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Winter creeps, nature sleeps

By helenlinda
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


Tags: Butterfly Sleep Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Digital art Get Now Some Virginia creeper Must Wildlife and nature November 2010 Textures by shadowhouse creations !!

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cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
28 Nov 2010 2:42AM
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

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debu 8 India
28 Nov 2010 3:13AM
Great work.
artcubis 11 6 United States
28 Nov 2010 3:51AM
Wonderful artistic layered image.
Skillfully done.

dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
28 Nov 2010 4:53AM
beautiful work Helen... and such a special thing to do in remembrance of your Dad...
28 Nov 2010 5:07AM
Beautiful artistic image! Excellent
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Nov 2010 6:33AM
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
Ray42 10 3 England
28 Nov 2010 6:46AM
Nice work
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 8:26AM
great work and lovely tribute - we never forget them, always in our memories
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 8:46AM
A lovely tribute.
Cormy 10 3 England
28 Nov 2010 8:48AM
A well worked and loving tribute,Helen.
28 Nov 2010 8:53AM
What a wonderful image so full of emotion Helen. I hope and pray that you get/got the sleep that you deserve.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 8:55AM
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
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
28 Nov 2010 9:00AM
you are always very creative.lesley
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 9:29AM
Great work, v1 is the best one for me.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 9:31AM
such a lovely thought behind this pretty image

polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 9:33AM
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...
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 10:05AM
I like this. V1 for me.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 10:06AM
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
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Nov 2010 11:29AM
Beautifully envisioned and executed Helen; V1 for me.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 11:33AM
Thanks Rende
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
28 Nov 2010 11:34AM
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.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
28 Nov 2010 11:47AM
The warmth of memories........beautiful, sensitive and loving image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Nov 2010 12:25PM
V2 seems to feel colder--suggesting winter, v1-- as Joline-- warmer memories!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 1:08PM
Thanks Robert, Joline and Jenn
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 3:41PM
Thanks Malc
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 4:29PM
A beautiful creation. Prefer V1.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 6:55PM
Thanks Rob
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
28 Nov 2010 8:10PM
I like V2 - the colder look seems to carry the message of taking summers beauty from us.
cirrusminor 10 380 3 England
28 Nov 2010 8:25PM
The concept of this image i really like...
But the perspective of the brickwork b/g is in conflict with the butterfly f/g

28 Nov 2010 8:36PM
I'm sure your father would be proud of your thoughts and fabulous work Helen.
Beautiful images and fabulous works of art.
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
28 Nov 2010 9:11PM
the branches act as a cage for a new life, ready to explode.
great concept, Helen
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
28 Nov 2010 9:57PM
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.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2010 10:29PM
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.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 8:13AM
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
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 8:34AM
Thanks Phil
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 8:38AM
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,
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 8:48AM
Thanks Johanna
29 Nov 2010 3:25PM
What a wonderful tribute with this image, just superb.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 4:10PM
Thanks Roy
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
18 Jan 2011 8:03PM
Love what you have done here. Of the 2 I think I prefer v2 but it's close.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2011 10:10PM
Thanks Christina

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