Thursday, 6 December 2012

Winter Landscape

Although I have the voice of a croaking toad, I love to sing. My family will tell you that I know one stanza of lyrics from almost every popular song of my generation...BUT there is always a mistake in the way I sing the lyrics and the way that the songwriters wrote it. For example, one of my favorite songs to sing at this time of year is Winter Wonderland.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

I didn't hear it quite that way. What I sing is:
 
Waltzing in a winter wonderland

So, here is my winter landscape. I started with a photograph of a blue winterscape. Next I drew the ghostly couple from the Charles Dickens' era, waltzing at the bottom. I strategically highlighted it with a glistening embossing powder (which doesn't show very well on the photo). I glazed it a bit to blur it more. I couldn't fade the waltzing couple as much as I wanted to because the photo paper doesn't lend itself well to that kind of alteration.
Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland

 

10 comments:

  1. Very beautiful Martha. It's all so romantic too. Loving that colour. Mo :0)

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  2. This is beautiful, you can almost feel the cold! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Lovely tag, so atmospheric, you chose the colours well! x

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  4. Georgeous tag, Martham, I love the colour. Your singing story made me laugh!
    Jane x

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  5. Beautiful! Love the combination of images.

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  6. Magical tag - love it :o)

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  7. Great blue colour. Its going to be 'waltzing' for all of us now! Jane xx

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  8. Beautiful - such a lovely atmospheric image, the colour is stunning and I love the little image at the bottom - very magical!

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  9. I much prefer "waltzing" - beautifully romantic and nostalgic scene

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