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By The Wind by Foxfires By The Wind by Foxfires
©2007-2008 Aimee Stewart, Foxfires - please see my CC Terms of Use before considering using this image for any personal or commercial use [link]
(Please do not repost this on Photobucket or Flickr!)
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And now for something completely different (thank you, Monty Python. lol)

This was a fun thing I did yesterday, for the Affirmation Monday project created by the wonder-duo of Angi and Silas from Duirwaigh Gallery. [link] I have never really incorporated text into my artwork, so it was fun thinking of my own inspirational words, and fitting them into a picture.

I decided to go with a more 'collage' type of feel for this. I had to really fight my blending urges, and let the picture almost appear 3D. In the end, I really enjoy how it turned out! Almost like a journal page, or something like that.

I hope you like it too! :hug:

EDIT: OH! I almost forgot - the link to describe what 'by-the-wind sailors' are! :D
[link]
In short, they are a small type of jellyfish which float on the surface of the water, and have little sails on the top which help catch the sea breezes and move them along.

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Credits:

:iconzombiestock: [link]
:icon1lovesdevine: [link]
:iconpersephonestock: [link]
paper parasols: Purchased from photos.com - photo ID numbers 22595871 and 22596411 (I put the ID numbers, because dA's default emote program makes long links go haywire. :( )

Photo of Cannon Beach: Taken by my husband - :iconstewdog:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Beautiful colours, and all the elements of the piece work wonderfully together. :love:
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Heather713 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You're work has been featured here: [link]
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ClarisseMcC135 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
really nice!
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Mishkin-Rayman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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PurpleLotusPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I have featured this wonderful piece here [link] :love:
Please fave the article to help spread the joy! :dance:
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Our-Lady-King-Katie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
oh now i see what a by the wind sailor is: jellyfish how cool!
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shija Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hihi this is sweet x3
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pandapaws Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Very Nice :clap:
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getcarter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Photographer
fantastic piece of work!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:iconflowerdanceplz: Thank you sweety!!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008   Photographer
you´re very welcome! :hug:
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annie252 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
:wow: :clap: :wow:

I think this is one of my favorite photomanipulations of yours... ever. I love the colors, the concept, the idea, the text... basically just everything about it!!!
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annie252 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
well I love a lot of your photomanipulations... so that might have been a slightly hasty comment :D
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allnaturalphoto Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
This is so cute! I like your manipulation a lot because its illustration-like style!
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Fantastically well designed and delicately color choreographed; fresh, airy, and delightfully musical...
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Babybewitches Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Such a great art work!!!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work!! It has a feeling of an old Ad in a magazine from the 30's.....

Let's hope the 'Spanish Inquisition' doesn't find out about it :slow:
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:iconzaichick:
Zaichick Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I love it! this is the direction I have been wanting to go in as well!
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cryingsorceress Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
This is like an optical illusion! Some parts look flat and some parts 3D. Awesomesauce!
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napanjuma Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi. I featured your work here [link] and i hope You don't mind.
Kisses,
napa

:aww:
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vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I think it looks amazing. Love the girl floating above. This is so whimsical and composition's so nice. :love:
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Alexi035 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Beautiful! It reminds me of the style of old ads, but it's also very dreamy! :D
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Andaya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Beautiful work:)
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miss-apple-pie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
beautiful *_*
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chocolate-therapy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
This is so different, I love it. :heart:
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Riastrad729 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
:thumbsup: Love it! :D

Cheers. :beer:
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Nikaleena Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love it! It's so different from your usual work and absolutely fanTAStic! It's so carnivalesque meets inspirational door-poster, lol if that description makes sense :XD:
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
ooooh wonderful!
i love it!
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:icondead-poetess-society:
I love the old carnival feel!! Great colors.
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:iconzombimation:
zombimation Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love it, very playful :)
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echochina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love the fashioned outfit and.... it is wonderful all over.
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
:wow: I love this, the whimsy and delight in the image is so obvious, its lovely :hug: :heart:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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TigerYna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
very different of all i've seen here! nice!
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Asunaphel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is very coool!!! loving it!!! :love:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Photographer
It's beautiful! :love: I love how the designs in the bg are umbrella shaped. The orange and blue colours are lovely :heart:

(The only teeny tiny thing I noticed was that the reflection of the parasol in the sand looks just a little out of place. The reflection of the cape in the bg is almost exactly like the cape itself, with just a little distortion from the water ripples whereas the reflection of the parasol is noticeably darker than the parasol and the rippling is "heavier". I believe that if the reflection was a bit clearer and like the original that it's reflecting, then it would look a bit more realistic. Just a teeny suggestion if you'd have it :blushes:)

Apart from that, though, everything is lovely :D I love the little oval behind the model, and the shadow behind the top parasol that makes the sky look like a wall, and gives it that journal effect you were going for. This definitely warrants a :+fav: :D
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xxGWENxx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
What a nice fresh "change". :clap:
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doortoang Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wondefull! Love the composition =)
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent. :+fav:
I really like the part "I float on inspiration, and am carried to distant shores..
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
That is AWESOME. I love the poem and the idea behind it, especially the "every seventh wave" line. Because it is true that inspiration for art comes in unexpected places and times.
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retroXrainbox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love the retro style, the colors, your quote - everything about this piece. Wonderful & Amazing!
:heart::boogie::love:
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Magda84 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
good composition! <3<3
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beanhugger Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Ooh, this is cute! I think the words are fantasticly placed. :love:
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youkobutt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
It's absolutely gorgeous! I like how you used various colors in the backgrounds and foregrounds that mix together and create a very solid feel to the picture! Also the reflection of the umbrella thing in the water is beautiful! The whole image looks terrific, great job!!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Wonderful!!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss: Thank you!!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
:)You are always welcome!!:hug::wave:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love it it´s playful, creative, different and I just fell head over heels for this one,,so wonderful to see different styles,,,big :hug: from me
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :hug::heart:
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AprilMcGuire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
I love it, I cannot really place why or the type of picture this would be, its has a uniqueness all in its own :D
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