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The Safest Place by shadowgirl The Safest Place by shadowgirl
In every forest, everywhere, life continues...

Like the trees that fall soundlessly when no one's around, the safest place is often right under your feet -- you don't know about it if you're not there.

Life is buried there lovingly by the hands of a Mother. She goes unannounced with her duties; quietly digging the soft, fertile earth so that the one acorn that was not stolen by the squirrels could find it's way into the ground.
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StarSeed9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I could almost cry ! It resonates so much with me ! Thank you
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shadowgirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you saw something in her :)  She's always been one of my favorites, even after I sold her.
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queenxelizabeth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
This is beautiful.
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Iohannis Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
The trees are quite incredible. A lot of art in dA is quite gloomy or violent, so it's refreshing to find delicate, sunny, lush, fertile art. Featured [link]
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sandorah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I really loved the tree! *-*
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lucidflux Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is a really nice series--the tenderness in this one is really palpable. :D
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TeaPartyAtTheMalfoys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
looove all 3!!!
b-e-a-u-tiful!
it looks amazing!
such a wonderful sense of serenity and fantasy
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:iconwolfofheavenokami123:
Wow, so beautiful <3

I love how you put a woman somewhere in the scene, it makes the picture look so pretty :D
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brad269 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
A perfect wedding present last Fall, Laura. They still love her, of course!
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ShadowFlame05 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Beautiful. . .

Its nice to know we haven't all forgotten where we came from, and who our true mother is.
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squiglemonster Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like the tiny bit of red on the flowering tree. The warm brown you used for the earth where the woman is growing really draws the eye.
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EarthGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
This is amazing!! Love it :hug:
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Fariam Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
This is absolutely stunning. beautiful art and beautiful story behind it. :)
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Beautiful :+favlove: I love conception, colours and details :aww:
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gl4di4tor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Wow, i love your fluid brush strokes. Very dreamy atmosphere. A+
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ChocolateDanish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I love the description about as much as the painting. Beautiful.
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shadowgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
I try to have some bit of a story along with it.. I find it helps give it a bit more of a meaning, and spurs people to come up with their own ideas too :)
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ChocolateDanish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
It certainly does. It's obvious you have a strong respect for nature and that is something I value highly. :aww:
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ascer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and the dynamic in your trees! Great!
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Fanyare- Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture gives me a wonderful feeling :+fav:
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:iconhouly1970:
HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
That's really beautiful Laura.
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NatalieAnne24 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :heart: I love your style of drawing :nod:
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ladygalad Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww. thats how i feel sometimes.
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pyroglyph Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am especially taken with the way the trees recede to the misty blue softness in the background. Often as forest recedes, it is represented getting darker and darker. This method, where it lightens until it almost dissapears, really draws attention to the action in the forefront. Nice work. :)
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iskra-chan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
beautiful!
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GloFreak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
This is beautiful. I like it.
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Sunhorde Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
This is beautiful! I love the softness of the grass. :) Faved.
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tamino Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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elegysostenuto Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
I love it. You just keep getting better and better! ;)
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DigitalMaeve Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Laura,
It smells of the damp earth of spring.
Steve
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dwarrowdelf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
wow, that is gorgeous! :D i love the colors you used and your style is amazing! ^_^
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helenegrasset Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
what a nice idea!! c'est adorable
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
sigh Beautiful and gentle
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning. It's simple, intense and moving.
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Citrus-Goldfish Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
i love love love your clean work! the colors are vibrant and translucent! love the the whole composition and the trees are dream like!
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Highly ethereal, serene, and majestic. The balance and tones are fantastic.
Adds to faves :hug:
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Queen-Uriel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How beautiful!
I've been staring at it for at least 5 minutes now... it's just so magical... :heart:
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Asrafarel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
cool as always.
i love how you did every texture.
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Theory-Azael Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
That's really pretty, I love the green, it's so fresh and lovely. Great work. :D
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mothfly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely idea and lovely work :heart: ^^
not only the main part but also the background is interesting :D
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sublimityeternal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
that's so nice :applause:
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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