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ONE FROM THE ARCHIVE — OCTOBER 2013

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Tangle Mountain © First Night Design

Tangle Mountain © First Night Design

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

So says Ratty to Mole in the first chapter of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale, only to  crash straight into the river bank.  Ah, bliss.

I feel much the same when it comes to messing about with photographs and textures to create something unique. Sometimes I crash; sometimes something wonderful and unexpected happens.  Such was the case with Tangle Mountain.

I began with this intriguing photograph of a castle in Liechtenstein by Karpati Gabor downloaded from Morguefile. I was particularly struck by the seemingly painted effect of the land and castle. The latter looks as though it has come from a Tim Burton animation.

Morguefile

Often I will try countless photographs and textures before…

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“Don’t judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.” Native American saying

Walk two moons
In my shoes.

Accept, don’t ‘tolerate’
The black, white or brown.
Love, don’t hate
The different, the down.

Praise, don’t diminish
Your neighbour or friend.
Why such a scrimmage?
This has to end.

It’s peace we all want,
Not hatred and war
Open your eyes:
Enough. No more!

Walk two moons
In my shoes.

© Sarah Vernon

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Tangle Mountain © First Night Design

Tangle Mountain © First Night Design

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

So says Ratty to Mole in the first chapter of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale, only to  crash straight into the river bank.  Ah, bliss.

I feel much the same when it comes to messing about with photographs and textures to create something unique. Sometimes I crash; sometimes something wonderful and unexpected happens.  Such was the case with Tangle Mountain.

I began with this intriguing photograph of a castle in Liechtenstein by Karpati Gabor downloaded from Morguefile. I was particularly struck by the seemingly painted effect of the land and castle. The latter looks as though it has come from a Tim Burton animation.

Morguefile

Often I will try countless photographs and textures before finding the combination that works.  In this instance, a couple of my textures with one from Kim Klassen and I knew I was almost there.
Kim Klassen

The finishing touch was a photograph I took of a wall when on holiday in Greece.

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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