Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Amazing Photography of Susan Knight of Visual Musing Photography

Introducing the lovely and talented photographer Susan Knight of Visual Musing Photography! I have had to take it easy with my own art. I am going to try to work on some sketches today and little things, but I wanted everyone to check out Susan's photography. She is also a fabulous friend and sweet, thoughtful person-what a gift!

Susan's Version of my "Ash and Thorns" Series~ I don't think I could do this with one of her series or anyone's series if I tried and tried! Susan is so uber talented!




My Version


Her Version-she even made a crown and painted on her own "tattoos"!



My Version


Her Version-Her "Merle Hair" is a wig-it looks flawless! She even made her version of the cuff I am wearing-a gift from my dear friend Firuzan in Turkey(along with my crown)


My Version


Her Version-Look how great she got the tattoo! She did such an amazing job on the background too as well as the overall feeling of the the whole series-I am still in awe!

Inspiration from my Paintings, Monotypes and Art Dolls-specifically, their painted faces-my take on tribal face painting.





Inspiration from my Self Portraits



And, All Susan! Wow! FABULOUS!


You can find Susan's amazing photographs and more about her at her website "Visual Musings" HERE.

Susan take photographs of just about everything and they are just breath taking. She is also an amazing self portrait artists and can morph herself into just about anyone, including me! She looked through my photo stream on Flickr and came up with these amazing photographs where she has posed as "me"! I was so surprised and really honoured. She did such an awesome job! She has combined several photographs together for some of the photographs and also added in the look of my paintings, monotypes, and art dolls. I was really overwhelmed so I wanted to share my version and then her's. And, she is wearing a long wig-who knew?

When our other photo friends saw Susan's photos they screamed, "they are so MERLE!".

This made me so happy because 1)it means that I haven't lost myself in the hardships of the last few years and 2)it also means that I may actually have some tangible thing for people to go on when they think of me-something original which makes me so happy too. I have never wanted to do the mainstream thing so this is so important to me. Many thanks again and again Susan!

Thank you Magician Susan! You have made my year and so soon in!

12 comments:

KatinkaPinka said...

wow! so cool!

miss merle--i hope you are feeling weller. i'm sorry i haven't written in a bit but i am going to make time to sit down and 'challah' at you very soonly.

xoxoxoxo
katinka

RowanDeVoe said...

thanks katinka pinks! no worries! i know everyone is busy busy. i want to be busy busy but eee gads-i am just so worn out all the time. we will "challah" at each other very soon and i am always thinking of you anyway. i am still trying to decide if i like the new look of my blog-maybe not so much-i need my colours!
love!
merle

Queen Of Småland said...

What a georgeous and enchanting blog you have! I will definitely add you on my bloglist. Thank you for sharing.
Peace and Magic
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Stina

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Wow very cool photographic talent in trainloads!
& love the Rowan tree-full of ancient faery delights!

Rainey

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Heather said...

that's so fun! How neat that she liked your photos so much she made her own.
I love your photography...its so stunning and so very unique to you.

愛的理由 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Susan Knight said...

Merle!
I am only seeing this post now (been sort of hibernating since Christmas), and I am overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing my versions of you with your fans, it means so much to me to know that you like them!
xoxo
Susan

RowanDeVoe said...

oh yay susan! i adore these images! you are a magician! now, i need to give a few of your photos a try(i'm scared! but, i do have a few ideas). so glad you have been hibernating. i think we all need to do that!
xo,
merle

jasmoon-butterfly said...

luv 'susan as merle' xo

Christine said...

These photos are incredible..I love your art superimposed over the images..w-o-w!!

RowanDeVoe said...

thanks christine! susan is a magician for sure-amazing talent! she really surprised me with these and i hope i can return the favour!
take care,
merle