I used an image of my cousin as a child-she had a towel around her from swimming. She has air-dried mostly, but I added more hair..the pic is about 11 years old. I used a texture I made with watercolors, and a darker swirled color texture from “Evanescentdream”. I superimposed the images in Picasa and adjusted the color and some other effects in Piknik. (glow tool, and a pastel vignette)
This was a quite simple creation done recently. It is what I imagine to be the “dreamworld” of a child that is trying to escape from the bondage of life’s evils, cruelties, and terrors that they sometimes face at the hands of the people that are supposed to “care” for them. We know that many adults in the world are children themselves and are not fit to parent children. There is a place where a confused and abused child goes in daydreams, or sleeping dreams, that the Great Spirit provides them for safety, love, strength, and instills in them hope that another day, will be better, and one day they can escape and be free of another’s web of pain in which they are caught.
October 3, 2011