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Ink and packing tape transfer on old book page.

The size of the full view is sufficient on my monitor, leave a comment if it seems it should be larger.
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:iconmreid973:
mreid973 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Nicely done. A concise poem that ruminates about time and life and opportunities. It is lyrical as a whole, and perfectly complemented by your color palette and the use of the transfer.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, it's been a while since anyone looked at this. Appreciate you taking the time and leaving the thoughtful comment.
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:iconmreid973:
mreid973 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Now that I'm on a blackout poetry kick, I ran through the #DailyPoetics gallery today and commented sporadically.
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:iconroovel:
roovel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
delicious.
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks very much, Georges. it's one of my favorites of my own work.
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:iconroovel:
roovel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I do know why. Pleased.
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larroney Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Writer
Lovely!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very kindly!
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Liberance Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
OMG...this is one of the finest pieces of conceptual art I have ever seen...

Your vision is contemporary and unique...

Fine Art...you should be having exhibitions in real life...your pieces might be wanted for collectors of fine contemporary art...and you could sell them for a lot of money, no kidding :thumbsup:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, that is such a great compliment! I really appreciate it. :)
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:iconliberance:
Liberance Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
it's not a compliment, it's a FACT :lol:
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
:faint:

Thanks!
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:iconroovel:
roovel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
truly beautiful :clap:
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:iconrichardleach:
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks very much indeed!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
:lol: you imp!
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
:giggle:
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:iconmarkus43:
Markus43 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Careful not to get burned digging up flames...only close enough to light the embers...slow burn
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
The necessary caution for the needed heat.
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nintendawg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009   Interface Designer
i like this. I've recently done something similar. The size is good too.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks, and thanks. look forward to seeing your piece if you want to post it.
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szysz-szysz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
little red bird can sleep near the trumpet.
:thumbsup:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
absolutely :D
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:iconfredfree:
fredfree Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
yes.

:}
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
that's a beautiful word, "yes" - thank you, fred!

and big thanks for the fave.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
WHat an outstanding idea and beautiful result :faint:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Aw, you put a big grin on my face with that comment, Ulrich! Thank you so very much! :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That was the general idea :lol: No - cut. I really liked that idea very much :nod:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
I admit it - I was pretty happy with that one myself. I have a little anxiety about almost everything I post. Friends' feedback means a lot. :handshake:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:relax: man :relax: - is it a hymn book you started off with? Long time ago - when internet started - I put on a quiz about first line of novels, just fro friends. Now with this you made me think about a "poll" in a similar way ... :highfive:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
My wife thought it was a hymn book, too, when I showed her the piece, but it was a poetry anthology from 1929. Lots of the pieces are from the 19th century, so they have a certain old-fashioned feeling from that time. There are actually a few good poems in it. But there are many that are not so good. And the pages are wonderfully browned. So... it's gradually being taken apart.

Good poll idea! :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Taking apart - this is the word, for sure. And poetry - not really so close to my sort of reception. Bjt certainly love the idea and the results ...
Also I am also moved by the closeness of emotions in history when compared to present day ...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
That's right. Human emotions are what they were, though we think we are new kinds of people with our technology and our (relative) wealth. It is fun sometimes to read old poetry, because there is no pressure to enjoy it - it is not hip or happening - if I condemn it or do not get it no one will care - but if I come across lines that speak to me they are doing it in a very direct way.
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conatgion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
gorgeous
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Conat. Much appreciated.
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
yes, this, indeed makes sense.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks, kat. :)
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Those are very very straight for your first lines! They could be some kind of secret code that the spies in PA use..
(But seriously)nice work! I like the transfer a whole lot, too!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate it. That little transfer was hanging around waiting for a home - it serendipitously found the text piece.
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perfect.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
aw, that's so nice. thanks.
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steve2727 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Clever use of words! and visually absorbing!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's sincerely appreciated.
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
it seems i love absurdity :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
it is not at all absurd to do so! - and much appreciated :hug:
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GeorginaRagazza Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Excellent! I love the Dada style with the words :)
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconemartel:
Emartel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
"I dare an inch!"
"I fear this little bird!"

gems...
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
A great compliment, thanks so much.
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joanawn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I love it!
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