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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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For sale as cards, laminates, prints, mounted prints, and canvasses. NOTE ME for link.

For my love, :iconstewdog: . A place for us to escape to, in a far off land.

Stock: Purchased some, and used my own photography stock as well. Links provided upon request.
Brushes: :iconanodyne-stock: [link]

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A note about watermarks:

The unfortunate reality is, I have had my artwork stolen by professionals, and SOLD....for monetary gain, in the past. And while a certain percentage of that I can shrug off and say "Gee, it's hard enough for me to make a buck off my artwork... more power to them..." it gets to be something else entirely when others completely strip my name from the work, claim it as theirs, and start turning a profit.

I'm fortunate. I'm one of the folks from DeviantArt who has gone on to have a full art career. My works can be found as a variety of products all over the world. Some artists feel as if they can take the risk in exhibiting their art with no watermark. I'm at the point where, especially with some very popular images such as this one, I cannot.

So, in a sense - yes, I agree. Seeing the watermark does ruin the experience. It's an ugly necessity. One I wish I didn't have to use. And yes, I'm fully aware that experienced photoshoppers can easily clone out and remove any watermark they wish. But perhaps it will be just enough of a roadblock for them to move onward.

All that being said, thank you SO much to everyone for the wonderful compliments. This is a very special piece to me, and I truly appreciate the support!!
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:iconmirtika:
Mirtika Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Stunning. Looks like a painting in a storybook. Sorry folks ripped you off and that watermarks are necessary, but the beauty still shines through. Best to you.
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconlorn6:
Lorn6 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
:bulletblack::bulletyellow::bulletred:...:iconplusfav:...:thumbsup:...:handshake:... The mystery of the orient ...
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:iconbojan1558:
Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic ! :love:
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:iconkijoeibon:
KijoEibon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I get a house one day, your artwork is going up on my walls! Found your work on a postcard when I studied abroad in England (I'm from Norway), in a jewleryshop in Cornwall (I think it was in Truro), and I've been a fan since!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh that is so lovely of you!!! I adore knowing my cards were there, and that you enjoy them!! Thank you so much!! Big hugs to you.
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:icongirl-interrupted-87:
girl-interrupted-87 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
this doesn't look like photo-manip at all! its gorgeous!
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:iconprakorimas:
Prakorimas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconmarichka:
marichka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Aah this makes ma happy ^^
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:iconnoemy009:
Noemy009 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Absolutely loving it !!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnoemy009:
Noemy009 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
It's well deserved ! Your work is really great :-)
I wish you all the best,
:sun:
Noemy
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:iconjaysunson91:
jaysunson91 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Would it be possible to get this for a desktop background?
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've considered doing a desktop of this. :) If I do I'll let you know!
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:iconjaysunson91:
jaysunson91 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Please do! Your art is beautiful!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That means the world to me! :)
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:iconstr12o:
str12o Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
coool!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconohohen:
Ohohen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so pretty. ;o <3
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvail-combat-irtis:
Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Whyyy watermark? Whyyy such small size? I'd love to study all details!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The unfortunate reality is, I have had my artwork stolen by professionals, and SOLD....for monetary gain, in the past. And while a certain percentage of that I can shrug off and say "Gee, it's hard enough for me to make a buck off my artwork... more power to them..." it gets to be something else entirely when others completely strip my name from the work, claim it as theirs, and start turning a profit.

I'm fortunate. I'm one of the folks from DeviantArt who has gone on to have a full art career. My works can be found as a variety of products all over the world. Some artists feel as if they can take the risk in exhibiting their art with no watermark. I'm at the point where, especially with some very popular images such as this one, I cannot.

So, in a sense - yes, I agree. Seeing the watermark does ruin the experience. It's an ugly necessity. One I wish I didn't have to use. And yes, I'm fully aware that experienced photoshoppers can easily clone out and remove any watermark they wish. But perhaps it will be just enough of a roadblock for them to move onward.

All that being said, thank you SO much to everyone for the wonderful compliments. This is a very special piece to me, and I truly appreciate the support!!
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Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I understand you fully; I had another DA gallery, and people used to steal my photographs (80%) and artworks (20% of thefts), even though I made it explicit and clear: you want to use it - contact me. Still, I wish I could see all the details. ;)
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:iconbluepengudog:
BluePenguDog Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
love the shimmering night sky
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:iconspacegirl711:
Spacegirl711 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderfully rich colour palette and deliciously painterly. Love it! :love:
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:iconalexandra29:
Alexandra29 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW!!!!!!!
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:iconclarabelle16:
ClaraBelle16 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconinkmlab:
inkmlab Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing and well done!!!! <3
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:icondeadlulu:
DeadLulu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been selected for my Artists Support Features, in my journal:+favlove:
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:icon00recon00:
00Recon00 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
lovely but to be honest the watermark kills it!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Annnd I totally agree!! However, it has been ripped for profit too many times. :( A necessary evil.
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:iconneiredhead:
neiredhead Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you. are. AMAZING! Thank you for sharing
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:iconincolor16:
incolor16 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :D
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:iconmusicianlovesart:
musicianlovesart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist
oh and i favourited it btw
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:iconmusicianlovesart:
musicianlovesart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist
So beautiful. It transports you to another place. I can imagine this as a scene in a novel.
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:iconexpraron:
Expraron Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Amy it's Bully Bill(Aaron). I'm going to say it again, i LOVE you work, so dreamlike
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Aaron!!! LOL Though I'm tempted just to keep calling you Bully Bill. lolol

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. Sometimes it pays to be a daydreamer, ya know? LOL
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:iconexpraron:
Expraron Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Hey Amy! it has a certain ring to it. it definitely does pay off to have creative daydreams, it's so pleasant.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It sure does! Never thought I'd actually be getting paid to daydream. LOL

The other day, Chris Sanders from Dreamworks (and Disney!) sent me a message, and told me *I* inspire *him*. I just about fell out of my chair. He's the writer/producer of How To Tame Your Dragon, as well as Lilo & Stitch. He was the voice of Stitch too. Yeah, I kinda had a Snoopy Happy Dance moment when that happened.
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:iconexpraron:
Expraron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Haha! i would of dropped DEAD. That is AMAZING!!! ahona means family, and family means no one gets left behind, that movies the best. did you get A picture with the creative genius?? Those movies are visually intense.
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:iconzachev2kool:
zachev2kool Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss: Thank you!
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:iconzachev2kool:
zachev2kool Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :)
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:iconpoppywaters:
poppywaters Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Wow...
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfurryhugplz: Thank you!
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:iconandsowecreate:
AndSoWeCreate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Love!
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
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:iconmoonlightmysteria:
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! This piece has been featured here! Enjoy :)
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:iconjullietteuchiha:
JullietteUchiha Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
i'm speachless! *O*
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