Memories of Youth


There is a cherished time in our lives

that is unaffected by the passage of time,

It is our memories of youth.

When everything is filled with the promise of dreams,

and the certainty that we shall conquer the world,

and its riches shall be ours for the taking.

Ravages of Age


The winds of change usher in the passing of the years,

and dreams fade and die,

making way for the future dreamers.


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Welcome back, it feels like it has been a long time. (I know, guess I have aging in my thoughts) I have been down with a sprained ankle and it slowed me down a little, but I have been working on this series and wanted to share it with you. These are the first two images in my Passage of Time series. I wasn’t sure initially, where I wanted to go with these images so they have two very different looks. Perhaps the theme will be enough to tie them together. My goal in the first composite was to incorporate the feel of youthfulness, the softness of the memories that we carry with us as we age and treasure them in our thoughts. My intentions in the second image was to show the effects of aging, the passage of time, and decay. The common factor in both images is the car, in the first it is new and shiny, in the second it is a rusting, broken down heap with the surrounding vegetation taking it over and replacing it. They are both conceptual composites that are made from several of my own images that I am including in the next image. I also incorporated a little illustration and digital painting in the flowing gown, and the small hat that is caught by the morning breeze. If you haven’t had a chance to look at my gallery website, I hope that you get a chance to head over there, my work is at a higher resolution there and you will get a better chance to see things.

Here are the images that I used in both pieces.WORKUP IMAGES

I am very excited about the next several weeks. I am a featured artist in a large art gallery in Fort Myers, Fl for the month of March, seventeen of my images are going to be featured, this is such a honor for me. I am  looking forward to creating my next piece, I will share it with you soon.

I hope all of your dreams are amazing,

stay creative,

Mary Michelle





  1. I’m so pleased to read this! Good luck on the day! Remember they are privileged too to showcase your work. This is exciting. I feel like I’ve discovered someone just as they are being discovered. Joyous! 🙂

  2. elmediat

    Very impressive work. The blending of components is meticulous and the results are superb.
    Thanks for dropping by my Implied Spaces blog. It is much appreciated.

  3. I hope that the exhibition where you are showing your wonderful work is an amazing experience for you with lots of success. May many more opportunities come your way where you can remain and enjoy being creative. 🙂 🙂

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