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This piece is for =freaky665's "Dreams and Fantasies" Contest.

When i was a little girl i had vivid nightmares that a cloaked hag was coming to take me away. It was horrible and so real to me that it affected me for years. In a sort of contrast to this dream i always had a dream i was flying through a mythical forest (with faeries and goblins and elves.....every creature i had loved and read in books).

The as i grew up the nightmares subsided and so unfortunately did the wonderful forest dreams. It seems that all good things come with a sinister side. You can not have one without the other.

However, just after this contest started i had another dream. The most vivid and real one i can remember (all the dreams of my early childhood had faded into a blur). It was the cloaked woman again but this time she had a scythe. And she was searching for me.

I was in this village and she was there following me, killing everyone vicously. I didn't knew who they were but they were dying because of me.....

and then i woke up.

And in that strange moment between dreaming and waking i was partly still dreaming. It was (apart from my panic attacks) one of the scariest moments of my life. Thinking that cloaked woman was coming to creep up and open my bedroom door, that my family were already dead.

I was paranoid for several nights afterwards, scared to sleep lest she return to haunt me. It took several weeks before i could sleep peacefully and without fear.

And then the wonderful happened. A single night i had the wonderful forest dream. As with the nightmare i had just experience this was wonderfully vivid. I was flying through the most beautiful foresti had ever seen or i was sure ever would see.

Creatures of every colour and shape watched me fly overhead. Then a new stage of the dream began. I was floating weightlessly over seamless ice, warm light enveloping me......I was compltely relaxed....completely at peace....and i felt liberated.....

Liberated rom normal life, and the cares of exams and money.....all of it was gone. And then i woke. It was sad but i was so grateful for the dream i'd been given.

So when i went on DA the next day and saw =freaky665's contest i knew i should try and make my wonderful dream a reality.

I tried to capture the sense of freedom, movement, joy and brilliant colours in on piece....and it was unbelivably hard but i am pleased with the result.

I know that it is nowhere near as special and wonderful as the dream was but then that wasn't the reason for doing this. I wanted to encapsulate a smalle piece of my wonderful world....to have it forever.....

and i think i've acheived that.

:heart:

(I might do an accomany piece of the woman in the scythe if i can find the right stock in time and also whether i can pluck up the courage to try and make her reality.)
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Stock Credits

[link] by *faestock
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by *kuschelirmel-stock
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by *resurgere by `dholms
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by *redheadstock
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Given 2008-07-04
What caught my eye was the fantastic soft and fluent oil painting quality achieved with Let go by =Behana.
As the suggestor says: "The way the artist manages to create oil painting effect with photomanipulation, the depth and the peace, harmony those colors chosen give, the soft, warm feeling... I wish I could have better words to describe that work what have enchanted me.. I have seen many many manips but I think never have I been so amazed by the simplicity, the beauty and so well a balanced composition." ( Suggested by Iardacil and Featured by IreneLangholm )
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DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
stunning!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
:iconfloatingheartplz: :iconwelcomesignplz: :iconfloatingheartplz:
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
a well deserved DD, such a beautiful photomanip! *__*
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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CalamityJade Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome! :blowkiss:
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tabsquared Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite lovely and well deserving of a DD. Well done.

Tommy
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much!
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aamran Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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ENAM Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010   Digital Artist
wow , I like the dreamy feeling in your works :+fav: :hug: :rose:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I try to experiment with textures and colour as much as i can. I try to achieve painterly/dreamy effect. I loved the painterly effect in your works!
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ENAM Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010   Digital Artist
oh , the same is here :lol:... and I particularly liked the colours in yours..they're so warm and gentle :aww: I'm pleased to meet you sweetie :heart:
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Behana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you! Using warm colours are my favourite!
Yes indeed...it all seems very sudden but i love discovering new galleries of nice artists.
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st0len Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
i lovelovelove this.
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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christinegeier Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009   General Artist
featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) xx
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart: This amazing piece has been featured in the World Of Art. Congratulations on your amazing talent!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) xx
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009   General Artist
Stunning work!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) xx
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redweatheredmuse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
sounds like you've been to summer land with the fairies, thankyou for sharing you're dream with us, its beautiful :)
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) xx
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redweatheredmuse Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
yer welcome! hope u had an awesome samhain!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it was awesome! You?
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:iconhmcgee:
hmcgee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow amazing!!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconbrashier:
Brashier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Holy crap!!!! This is awesome!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much!
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:iconiardacil:
Iardacil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
ooo.. congrats sweety.. I am so happy for you.. :D
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love::smooch:
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:iconfleurevette:
FleurEvette Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Simply wonderful.
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much :love:
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FleurEvette Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Student General Artist
Thanks.
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AF-studios Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Wonderful work dear,so soft and warm :heart:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, yes i tried to make it almost glow with happiness and freedom.
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SylwiaS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats dear :) :clap:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :glomp:
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:icondnangela:
DNAngela Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
This isn't an oil painting?
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, sadly not. Although it was my aim. I experimented with loads of textures.
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DNAngela Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Well, it looks exactly like an oil painting.
I think you achieved the look your were aiming for.
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:icondnangela:
DNAngela Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
xD
You are very talented.
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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DNAngela Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
xD
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty! 8D nice job on this!
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :love::glomp:
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:iconimilla:
imilla Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) :hug:
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