Project Alicia : Wordless Wednesday Linky Party: Solitude

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky Party: Solitude

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Photo taken during a blizzard in 2009.

It says "solitude" to me. The quote is by Rainier Maria Rilke, taken from Letters to a Young Poet.

"Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant..."

Text is by Ali Edwards. You can grab my 10 favorite fonts here.

I chose a texture by Shadowhouse in his texture set #2 called Hazy Shade of Winter. You can find the downloadable zip file here for the complete set.

If you have photoshop elements and missed my texture tutorial, you can find it here.

I am participating in a photoshop class by Kim Klassen called Skinny-Mini eCourse. She is a genius with textures and I've been playing with some old photos this week.

Kim Klassen Cafe

As always, thank you for stopping by. You can link up below and then make sure to check out some of the other fab WW parties.

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64 comments:

  1. What an amazing photo, Lish! And that quote? Beautiful and so true. I'm here anytime you're not in the mood for solitude. Hey, that rhymes. :) Been thinking about ya...

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  2. Love that picture...I must be from the North because I find it rather relaxing. Perhaps it's because I know I'd be cuddled up at home if it were like that outside. :)

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  3. It looks antique, just so atmospheric, gorgeous!

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  4. What a beautiful shot, stunning! And quote, perfect!

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  5. Hi Alicia,
    Yes, I was reading about your font downloads and texture downloads. I've done a few font downloads but yours opens up a new world. I love the quote and photo together. Winter is always a time of reflection for me.
    Thanks for hosting and for your kind words last week on your blog visit. David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

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  6. That's an awesome shot, but kinda creepy too.

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  7. Cool photo, in more ways than one! I think I may need to find a cheap version of ps elements, I love how this turned out!

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  8. I love what you did with the photo! :) Kim Klassen's skinny mini e-course is great, isn't it?

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  9. It goes without saying but this photo is beautiful. Thanks for adding the links for the fonts and textures that you used. Off to download some now.

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  10. Breathtaking. I'm going to have to start looking up words in the dictionary to find new words to describe your photos.

    ~Mimi

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  11. Looks like it would be a very relaxing place...

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  12. What a wonderful shot! I seriously need to learn how to use textures. I have photoshop, I just need to learn how to use it more fully.

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  13. That's a gorgeous shot, especially with the texture!! THanks for sharing.

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  14. Lish...I love this photo. Is eerie and haunting, but somehow oddly calm...

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  15. Stunning photo! The quote pairs with it perfectly!

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  16. So gorgeous! We actually have a print with a similar house hanging over bed.

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  17. Brrrrrrr....... I love my sunny CA days!

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  18. Oh wow! Your shot is kinda mysterious/dreamy/spooky...etc! Love when you can achieve more than one feeling with one photo! Love the texture work!

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  19. That shot is amazing. I know the blizzard was not nice but the photo is wonderful.

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  20. Very cool shot and great texture. I'm also participating in Kim's Skinny Mini and loving all that I'm learning.

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  21. Great picture, like the mood it creates, love the texture effect

    Regards
    Samson

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  22. Gorgeous combo of picture and quote - I have no idea what to do with textures - I guess that's why we are fortunate to have YOU!

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  23. A lovely photo ~ thank you for the textures how to, I will have to give it a go.

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  24. I love Rilke. Great quote for a great photo

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  25. The photo is gorgeous...and I'm glad you're enjoying Kim's course. She certainly is a genius when it comes to textures!

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  26. The photo and the quote go perfectly together. Beautiful.

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  27. Being an empty nester=solitude. I sure do miss my daughter/dog walker!

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  28. That is so haunting and beautiful at the same time!

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  29. I love this picture...beauty :)

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  30. Very cool. A different approach from my style as we only have sunshine here.

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  31. Love the texture that you used, it looks utterly alone, very cool.

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  32. Beautiful photo.

    Thanks for hosting.

    Michele
    http://kidswonderart.blogspot.com

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  33. Now that is an awesome photo! The quote is fitting!

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  34. I love this and the feeling it evokes.

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  35. very cool pic......reminds me of, well, home...lol (Gotta love Lake-effect snow :) )

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  36. I love that quote and the photo is, of course beautiful. Haunting and eerie, but mostly beautiful.

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  37. Love this photo. Reminds me of my years in Vermont, before kids, when I would fully embrace my solitary spirit and hibernate all winter. Loved it.

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  38. Neat photo. I'll have to check out your tutorial once I learn my way around Elements (just got the new one for Christmas).

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  39. Thank you for hosting. This is a wonderful picture! I am your newest follower.

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  40. That is simply gorgeous. I love the textures and the quote and font is perfect.

    I need to read that tutorial so I have an excuse to learn the settings on my new SLR. ;-)

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  41. That looks like a scary, spooky place!

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  42. I love the photo and the message behind it, but it makes me sad. :(

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  43. Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great evening, Candace

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  44. Thanks for hosting. Love your photo.

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  45. Stunning photograph! Thank you for the links - I love Shadowhouse Creations and Kim's textures.

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  46. That picture is so evocative. And I have to tell you how much I appreciated your texture tutorial, too! I had no idea how to do all that, or that you could download different textures and actions. Very cool!

    Visiting from Hobo Mama and Natural Parents Network!

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  47. That's simply an amazing shot!

    Mimi

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  48. Very excited link up to Wordless Wed for the 1st time!

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  49. that photo is so beautiful, a little spooky

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  50. I love seeing all your photos. You are all so talented!

    Thanks,

    Valerie
    www.thecutecouponer.blogspot.com
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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  51. ooh, that picture gives me shivers. It looks like something out of one of my nightmares. Beautiful though.

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  52. Just beautiful and so creative I love how you put it all together!

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  53. Your kids have such a passion for life and you are filling it to the rim. How wonderful!

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