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Treasure Hunt by Foxfires Treasure Hunt 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]
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Artist's Notes: Anyone who cherishes the experience of reading a good book knows that there is untold riches found in the rasp of turning pages, and scouring an old book store is the best sort of treasure hunt to be had. And so I wrap up 2007 with a piece to salute one of my favorite pleasures.

This also could be considered a companion piece to one I did earlier, which to this day remains one of my personal favorites - called Ex Libris: [link]

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"When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel." - Charles Dickens

"Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh." ~Judah Ibn Tibbon

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.”
William Styron

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way”
Caroline Gordon

:rose: A poem inspired by this piece, written by :iconwizillusions: [link]

Model: :iconvalentine-fov-stock: [link]
Bookshelf: sxc.hu [link]
boat: [link]
owl: [link]
Tiny fairy: :iconsadestock:
Chest: My own stock
Texture: :icondazzle-textures:
Ladder: :iconpeace-of-art:
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't use this emoticon always.....but its the moment now :wow: i like me the idea of the girl with little proportions...but overall i love the lightning worked into darkness.

don't laugh about my shit engl :rofl:
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
heheheh thank you!!!!!!!!!!!  You are so kind!
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klacinda Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
amazing
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parsoncarter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, Aimee~ Do you mind if I use your art in my blog header image?
I really love your art. THANKS :icongein--plz:
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parsoncarter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icongrin--plz:
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90Mirabel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Love it! Picking up a book is like taking off on a new adventure!
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AuthorTrueorFalse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Hi Aimee. I love this picture. my publisher would like you to perhaps design my book cover. could i have your contact info.
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honoria811 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
oh, to be among all those books!! beautiful picture!!
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LadyJetske Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Very nice!
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Marirj2012 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
LOVE your pic, do you mind if I use it in my college's project about influencing people to read? I'll give you all the credits for it, of course. (:
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