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Tread softly... by Iardacil Tread softly... by Iardacil
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats - He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

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for ~Lareth who has been a great inspiration, amazing friend, a superb critic and fantastic help.. Thank you dear for everything.. :hug:

my entry for =seduced-by-the-sun "Fragile Dream" contest: [link]

Somehow I like to think that the world she lives is totally in ruins.. maybe I am going too in the way of "Equilibrium" but if you have seen the movie.. you have definitely heard the poem above and it all can have even larger meaning..

So dream about world where everything beautiful and emotional has been abandoned and you are forced not to feel anything - you are not only told not to have emotions but having them is reason to arrest you and even execute.. no feeling, no beauty, no art.. no poetry.. this is the world she lives.

But she.. she still feels and she still cares.. not about what will happen with her but what will happen with beauty of the world no longer exist.. it is now only an eternal rain.. eternal grey and dark clouds.. no sun, no light... this is the result of the destruction what mankind brought to himself.. but then.. she just founds one last white bloom.. a little flower what came from somewhere in this endless nightmare. And she just cannot leave it.. it is something she never believes is possible on this world.. it is her dream come true.. and when she has just been wandering around in her life until this point without purpose, then now.. she has one - she has something to live, to hold on - for those white blooms..

But if you have ever tried to rise a flower with rare beauty you know it is so fable... too much water and it can die.. too less water and it dries.. not enough that and you will have faded beauty.. too much of something else, and you end in ruins, again..

So.. she stays, sits besides her dream and tries to keep it alive as for her - that one flower in the middle of eternal wasteland.. it is a symbol that better tomorrow is possible.. it is a symbol that there is still hope.. that her dreams can come true...

Treat softly... because you treat on her dreams...

This piece goes to category - when you start it, finish it.. I started it when we had that kind of grey weather, rain pouring days and days.. and it just fit so much there.. but now, when I was finishing it yesterday - we have had a quite much snow already.. and it was snowing all day.. it was calm, white and peaceful, totally contrasts what I was feeling when I started it, so maybe this has some yelling difference in some part but still - I adore this.. and even more I love the reasons I made it.

I was planning to make a different image, wanted to use myself as a model and have a girl with Yeats' poem book sitting there on the ruins and reading it on rain.. and then I had the idea of other girl sitting on rain and having the last flower under bell jar and protecting it.. and as I realized no way i am making two rain pieces, I combined the ideas to this one.

I adore the model expression - it is just amazing how much atmosphere you can just create with simple way the model looks.. the little "I do not care" look or I have no idea how to describe that supercilious, neglectful feeling.. it is pouring, it is so wet and cold.. and it is in the middle of the night but she does not care... she has her dreams, her own reasons and she stays - to protect those white flowers, the last reminder of the spring and light what once was..

And the poem.. I do not know if I have ever written but I totally adore the poetry of Yeats and Tennyson.. they both have amazing and so soul touching poems.. and this one.. I loved it before "Equilibrium" and when I saw the movie.. and Sean Bean reading it.. (ah.. He is one of my favorite actors).. it got a totally new meaning.. and for me.. my art.. it is my dream and I say treat softly.. because I care so much on what I make.. and I have habit of taking too seriously what people say.. so.. a very special poem and words used to this piece.. I usually try not to do that as I am afraid I can ruin it for me.. or be disappointed.. I hope it won't happen this time...

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MariaVill Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
wonderful!! I love the dark, foggy light in this image.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
:D
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KittyKid1617 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful;)..she reminds me of Samara Morgan (of the ring)

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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
:D
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yulii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
beautiful work
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent display of emotions!:star:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks
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callmecharlie021 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
It's beautiful. I love her face and her eyes.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
:D
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aspear Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I found this piece of art very inspirational and would consider it an honor if you would allow me to post it with the piece it inspired (with appropriate credit given, of course). May I?
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AgrumeToxique Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
The rose makes me think about Beauty and the Beast! I like this dark atmosphere. :love:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
:D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Such a world.... I do not think I would ever be happy in such a world.

Every plant that I have had doesn't make it, but I still understand the sediment. Perhaps that is why I feel this picture is so emotional.

*dips her head* I will tread as softly as I am able.

Wonderful job. This is an amazing piece.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Glad you like it.. It important piece for me..
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Artist
so cute
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Glad you like it
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shadow-of-Vengance Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love that poem :) it's a beautiful picture
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
:D I love it too
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troblsomtwins829 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks
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troblsomtwins829 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ur very welcome
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lynnchime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It like so dramadic I LOVE IT!!!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
:D
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
someone i know put that poem to music last year/2 years ago! We were going to sing it in chorus, but then we had to cut that piece from our repertoire... if our chorus ever DOES sing it again and I'm around to hear it, I'll try to get you a recording. I really love your work and how music inspires you.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I love the poem :D
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Silenceheard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Writer
I loved the detail especially to the ivy and the birds in the rain, just the way the water glistens off everyhing is beautiful.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Thanks
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Silenceheard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   Writer
your welcome :)
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LissyH Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
so many great works wow fantastic gallery
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Thanks
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poet444 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
wow. awesome.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
:D
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ThisForbiddenLove Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
lovely
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
:D
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PaleScarlet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you win!
And i love the glow all over this picture :heart:
Great Job :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
:)
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Kittie-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
totally resembles Death from the Sand Man. Very bad ass.

Plus She's way good lookin' xD
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positiveblack Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Thank you
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SinCrowTheVampire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Absolutely wonderfull! amazing!

I love her expression, the background...Everything!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
:D
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sweet-ocean-pixie Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
amazing!! its so detailed. i love it
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
:D
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Lady-Eastwick Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
This is just awesome!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Thanks.. It is very special piece for me...
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enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woww this is gorgeous sweetie!:D :heart: :clap:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
thanks
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enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very welcome!:heart:
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Alexia88 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :clap:
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