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Sad Memory by baba49 Sad Memory by baba49
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I made this exactly one year ago, a few hours before my mother died. This white flower on black illustrates the mood of those hours very well.
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Golubaja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured you in this news article [link] ;)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: and the feature. I appreciate you support :hug:
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Colliemom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured this beautiful deviation in my March journal here: [link]
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Zooreka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Lovely 'negative' :)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thank you Zoo :D I am happy that you like it :bow: Good to see you back :D
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skyebluemoon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
one beautiful but sad memory - great use of space - perfect organic shapes - the transpartency of these forms are superb - the white almnost contour lines you used for the edges of each for are perfect I make for one solid pioece of work - the placement of these forms plus knowing when to stop makes this one great composition - when you cut off some of the organic forms of what looks like a flower really adds to the 3D effect & makes the piece jump out of the great post - the Chinese used it & then the Post Impressionists used it to show depth in a completely flat painting - you are an exceptional fractal artist - I have an aunt named Babe - I love this piece cuz it is so calming even though your emotions were not that way at a time - maybe by doing this piece it helped you with all the intense emotions at the time - I am sorry what you had to go through - take care :)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your thoughtful, supporting comment :hug: Your perception of the image is awesome. I was actually very calm when I played with the flame. I tend to be calm in exceptional situations I like the illusion that if I keep the calm I can prevent other people from over reactions. My mother died very very slowly and I believed that calmness would help her to let go.

I noticed that you visited my gallery and am very touched by the many images you added to your favs. I am very touched. Thank you very much for taking the time :hug:
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skyebluemoon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Hi
please forgive me for my bad typing & leaving words out - I have an illness that messes up what is in my head to type does not reacdh my fingers - I feel very badly about it - I am glad you could understand what I was trying to say :hug: there is always one in the family that has to keep some kind of order & clam no matter what the situation is - I not only have art degrees behind me but I worked in the field of psychology before I became sick - I am like you - I have had to do this myself - I watched my mom go through a very long death - it was not easy but as you said it does help the one we love let go & follow the light home - I have a piece in this gallery that deals with this - it is titled The Way Home - I use butterflies as a symbol of a soul being released so it can fly home - I have had to use this metaphor more than once to prepare a person for their death & for some odd reason it truly helps them - I love your gallery - I just had to see it & bring something back - you make very beautiful fractals :hug: :) :rose:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never noticed any missing words in your text. I saw a cool test once where they had left out lot's of letters in every sentence and still the text was understandable with no problem. I don't notice details much and concentrate on the meaning of a test much more than how it is presented :D
The butterfly is a nice symbol for freedom. Freedom of the soul and freedom of the spirit but also for friendliness and contact among people. I love butterflies :D I go to look for "The Way Home" later when I am done with the message center :D
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Thank you very much for your kind compliment about my fractals. I know that I am not a genius, I never had any education in art but it gives me a lot of pleasure to make them and learning by doing. Making them is a great distraction for me. If one or the other piece is liked by my watchers I am happy :hug;
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skyebluemoon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
:D I saw that test on being able to read messed up wprds & understanding what you are reading - a friend of mine could not do it - I thought it was easy - butterflies are greart - I love them - you are great at making fractals - you are a self taught artist just think of that & it is a great accomplishment - be proud of what you can do - I have no idea how to make fractal - take care :hug: :D :rose:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your encouraging comment :hug: To make fractals is a kind of addiction but I have a feeling that I am growing out of it. :D
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skyebluemoon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Hi Babe
I have over 35 CDs filled with art I made in about 2 years non-stop - that is true addiction - I am finally worn out from the long creative bing - it will not be long before I am refreshed to want to make art again - we do grow out of it - good luck with your addiction :hug: :D :rose:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a time I was hooked on making stationery and then I lost interest almost from one day to the next.
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1001G Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
LOVE LOVE LOVE
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that you like it :hug: Thank you for the :+fav: :bow:
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mistywisp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Hi! I have chosen this image as part of my journal feature of some of my favourite art. [link] If you have any objections, please let me know and I will remove it. :D
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. You are very kind. I am honored :hug:
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mistywisp Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
My pleasure, Barbara! :D
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lgmac Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Wow Barb, this is so beautlful. I lost my dad 2 years ago, he had a pretty rough ending. I feel for you. I can only imagine how you were feeling at the time. Sorry for your loss. :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Lauren :hug: I felt very glad when she finally found her last sleep. We had along time to say goodbye I think if you loose somebody out of the blue it's much harder to let go. :hug:
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lgmac Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I agree. :hug:
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JennDixonPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Very emotional. I know what it's like to lose a parent.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comment and the :+fav: :hug:
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Kabuchan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Japan, white celebrates death. It is a beautiful tribute to your mother ... :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your great comment :hug:
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JigsawGurl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
:heart:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you for the :+fav:
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Wildfire2003 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Very prettyful:clap:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Barbara for your kind comment and the :+fav: :hug:
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WelshWench Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
A beautiful and touching memorial, Barbara. :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Gill :bow:
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Brigitte-Fredensborg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
:cuddle: It's beautiful!
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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RadioWonder Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
So very creative...=D
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :bow:
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gadgetgirl16 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! :clap:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that you like it. Thank you so much for the :+fav: :bow:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
very beautiful :heart:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that you like it. Thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
:hug: :blowkiss:
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mistywisp Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Beautiful in its simplicity, Barbara. :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that you like it :hug: Thank you so much for the :+fav: :rose:
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
I'm so sorry your mother passed away. I know how you feel, as mine died in 1993 and I still think of her every day. This fractal flower is a very loving tribute to your mom.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My mother was 93 and she died very slowly. I was relieved when I didn't have to watch her wasting away any longer. She was the first person I had dying at home. The day before she died was very difficult because I didn't know how much longer it would take and how the end would be. She lived until every strength had left her to be too weak to drink or eat or talk. Vanessa Redgrave in the FIlm Evening reminds me of her a lot.
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
That's very sad. My mom died at home, too. She had terminal breast cancer and there was nothing more that could be done. She was only 79 years old. My father, on the other hand, died from Alzheimers at the age of 96, after a long, slow decline in physical and mental health. In some ways, I think my mother's death was "easier" because she didn't suffer as long as Dad did. My dad had to spend the last 7 years of his life in assisted living/nursing homes. It's a good thing he saved some money because those places are very expensive!
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My mother in law has to live in a nursing home because of Alzheimer. It's already 7 years since she showed the first strong symptoms. She is 83 now. My mother didn't have Alz but three years before she died she had a stroke that affected parts of her brain and she could not be left alone anymore from one minute to another. I dread such a fate. It's terrible if you loose functions of the brain.
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
That's so true. Getting old is very scary and I don't look forward to it at all. I'm old enough right now! :wow:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is scary indeed :(
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Yenkoff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: :hug:
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