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By the Light of Fireflies by Foxfires By the Light of Fireflies 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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Peeking through a knothole,
I quickly come to realize...
In the heart of winter, grand stories are read
by the light of fireflies...

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Credits:

Squirrel: Rendered by me in DAZStudio
acorn: [link]
book: [link]
snow: :iconyana-stock: [link]
All else my own photo stock or hand painted by me
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Adorable. It warms my heart. Lovely work. :love:
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bitchinblack Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are the Queen of fantastical animal photomanipulations; Taking a scene with a cute, cuddly critter and just making the most amazing and gorgeous manips with them. :heart:
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you SO much!!! I've been really jonesing to do some more animal pics. They are what makes me truly happy. :D
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bitchinblack Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad!! You're one of the best, if not best of all, that I have seen who makes this kind of manip. It really is amazing how you give them such life and fervor. :D
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HenrikeD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Artist
This is lovely and heart-warming! Such a cozy warm rabbit hole! Mr. rabbit looks great too, he looks like he is quite the reader. :giggle:
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Jade-Vixen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
So imaginative. Love the contrast between the storm and the cozy den.

Beautifully executed.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much Jade!
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BalletBeachgirl25 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, he soo sweet and cute! hehehehe.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
heheh aww thank you!
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
that is adorable comfy too great detail and colors
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aww! I love your paintings of little, secret, magic places!! This is wonderful!
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Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is too cute!
:giggle: now i know wehre the lightning bugs go in winter!
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Modernmilk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
wow. this is really special. have you ever illustrated a kids book?
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I haven't yet, but it is a definite goal for the near future. :) I would love to be able to do that.
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neshill Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Although the depth of field effect is used kind of clumsily, this is a wonderful piece ;D
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
A Masterpiece of Cuteness!!!
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:iconthorvold:
Thorvold Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing.
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is TOO TOO cute I love it!
Is DAZStudio hard to use I like the look of the squirrel he doesn't look Poserish at all.
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!

You know, I have a love/hate relationship with DAZ. lol It's not really difficult to use, but...it's also not the easiest thing in the world. However the squirrel is pretty straightfoward. :D Of course, I had to overpaint him to take away the 3Dish quality...but that's fun, I don't mind doing that at all.

I would love to experiment with the models more, but I've found that the models I really want to use, I have to purchase a whole labyrinth of other products in order to make them work... so I just haven't wanted to spend the money getting it all set up yet. But in the end I think it's a worthwhile tool to have. :D
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate that when they offer one cool thing but you gotta buy 10 crummy ones in order to get it! What a racket I wish I'd thought of it!! :giggle:
Again it's an adorable piece, I'm such a fan!!! :clap:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Magical. Great concept and composition. :clap: :D
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:iconweelittlesoul:
weelittlesoul Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The snail made me squeee! :D
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JIMCAREYPHOTOGRAPHY Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
this is gorgeous
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Nikaleena Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cute & clever! He ought to have a few nuts to snack on as well! ^^
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:iconciaconna:
ciaconna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Lovely, it's such a sweet scene!
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So lovely ! :love:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
So cute ! :love:
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Jenna-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me very much of Brian Jacques "Redwall" book series... It feels very warm, and nicely seasonal. I wish I was in there with him!

And the little poem that goes with it is very cute, too :aww:
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ava841122 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
very nice colors...:star:
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Beautiful
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BazzleStock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
a very cute Idea I very much like this
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:iconballoonplz: Thank you!
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MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
This is so creative! What a lovely idea! :aww:
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:iconballoonplz: Thanks so much!
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
So full of your whimsical magic. :+fav:
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Bill! :iconfurryhugplz:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhhh this is fantastic!!!! And so cute! :clap:
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Cindy!! :giggle::iconballoonplz:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Luaprata91 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is photomanipulation?? oh my god!!! @___@ you're so great doing this!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D :hug::iconballoonplz:
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nightpeddler Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Awww, she looks really cozy! There's nothing like a good book and cold wintery weather. :)
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! And you are so right - it's one of life's nicest pleasures. :iconballoonplz:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
wow..just wonderful!!!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :iconballoonplz:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
yw my dear!! :heart: loved your work..
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:iconballoonplz: Thank you!! And you are so right - at first glance it's a bit of a puzzle, then you realize. :D
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Toefje-Kunst Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely
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