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A is for the Angels

By helenlinda
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

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Dec 2012 9:23AM
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 Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
22 Dec 2012 9:29AM
More impressive work Helen. Best wishes for 2013.

Ken
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
22 Dec 2012 9:32AM
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.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:42AM
Thanks Carol, Ken and Ronnie SmileSmileSmile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:43AM
Very creativeGrinGrin
Merry Christmas!
Diane
Ps............. Love the avatarSmile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:47AM
Thanks Diane - I like my duck to be appropriately dressed for the season SmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Dec 2012 9:48AM
Very well thought out and assembled. And thank you for the essential meaning
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Dec 2012 9:51AM
A well written sentiment, Helen, and creative compilation. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2013.

Dave
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:56AM
A very real Christmas message Helen, well created image.

Happy Christmas.

Nick
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:58AM
Thanks Annette, Dave and Nick SmileSmileSmile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 9:59AM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 10:00AM
Thanks Nathan Smile
22 Dec 2012 10:40AM
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 Plus
9 3 72 England
22 Dec 2012 11:06AM
Great collage Helen.
Greetings to you for a Merry Christmas.
Ron
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
22 Dec 2012 11:19AM
A beautiful collage with a great message Helen ! Very well done !
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 11:22AM
Thanks Richard, Ron and Herman SmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Dec 2012 12:03PM
Great photo with great sentiments Helen, you and your family have a great festive holiday.

Regards

Trev.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:06PM
Another stunner from the Queen of montages - and thought provoking too.
Have a Merry Christmas, Helen.

Ray
22 Dec 2012 12:06PM
fine work with this one Helen one of your best for sure

Merry Xmas

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:22PM
Thanks Trev, Ray and Graham SmileSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:42PM
So well thought out Helen - an excellent montage. I hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas.
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 12:46PM
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
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
22 Dec 2012 12:48PM
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.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
22 Dec 2012 1:20PM
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.
22 Dec 2012 1:34PM
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
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
22 Dec 2012 2:05PM
Good imaginative work again.

Best Matt
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
22 Dec 2012 2:42PM
So beautifully done, Helen SmileSmile

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Andrew
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 3:46PM
Beautiful !!!!!!!!......there's only you who could create beauty from a washing-up bowl, clever stuff !!!!
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Dec 2012 4:03PM
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
22 Dec 2012 4:10PM
After reading your explanation I can only say Wow, amazing. Don
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
22 Dec 2012 4:52PM
A Verry creative Christmas greeting,and I wish you a Happy Christmas and in Welsh,my own language
"NADOLIG LLAWEN"
NettaSmile
22 Dec 2012 6:30PM
Smashing image, very nicely worked.
Have a great Christmas, my very best wishes to you and yours.

John Smile
Source 6
22 Dec 2012 11:29PM
Fantastic work
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Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 12:30AM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 8:35AM
Many thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 9:29AM
Your colour and tone choice is excellent here Helen. You really are very, very good at these.
Derek
23 Dec 2012 10:15AM
Excellent.
Rick
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
23 Dec 2012 12:16PM
Beautifully made montage Helen.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Rende
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 1:03PM
Thanks Derek, Rick and Rende SmileSmileSmile
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
23 Dec 2012 5:37PM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 5:47PM
Thanks Sylia Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
23 Dec 2012 9:37PM
Gets UA Helen.
PS. Prefer looking at this on the black bg - the enclosing white edges then become visible.Smile
Brian.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 9:58PM
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
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
23 Dec 2012 10:48PM
Beautiful work Helen - only seen it with the black bg and it's really stylish.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
Joan.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
24 Dec 2012 1:25AM

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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 7:58AM
Thanks Joan and Mavis SmileSmile
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
24 Dec 2012 11:29AM
Super, effective artwork.
Very well done.
Merry Christmas !

B. Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 11:38AM
Thanks Barbara Smile
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
24 Dec 2012 1:26PM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 1:32PM
Thanks Anne SmileSmile
Tibetan 4 3 England
24 Dec 2012 2:23PM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 2:43PM
Thanks Leon, Smile
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 2:14PM
Impressive work. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Regards
Tony
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Thanks Tony and to you too SmileSmile
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 10:04PM
Lovely work Helen, Merry Christmas to you, Peter..
25 Dec 2012 10:46PM
Merry Christmas Helen, great work..Lin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2012 9:07AM
Thanks Peter and Lin SmileSmile
27 Dec 2012 12:40PM
merry Xmas & happy new Year
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 2:16PM
Thanks Pascal Smile
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 6:21PM
Fantastic piece of work Helen, very imaginative and top quality, well done!
Shell Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 7:34PM
Thanks Shell Smile

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