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The Shell Maiden by Foxfires The Shell Maiden by Foxfires
© Aimee Stewart, Foxfires
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Shell Maiden can be seen in the inspirational Duirwaigh movie called "My Wish For You" - found here on dA: [link]

EDIT: THANK YOU!!! I'm SO thrilled to have woken up this morning to find this as a DD!!! Thank you ^Sander-Seto and everyone leaving such beautiful comments, I owe you many hugs and cupcakes!!!


*This piece is for sale privately. Please note me for details!*

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The Shell Maiden

I come from the rain of sky and sea, caught
on the web of a shoreline daisy, braced low
and spinning in carnival delight with the
kiss of Pacifica's mist.

I come from the company of driftwood and seashells, bleached white as a wedding train waiting to be worn.

The waves roll like a wedding march
announcing the union of land and deep blue dreams.
They bring a dowry of tangled vines and sand dollar spines,
and my heart says YES to this sailors treasure.

I come from the flutter of dry seaweed,
no longer rich with Oceana's brine, and yet
adorning the beach with seafoam flare,
like rice and petals clinging to the foot of a runaway bride.

Bring me the delicacies of your wedding feast, snapped up in the yellow of a jealous lover's bill, for I am treading softly here on honeymoon beds of ancient sand,
inscribing moon colored vows
on the framework
of whales.


-Aimee Stewart- Foxfires April 2nd, 2009


(Poem written at ArtFest 2009 - in Port Townsend, Washington while in the class instructed by Susan Wooldridge, author of PoemCrazy and Fool's Gold [link])




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Model: Exclusive stock - :iconmjranum-stock: :heart:
Brushes: :icongreenaleydis-stock: [link]
:iconfalln-stock: [link]
All else, mine.
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The Shell Maiden by `Foxfires ( Featured by Sander-Seto )
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Irish-Mist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Greetings from South Africa! I adore your poetry & gallery ... makes me feel like I've entered the most wonderful world from my dreams, full of colour & richness. Your talent is amazing & the world is a better place for the tapestry of art which you have woven. Each of your artworks is like a spell ... magical! :)
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dubonnet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
beautiful work!! Congrats!
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work ! :love:
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomely creative work!
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AlwaysThatSilverDoe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Aqilegna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Lovely artwork. Congratulations!
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Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
very pretty *__*
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Caelis-Avis Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured - [link]
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BubblePopPerfection Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
this is gorgeous! Its amazingly beautiful! I wish this was on my wall in my living room. Lol!! Beautiful. <3
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Orwellisms Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous! I LOVE it! <3
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Razzle-dazzle1606 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist
W.O.W. So gorgeus! It looks like a Terry Pratchett book cover!
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incolor16 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is beautiful!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I have featured your beautiful work in my journal: [link] :heart:
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LindsayLatte Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shell Maiden? what a beautiful idea :aww:
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MadalinaGulerez Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
greaaaatt !!!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Mesmerizing beautiful work! :wow: The lighting and the colors - especially in her dress - are amazing! I love it! :love:
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
your amazing and beautiful art was featured in my journal!!:dance:[link]
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JeSullivan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Your welcome
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :-)
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mistysun Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcomeee :)
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! I love both of those artists!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! What a beautiful compliment!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mistysun Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly beautiful! :D
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Hannah-the-duck Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOWA! awesome :D :D
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aoshi139 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
This is beautiful and well done.
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otaku3230 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
very good
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cicaprincessa Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
the colors are immaculate
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student
This is beautiful!
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JeSullivan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Superb
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tizjezzme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
SO very beautiful!!!
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naywrighter24 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
this is BEAUTIFUL! :)
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow - what a dreamlike quality :-)
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Writer
It reminds me too, of Josephine Wall - and Selina Fenech!
But it is absolutely beautiful! <3
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Sketchbookbt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This reminds my of Josephine Wall's work. Were you influenced by her? It's a gorgeous piece. Well done.
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el-e Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
you welcom:D
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lovemylittlelie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
woahhh. awesome.
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JigensMobsterGirl88 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Very beautiful work <3
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ilham44 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
wooooow amaaazing and very beautiful
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MagzWLBR Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I can totally see why this made a DD. Amazing work; so lovely and colorful!
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PsdDude Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Love the colors ... are amazing just like shell , pearly color effect!
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musicalbutterfly605 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
That's very lovely.
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