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Ok.... I am going to try to write my first ever critique here :fingerscrossed: Firstly, I love your choice of stock - it all goes together very well. ...

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Remembering
This is my entry for the 'My Sadness' challenge at :iconcastle-of-cards:

Last year (2016), my mother was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophogus and was given a prognosis of 3 months. She survived for 2 months and 1 day from the date of that prognosis. 3 days after her death, my father (who was already in the early stages of dementia) started collapsing and ended up in hospital. It was discovered that he was bleeding internally from a suspected burst stomach ulcer. He was too agitated for them to investigate with an internal camera, so they pumped blood into him to try to replenish the loss. Unfortunately, the lack of oxygen to his brain affected his memory and made him even more agitated - he had no idea who anyone was (including himself), where he was, even that the world around him existed. 13 days after my mother's death, my father also died.

I have 2 siblings, and we all pulled together to help out. I live in Spain, but went back to the UK and spent around 4 months there caring for them - we were all strong and we all pulled together. Taking dad to the hospital to visit mum every day, cooking for him, keeping house, etc. None of us begrudged doing what we had to do - we willingly did it. The result of taking on the strength for all 3 of us was that when mum died, we continued to be strong for dad, then when dad died, we could have all collapsed in a heap, but somehow you actually can't - you keep up the strength, and your grief turns inward. I know we all feel the same, and none of us have yet grieved properly and openly - perhaps we never will, perhaps it will all come pouring out one day - who knows?

Mum loved orange roses. I planted an orange rose bush in her garden, and upon returning to my home, I planted an orange rose here for her, and a red rose for dad.

I only hope that when she passes by an orange rose in heaven, she spares a thought for me.

Stock used:

Model from :iconmirish: Link

Background from :iconvalentine-fov-stock: Link

Floating Island from :iconmoonglowlilly: Link

Box from :iconthalija-stock: Link

Bed of Roses from :iconninaheather: Link

Rose from :icondarkrose42-stock: Link

Wings from :iconromanticfae: Link
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All At Sea
This is my entry for the 'Paper Boats' challenge at :iconstewed-tomatoes: at level 2

Required stock:

Paper Boat from :icondigitaldreams-art: Link

Other stock:

Background from :icondrindian: Link

Woman model from :icondazzle-stock: Link

Girl model from :icondella-stock: Link

Puddle from :iconmalleni-stock: Link

Texture from :iconinsan-stock: Link
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Master of All He Surveys
This is my entry for the 'Men in History' contest at :iconmanipulatethis: at level 2

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Model by :iconjasonbaca:

Other Stock:

Landscape from :iconcemacstock: Link

Village from :iconhermitcrabstock: Link

Horseman from :iconwess4u: Link

Texture from :iconwanderingsoul-stox: Link
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Butterfly Freedom
This is my entry for the 'Butterfly Effect' challenge at :iconstewed-tomatoes: at intermediate level

Stock used:

Model from :iconreine-haru: Rowena Braids Stock

Butterfly from :iconmalleni-stock: Butterfly Stock 35 (private use)

Watercolor Brushes from :iconmcbadshoes: Watercolor Brushes

Everything else created by me
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Yummy Pear
Biting Pear of Salamanca Fan Art - never actually considered working with a pear.... but it was fun!!!!

Pear from :iconlemon-stock: Pear

Mouth from :iconkw-stock: Mouth V

Hat from :iconroy3d: Hat Collection 15 PNG Stock

Texture from :iconshirirul0ve: Light Texture 4
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Another Membership Donation

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 1, 2017, 9:51 AM
Thank you so much to whoever gave me the 3 month core membership - I am touched, and feeling blessed. I am looking forward to 2017 being a better year for me, and hopefully I will be able to return to producing some stuff a bit more often.

Thanks again - you know who you are xxxx

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Carol Francis
Spain
I am an avid Blogger and Photoshop/Artist wannabe!
You can find my blog at www.graphix1.co.uk
You can follow me on Twitter: @graphicstuts

Current Residence: Spain
Favourite genre of music: Soul
Operating System: Windows
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy
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MariaLoikkii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, used your gradients here, on the floor in the picture ;)
Thank's so much! marialoikkii.deviantart.com/ar…
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic
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WannieWirny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a nice day with your family
Though I'm not as active on dA anymore, you're still one of my favourite people on here :D
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Thank you so much... I also am not so active on here these days, life kind of takes over!!!
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   General Artist
Hey!

Check out ManipulateThis new challenge, "Tales Of The Fae"! You have 6 weeks to get your entry in,
so don't idle! You can find the info here:
thefantasim.deviantart.com/jou…

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mshellee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav Carol!! :)
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AprilLight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Thank you so much for faves my friend :iconrosablu:
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Doucesse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. Thanks a lot for this gift !! :tighthug:
I do not know what to say. You've been very kind, my dear! I appreciate it !! :excited:
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
You're very welcome xx
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CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday Carol :party: :boogie:
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