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Well Winter has well and truly arrived. One day we are celebrating the glorious colours of Autumn and the next day we are in the clutches of the ice and snow. The creeper has well and truly got us pinned to the wall.

It would have been my father's birthday today. I'm up into the wee hours making something with him in mind. Thoughts of winter sleep, rest, and new life that will return in the Spring come to mind.

Miss you Dad and love you lots.

So this is a break from my boxes, and a more thoughtful image for Sunday.

Thanks for Looking

Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Winter creeps, nature sleeps
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:28 Nov 2010 - 2:23 AM
Tags:!!, Butterfly, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Get, Must, November 2010, Now, Sleep, Some, Textures by shadowhouse creations, Virginia creeper, Wildlife / nature
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 2:42 AM

two superb pieces of art here Helen, I am sure your dad is looking in on you and is feeling so proud of his talented daughter
Neil

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debu
debu  4 India
28 Nov 2010 - 3:13 AM

Great work.
debu

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 3:51 AM

Wonderful artistic layered image.
Skillfully done.

Catherine

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
28 Nov 2010 - 4:53 AM

beautiful work Helen... and such a special thing to do in remembrance of your Dad...

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
28 Nov 2010 - 5:07 AM

Beautiful artistic image! Excellent

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 6:33 AM

A wonderful tribute, Helen, he would love to have seen this beautiful image. It's the anniversary of my father's passing in 7 days, always a very emotional time. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 6:46 AM

Nice work

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 8:26 AM

great work and lovely tribute - we never forget them, always in our memories

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 - 8:46 AM

A lovely tribute.
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
28 Nov 2010 - 8:48 AM

A well worked and loving tribute,Helen.
Regards
Alan

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 8:53 AM

What a wonderful image so full of emotion Helen. I hope and pray that you get/got the sleep that you deserve.

Mike

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 8:55 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. Its difficult to know if it is appropriate to post personal images, but I'm glad this has been received well

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 9:00 AM

you are always very creative.lesley

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 - 9:29 AM

Great work, v1 is the best one for me.
Dave

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 9:31 AM

such a lovely thought behind this pretty image

Linda

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 9:33 AM

I miss my Dad so much as well...
This is my kind of image, and Vi with the extra warmth is the winner this morning for me...
Hugs,
Pauline

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 10:05 AM

I like this. V1 for me.

Steve.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 10:06 AM

Thanks Lesley, Dave, Linda, Pauline and Steve
I actually uploaded them in the reverse order Pauline, and then took them down and re-loaded with the warmer version first. Cold is right for winter, but precious memories bring some warmth with them Smile

Last Modified By helenlinda at 28 Nov 2010 - 10:07 AM

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Rende
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28 Nov 2010 - 11:29 AM

Beautifully envisioned and executed Helen; V1 for me.
Rende

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Rende

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ketch e2 Member 7770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 11:34 AM

Hi Helen - A fitting tribute if ever there was one. Life for us all is so transitory but we only really honour this when we lose someone special. But it is so good to have memories, I don't think any of us would ever trade them.

Image - well its evocative of that fleeting pulse of life - for me I really like first version - the colours do it for me.

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Joline
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28 Nov 2010 - 11:47 AM

The warmth of memories........beautiful, sensitive and loving image.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 12:25 PM

V2 seems to feel colder--suggesting winter, v1-- as Joline-- warmer memories!
JEnnnn

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 1:08 PM

Thanks Robert, Joline and Jenn

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28 Nov 2010 - 3:41 PM

Thanks Malc

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 4:29 PM

A beautiful creation. Prefer V1.
Rob

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 6:55 PM

Thanks Rob

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28 Nov 2010 - 8:10 PM

I like V2 - the colder look seems to carry the message of taking summers beauty from us.
Brian.

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cirrusminor
cirrusminor e2 Member 6380 forum postscirrusminor vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 8:25 PM

The concept of this image i really like...
But the perspective of the brickwork b/g is in conflict with the butterfly f/g

Tim

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bromley-smith
28 Nov 2010 - 8:36 PM

I'm sure your father would be proud of your thoughts and fabulous work Helen.
Beautiful images and fabulous works of art.
Tony

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 9:11 PM

the branches act as a cage for a new life, ready to explode.
great concept, Helen
francesco

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 9:57 PM

Two beautiful pieces of work, I think I just slightly prefer the warmer coloured one. I'm sure your Dad would have been proud of your work and your imagination.
Jann
xxx

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 10:29 PM

Thanks Brian, Tim, Tony Francesco and Jann.
Tim many thanks for pointing that out - I really should have tilted the butterfly first - its amazing how something as obvious as that can get overlooked.

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phil99
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29 Nov 2010 - 8:13 AM

Beautiful ,artistic and very creative work in the memory of your Dad . My Dad died aged 96 in July so I can share similar thoughts with this image .Thanks for sharing.....Phil

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 8:34 AM

Thanks Phil

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 8:38 AM

Awwwwwwww, you know what I am thinking about Helen????
Both versions are terrific, one more autumnal, one more inspired by the snowy landscape outside... superb work once again,
Johanna

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 8:48 AM

Thanks Johanna

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29 Nov 2010 - 3:25 PM

What a wonderful tribute with this image, just superb.
Roy

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29 Nov 2010 - 4:10 PM

Thanks Roy

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ccb
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18 Jan 2011 - 8:03 PM

Love what you have done here. Of the 2 I think I prefer v2 but it's close.
Christina

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18 Jan 2011 - 10:10 PM

Thanks Christina

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