Wednesday, November 3, 2010

embracing my Native American DNA

46 comments:

  1. This has to be one of your most stunning images ~ ever!

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  2. This is fabulous, wonderful facial art/patterns. I'm new here, is this photo-manipulated, how is it done? Has so much depth, love the lighting, or lack of it.

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  3. A fabulous portrait.
    This a fabulous blog; I will have to see if I have more luck following you than the previous commenter.

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  4. Stunning. How did you create this masterpiece? This should be in an exhibit. It's beautiful. Let me be clear, I love love love it!

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  5. Actually, this was quite the happy photoshop accident. I'm not sure I could do it all again if I had to. It's almost as if one of my ancestors jumped out of the screen and grabbed me.

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  6. Beautiful picture willow. Do I take it you have cherokee blood in your veins? If so, lucky you.

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  7. A feeling of connection is clear...beautiful in lines and shadows...warlike, artlike all in one...easily captured the DNA memory.

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  8. Weaver, my great-great grandmother was full blood Cherokee.

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  9. I am relation to the American Blackfoot tribe. I feel honored to have Native American in my bloodline.

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  10. What a beautiful way to display your DNA. This is a fantastic photo, art piece, creation. I sense you're a happy person. You give out joy.

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  11. in an odd way we were on the same wavelength posting today....

    very creative

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  12. Willow,

    Great photo.

    Cherokee gal -- most honored!

    Trulyfool

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  13. Mysterious, dark, beautiful, painful, it seems to say many unspoken things? Thank you for the post.

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  14. It does look like you have been having lots of fun in Photoshop lately!

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  15. Wow, that's great! Very nice effect!

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  16. This is a photoshop masterpiece, Willow!

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  17. Synchronicity just hums in the air
    this fine Indian Summer day here in
    the Northwest. Mount Rainier
    shook off its cloud chapeau
    and now has pushed out her
    chest (I used to think mountains
    had male persona, but my wife
    has set me straight) and has
    blown all the clouds away.

    Your picture is stunning beyond
    belief; frighteningly beautiful.
    And, I am told, my great-great-
    great grandmother on my mother's
    side was full blooded Cherokee.
    It takes on eighth native American
    blood to claim Indian rights.
    I think you pass muster. My Indian
    blood lies too deep in the wood pile.

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  18. é uma arte interessante, diferente e os desenhos gravados num rosto.

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  19. Oh this is an amazing image. Your fabulous ancestors alive in you Willow.

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  20. What images to see, what feelings to experience, through our deep DNA?

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  21. Willow -- Isn't part of your heritage Cherokee? If it is -- your photo captures your essence well. Profound. -- barbara

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  22. This is gorgeous! You should have it printed and framed.

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  23. It suits you. Good for you!

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  24. You are fearless. I took one look at Photoshop and quickly clicked it off. Too much information. But I may go back and take a look.

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  25. Definitely tingling dna here! Lovely photo (workshop or not!). Amazing "gold" finger look! The Gold and Black looks lacquered or cloissoine! We should have a kawi and chat more about this! You're in great company! Will Rogers was a Cherokee. Reminds me of a song...Cherokee Nation. Love that song!Great Great!

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  26. wow... so creative. This needs to be placed in the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Seriously!
    :) The Bach

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  27. An artist is always alert to the 'happy accident'! A beautiful image.

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  28. You are inspirational...even to artists.

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  29. Love your self-portrait! It reflects what I love about faces...how they peel back to reveal the real person, showing all the cracks, crevasses and marks of time and experience.

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  31. Thanks, everybody! I knew those of you artistically bent would appreciate this. xx

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  32. am i still breathing?
    i think not.

    this is the most fabulous image ever.

    ...of anyone,
    ever!


    love you xxx

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  33. Wonderfully clever image, Willow! Makes an intriguing avatar.

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  34. incredibly beautiful image, lady willow - absolutely breathtaking! brava!

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  35. I signed in to follow your blog.
    hope to see you at our potluck tonight.
    any old poem would work.

    Happy Sunday evening.
    you rock.
    xxx

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