Sunday, March 25

Celebrity Dreams

Tess chose for this week's Mag #110 an image by Duane Michals, and here is my interpretation of a detail from it, together with a shadorma - a poetry form which has six lines of  3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables.

A rock star
shines until burnout
overtakes
the glitter
of footlights; skies cloud over
with disappointment.


 I thought I'd let you see the intermediate stage of the image from which I chose the detail I finally used...

30 comments:

  1. Disappointment with who we really see in the mirror...yep!

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  2. ... until burntout! Yes, that is good. But look at "The Rolling Stone's" Mick Jagger or "The Beatles" Paul McCartney (I guess they beat the odds :)

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    1. I had the singer Amy Winehouse in mind when I wrote the words, despite finding a guitar looming as I played with the original photo. Hers was such a needless death.

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  3. It's sad how unless these mega stars have someone who keeps their feet firmly on the ground of reality, can get so lost in their own hype they eventually turn to drugs/drink to solve their problems.
    Great capture.

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  4. That burnout can be disappointing....Nice poetry form ~

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  5. Unfortunately the burnout often overtakes the glitter...

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  6. You surely are a crafty manipulator! And by no means burned out.

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  7. We ALL rather shine until burnout, don't we? Nice piece, Jinksy.

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  8. Rock star burnout? Form queue please!

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  9. Interesting take, thanks for the share!

    Wander

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  10. I like the form, nice write!

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  11. The mirror has allowed me to be superhero, rockstar ad movie star. What a magical device.
    rel

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    1. Very interesting and I like the colors!

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  12. I like how deep your rabbit hole goes Jinksy !

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  13. So many just fizzle away ... great write Penny!

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  14. Yes the mirror can bring us up short for sure!!
    Love the image
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. Interesting manipulation - gotta love your style! And the words are perfect -
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, unfortunately my fingers are faster than my brain and I mistakenly deleted it instead of posting it. Argh.

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  16. Nice and true in a lot of cases. Sadly, not enough rock stars burnout for good! Not with all these 'farewell' and 'oops I'm back again' tours that come up!

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  17. Well Done! I loved how you shared the art and the method~ Very clever :D

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    1. I'd like to think people could appreciate how much thought and effort I put into the final picture - it's not often an instant happening.:)

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  18. Love your words - they just flow!

    Anna :o]

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  19. The images is are so interesting. Do you do this with a photo app filter? They're a lot of fun. And the poem too--I love the way the clouds arising from the failing of this star! K.

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    1. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 - it seems to give me an inexhaustible supply of variations. Having chosen one, I often go on to use Arcsoft Photo Studio 6, or my Paint program to alter my image still further. I often make many attempts before I find a composition which makes me happy...

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  20. Amazing... you are so creative and have a unique eye for things.

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  21. I love abstract art. You are talented indeed!

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  23. You are so creative....happy to meet you.

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  24. What an enjoyable visit. Your creativity is awe inspiring.

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