Michael’s Tears

Michael’s Tears

I found the tears
I cried for you
wadded up in a tissue
in the pocket of a coat
that I hadn’t worn
in almost a year

since your funeral

I found them
right before church
where the message was
to seek guidance
to say “yes” to God
even on a cold February day
when there is snow
clinging to the ground
lingering
refusing to go away

just like last year

Just like last year
when I walked by your casket
on the way outside
into the cold light
when I thought
what a crying shame
to bury a California boy
so deep in cold Missouri clay

Joy

Joy

This is a composite image created in Photoshop. It was commissioned as a web banner for TouchedbyaHorse.com. It features a horse named Romeo, a paper background and then overlays of Photoshop brushes.

Creating composite images is a passion of mine. The technique used in this image is a collage of filters and brushes and background and masks. Each one of the composite images I create is a labor of love, and I spend a lot of time editing and re-editing.

This image is named “Joy” because that’s the feeling it gives me. I love this horse’s sassy attitude (he’s really a sweet heart and a bit of a comedian) and paired it with the yellow butterflies (yes, you’ll see a lot of butterflies in my work, I’m drawn to them and what they symbolize) and the passionate orange brown colors.