiadesign

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful….Robin it is all Exquisite!

  • Thank you very much, Cee!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing kathleen. I would have to agree with Robin and Cee… Exquisite!! I love your words too hun. Bravo! :)

  • Awww….thank you so much for your wonderful words!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 4 years ago

    Great colors and textures! LOVE it!!!!

  • Thank you so much, Daisy!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Corri! I’m glad you like it.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Clever and beautiful !

    Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

  • Thank you very much! I love the banner!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    you’re welcome hun. :)

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    How beautiful this is. Gorgeous colors.

  • Thank you, Bunny! I’m glad you like it. I’m fairly new to photomanipulations and was a bit nervous about uploading it, but my family members really liked it and encouraged me to take the plunge.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    This is so lovely!

  • Thank you!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    Transformation is a wonderful thing and can and will happen at any age. I am in transforamtion right now myself so I fully understand. This is a fabulous creation of art.!!

  • Thank you so much, Deborah! I agree with you. I think that if we don’t keep changing we’ll stagnate.

    – rocamiadesign

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