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Many thanks for the clicks and comments for Winter whites and especially to Kate for her User Award
This comes with my best wishes for Christmas to everyone.
The story of the birth of Christ features many angels, and I have chosen three images that I hope work together to represent them
The A is a clay tile made by a Y6 child decorated with acorns.
The angel is a sculpture in the Botanical Gardens here in Birmingham.
The textured layer is fat floating on the top of a bowl of water waiting to be washed up.

..............and the symbolism
The Alpha and Omega
The Angels spoke of glory to God and peace to men - and we certainly still need that
The textured layer- because Christmas should be fun and we should be able to be ourselves, and I love finding images in the most unlikely places [and there will be a lot of washing up too !!!!]

So please enjoy your Christmas and give some thought to its meaning and to the many who will be struggling this Christmas time

Thanks for looking
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A is for the Angels
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:22 Dec 2012 - 9:17 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Specialist / abstract
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:23 AM

A very pleasing manipulation, Helen, I love the clay tile. A calm and peaceful festive season to you, and lots of happiness for 2013. Carol

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franken
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:29 AM

More impressive work Helen. Best wishes for 2013.

Ken

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:32 AM

Very well compiled with a lot of thought behind it, Helen: and a merry Christmas to you and with best wishes for the New Year.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:42 AM

Thanks Carol, Ken and Ronnie SmileSmileSmile

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Fefe
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:43 AM

Very creativeGrinGrin
Merry Christmas!
Diane
Ps............. Love the avatarSmile

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:47 AM

Thanks Diane - I like my duck to be appropriately dressed for the season SmileSmile

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annettep38
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:48 AM

Very well thought out and assembled. And thank you for the essential meaning

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WhiteRose1
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:51 AM

A well written sentiment, Helen, and creative compilation. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2013.

Dave

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 9:56 AM

A very real Christmas message Helen, well created image.

Happy Christmas.

Nick

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helenlinda
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:58 AM

Thanks Annette, Dave and Nick SmileSmileSmile

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NDODS
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22 Dec 2012 - 9:59 AM

Your creativity, imagination and processing skills hold no bounds, another wonderfully crafted image Helen.

Regards and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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22 Dec 2012 - 10:00 AM

Thanks Nathan Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 10:40 AM

A superb collage that works well!
Very thoughtfully put together.
I'll look out for that sculpture next time I visit the Botanical Gardens!
A Merry Christmas to you, Helen!

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Maiwand
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22 Dec 2012 - 11:06 AM

Great collage Helen.
Greetings to you for a Merry Christmas.
Ron

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 - 11:19 AM

A beautiful collage with a great message Helen ! Very well done !

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 11:22 AM

Thanks Richard, Ron and Herman SmileSmileSmile

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achieverswales
22 Dec 2012 - 12:03 PM

Great photo with great sentiments Helen, you and your family have a great festive holiday.

Regards

Trev.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 12:06 PM

Another stunner from the Queen of montages - and thought provoking too.
Have a Merry Christmas, Helen.

Ray

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digital_boi
22 Dec 2012 - 12:06 PM

fine work with this one Helen one of your best for sure

Merry Xmas

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
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22 Dec 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Trev, Ray and Graham SmileSmileSmile

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AnnChown
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22 Dec 2012 - 12:42 PM

So well thought out Helen - an excellent montage. I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas.
Ann

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22 Dec 2012 - 12:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful. I love the way you are constructing these montages, taking totally unrelated images and harmonising them. This works because of the hint of gold in the bubbles, which creates a link between the other two images .Moira

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Joline
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22 Dec 2012 - 12:48 PM

The clay tile is beautiful, and you have again combined the elements well.
I wish you a very happy Christmas season, and a New Year of peace and plenty.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 1:20 PM

Brilliant choice of images to create this superb piece.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Xmas Helen and a peaceful New Year.
Brian.

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22 Dec 2012 - 1:34 PM

You are so good at these creative images. Another excellent one. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013, to you and your family........Sandy

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Herge88
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22 Dec 2012 - 2:05 PM

Good imaginative work again.

Best Matt

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ChiliMan
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22 Dec 2012 - 2:42 PM

So beautifully done, Helen SmileSmile

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Andrew

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Niknut
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22 Dec 2012 - 3:46 PM

Beautiful !!!!!!!!......there's only you who could create beauty from a washing-up bowl, clever stuff !!!!

