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Ashes of Time by Iardacil Ashes of Time by Iardacil
I've watched the mountains rise from dust
Saw the gold return to rust,
I had cried when the oceans died,
and the circle starts again.

The moon was rising from above
I caught her eye and thought it was love,
but she turned her back,
the sky went black,
and the circle starts again..

I dance through castles made of stone
Walked the desert sands alone
In the midnight hour, You feel the power
and the circle starts again.

Blackmore's Night - The Circle


For ~Sylwiaa... I realized I have never dedicated anything for her but I have knows her.. for.. two years, maybe even more and all that time she has been always around, giving kind comments, always caring, being great part for us who make "Best of weekly".. so I felt it is very proper to let her know how much I treasure the friendship.. as it is said about my nation: we never let anyone know how much we care about them..

There are always ends and beginnings, yesterdays and tomorrows, it is a cycle that never stops.. time is a circle and we are cursed to follow it.. We are cursed to stay in our time, be stucked where we are and follow by day to day the circle the time has for us until the end of us comes but the circle, the time goes on..

So what if you would not be part of that circle? You would be someone outside it - immortal. You would see how those once dare to you get old and die, you would see how history is made and you can be part of events what change the fate of the whole time. For a person like that - what matters for her?

What comes when time is not an issue.. when time only brings another dawn, another lost romance, another gone friend, another day.. what will be the cause to carry on? What comes when time is only ash that falls though the fingers and you cannot even feel it.. it is something you cannot catch even as it has lost all the meaning for you.. as hour is nothing and eternity as lost its meaning... when you find that you are all alone in flooded desert, world goes around wrong way and there is nothing to inspire you again... when you find yourself all alone as all life has been wiped away...

It was just something I started to think couple of days ago.. How we feel the minutes.. it is 60 seconds.. and second is.. how uncertain time is but we feel and know how it passes but when we would stand outside the rules and commitment of this circle, outside the curse of being ruled by time... how then we would feel time.. something what is so abstract, so unreal but still real..

And one fun fact - I did not even realized I had flooded a desert until my sister came by and said: "Wow, cool idea.. flooded desert" And I most say.. I like the the symbol - it is not possible - to flood land what has cracks.. but if you can do something so impossible as stand outside time, you can have it.. you can have many moons and bright sun shining behind those dark clouds of trouble.. but what is important - there is the light.. even if everything else is gone - there is hope..

And just for coincident this weeks Sanctuary had quite similar theme.. :P so.. I had finished the piece before but now when I am doing final check on this description and correcting my thoughts.. it all has even more amazing feeling..

I glad you like it.. if it is too dark - try to calibrate your screen!

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duzetdaram Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Your artwork is very inspirational.   I love the softness in it.   It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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IsabellaLivingston Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
:)
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful! Like a haunting solar eclipse!
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Cameron-J-Tibera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
oh my goodess, are thre words to express perfection. Yea, thought not. I love how the Blackmore's Night song goes so well, I can practically hear her singing it in the background. I also love the subtle detail of the weding band on her finger. (I think it is a wedding band, she has a ring on her other finger too.)
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crossbonesection Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
absolutely beautiful...
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Thanks
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TerezhithaTessa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
BEAUTIFUL
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:D
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love it. It shows a well taught hand, and the feelings of life. Nice! ^^
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
:D
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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LemonsTheySaid Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing. I know I might not be the best critic or designer but this is... Pure art. Longing... Seeking redemption. Wow. Just wow.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks
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kronusnec Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Wow... That's a masterpiece. I think it could look good if she had a bloody scar on her back - like she was dead or dying. But it may just be my mood... Great job!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks
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fireangel20 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks
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supernaturalbeauty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
shows longing and desperation sadness!
love it!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
:D
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ErynCross Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it's really beautiful. You really did capture it in your work, the idea of this woman who isn't ruled by time. it's trully beautiful
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks :D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Beautiful. I love the idea of a flooded desert. Your story about this girl was amazing. I have heard the song before. It is such a fitting song. Great piece.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
:D
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SuicideCircle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can you teach me how to paint skin like this
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
smooth tool in photoshop
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SuicideCircle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How?
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khaleidakk Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Amazing < 3
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
:D
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ktktktknv Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Amazing!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
:D
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M47KingTigerAusfB Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Once again, beautiful...
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Thanks
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work,great lightning and colors!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Thanks
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IPhantomSilver Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Its so pretty.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:D
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yassi820 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
this so nice...i wanted to use it for the cover of my book, it fit perfectly with the story line
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
if you are interested of that, please send me an email
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yassi820 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
sure, but im still finishing it up...i will let you know what happens.
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yassi820 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
this so nice...i wanted to use it for the cover of my book, it fit perfectly with the story line
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
That's really lovely
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:D
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orangelover43 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Very beautiful:)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks
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orangelover43 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Beautiful I love the blue mixed with black:)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
:D
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KathrynBriggs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured! :heart: [link]
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Thank you
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irinama Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
Beautiful work:sun:
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