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Dec 2012 - 4:03 PM

Excellent creative work, Helen - wish I could see photographic subjects in my washing-up bowl! Wink
Again, best wishes for Christmas, hope it's a good one for you and your family Smile
Trev Smile

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thedon1941
22 Dec 2012 - 4:10 PM

After reading your explanation I can only say Wow, amazing. Don

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2012 - 4:52 PM

A Verry creative Christmas greeting,and I wish you a Happy Christmas and in Welsh,my own language
"NADOLIG LLAWEN"
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
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22 Dec 2012 - 6:30 PM

Smashing image, very nicely worked.
Have a great Christmas, my very best wishes to you and yours.

John Smile

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Source
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22 Dec 2012 - 11:29 PM

Fantastic work
-source

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Irishkate
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23 Dec 2012 - 12:30 AM

A is for amazing - that's what you are Helen.
Another well planned piece of work with all that thought behind it.
Clever and beautiful.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2012 - 8:35 AM

Many thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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derekhansen
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:29 AM

Your colour and tone choice is excellent here Helen. You really are very, very good at these.
Derek

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headskiesfly
23 Dec 2012 - 10:15 AM

Excellent.
Rick

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Rende
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23 Dec 2012 - 12:16 PM

Beautifully made montage Helen.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Rende

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helenlinda
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23 Dec 2012 - 1:03 PM

Thanks Derek, Rick and Rende SmileSmileSmile

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teocali
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23 Dec 2012 - 5:37 PM

Superb and original work, as always, Helen. Wonderful and meaningful description. A very Happy Christmas to you and yours and all the very best for 2013.
Sylvia

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23 Dec 2012 - 5:47 PM

Thanks Sylia Smile

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bricurtis
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:37 PM

Gets UA Helen.
PS. Prefer looking at this on the black bg - the enclosing white edges then become visible.Smile
Brian.

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helenlinda
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23 Dec 2012 - 9:58 PM

Many thanks for your User Award Brian - SmileSmileSmileSmile
I have to say that it does look good with the black - so I will change the background - thanks for that advice Smile

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Dec 2012 - 10:48 PM

Beautiful work Helen - only seen it with the black bg and it's really stylish.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
Joan.

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24 Dec 2012 - 1:25 AM


Quote: Your creativity, imagination and processing skills hold no bounds, another wonderfully crafted image Helen.

Regards and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Wonderful work you do Helen . I am so impressed. xxx

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24 Dec 2012 - 7:58 AM

Thanks Joan and Mavis SmileSmile

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BarbaraR
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24 Dec 2012 - 11:29 AM

Super, effective artwork.
Very well done.
Merry Christmas !

B. Smile

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helenlinda
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24 Dec 2012 - 11:38 AM

Thanks Barbara Smile

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24 Dec 2012 - 1:26 PM

This is beautiful Helen - another wonderful quilt or should I say montage? At any rate, you do these so well, and it's obvious that you like to do them!

A wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Anne

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24 Dec 2012 - 1:32 PM

Thanks Anne SmileSmile

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Tibetan  2 England
24 Dec 2012 - 2:23 PM

Nicely done Helen, good colours and well put together but then that's what you do, and so very nicely, hope you have a lovely peaceful Christmas, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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24 Dec 2012 - 2:43 PM

Thanks Leon, Smile

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25 Dec 2012 - 2:14 PM

Impressive work. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Regards
Tony

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helenlinda
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25 Dec 2012 - 4:03 PM

Thanks Tony and to you too SmileSmile

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pdcche  3 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 10:04 PM

Lovely work Helen, Merry Christmas to you, Peter..

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25 Dec 2012 - 10:46 PM

Merry Christmas Helen, great work..Lin

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26 Dec 2012 - 9:07 AM

Thanks Peter and Lin SmileSmile

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27 Dec 2012 - 12:40 PM

merry Xmas & happy new Year

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27 Dec 2012 - 2:16 PM

Thanks Pascal Smile

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27 Dec 2012 - 6:21 PM

Fantastic piece of work Helen, very imaginative and top quality, well done!
Shell Smile

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27 Dec 2012 - 7:34 PM

Thanks Shell Smile

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