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Where Are We Going From Here by Iardacil Where Are We Going From Here by Iardacil
On a long road, miles to go
Its winding and cold and its covered with snow
But I ask you what we all want to know
Where are we going from here...

Tracing the trails through the mirrors of time
Spinning in circles with riddles in rhyme
We lose our way, trying to find
Searching to find our way home...
Trying to find our way home...

Blackmore's Night - Where Are We Going From Here
(you can listen it here: [link] )

For *WCS-Wildcat "Melody of winter" contest

And dedication will go to `LuneBleu as she has been so supportive and not long ago she dedicated stunning piece for me and I someway want to give back to her what she is given to me. Thank you :hug:

Again.. a work what I felt I am not able to finish. First the hard thing for me was the song. It is too special for me. If there can be said, there is a theme song for me, this is the song. The melody, the lyrics and the meaning behind that.

Almost every piece I have made, it has been inspired by music and I have seen how sometimes when I fail to make as good piece as I wanted, the disappointment ruins the song for me. I did not wanted it to happen with this piece. So I was almost giving up that song, but after little thinking decided to go with it - as it is special.. and special things. you have something in common with them.. something you want to tell.

And taking this song was not the only big fear I had to win. I have used my sisters as a models on my manips but never myself. First because I have never thought I am so beautiful as they.. or.. I do not know.. I thought it will look somehow weird.. if I will be working with my own picture.. made my me.. I on it.. I working with it.. but as I was looking for the right model.. I did not find none.. as I felt none of them were fitting with my ideas of the song.. the way the song is special for me.. and for that i took my courage and decided to use stock I made at the start of this year..

I think I managed quite well. At least I am quite happy after those long hours. (mm.. this time under 20 :P so happy) now I will need to go and get something to eat as the last time I ate it was morning.. and now..it is.. night..

What I try to say with this piece? Somehow lyrics say it all on a much better way. But I try to write my thoughts down. Those who know my story, they know that I have been quite lost. Lost soul.. left in the endless winter by someone I loved more than my own life... someone who was so important for me.. and when I needed him most, he just... and when did I found myself then? All I have had and all I have treasured, all my goals - they were just gone with a moment. One moment I had everything i wanted (but did not understand then) and next - it was yesterday. But even if I saw that my life was over, I am and was still so young.. And as the song says - there is still miles to go. I was not allowed to give up then... I was forced by those magnificent people here and by my family to go on. But where... I had nothing to hold on.. nothing I wanted.. I did not know nothing.. lost.. in the endless and unlimited world, so badly wounded inside... as I have always been so emotional... I, like the lyrics say, were trying to find my way home.. my way to somewhere I could be... could feel like a person again.. to see some point of living again.. and I am not sure even still, year and more later, where it place is.. and I want to know where are we going from here?

But does the answer matters so much? Does it matters so much that it is cold, winding and snowing... What matters is the light and hope - that there is something showing the way - that candle represents it. And that candle as it's own story too. It is older more than 20 years.. it was brought by my father to my mother.. before the got married.. they never have burned it.. they just have it on the house, always in front of our eyes.. it is somehow special.. showing that even if we all have hard times.. there is always way out.. if we just believe and trust people who are the most dearest for us.

The room - it is somehow dream. Because I have the bad habit to switch reality with dreams.. as it is much easier to live there.. than cope with problems. I tried to create reflection of perfect winter wonderland - those snowy trees - so soft, so pure snow. And the pool.. the connection between reality and dreams.. between the wonderland.. and those ice banks.. they are bobing from one reality to another.. melting.. they are dreams.. always breaking.. always moving.. changing their shapes. And the sunset.. I am hopeless romantic, that's all :)

Snow... it does not matter that those walls are dreams.. and it does not matter what other think... I live on my own world.. with my own innocence and maybe with little naivety. And I say - let the snow come.. let it snow.. it is my winter.. I love winter.. I now understand that we do not need always someone to stand beside me. I do not need him.. I can cope of my own.. As long as I keep believing...

Stock:
Iardacil-stock | Simbion-stock | LucieG-stock | LucieG-stock | LucieG-stock | Ilusion-Island-Stock | SheisprettyStock | water splashes and the room from *FrozenStarRo store [link] | + personal (some textures) |+ sxc.hu ( [link] [link] )
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Awesome artwork.  It has been featured here: www.facebook.com/groups/566248…
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drawntothemagic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
this is absolutely incredible!! I love this!! :D
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
:D
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estherebekah Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
waw
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Glad you like it
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FigPossum Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful...
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks
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FigPossum Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem...it really is. Beautiful, I mean. :D
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w-melon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
~:clap: very beautiful idea :iconrose-plz:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:D
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
i like the concept of this piece/your description. ...dreams... and reality... is it really that objective?
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
:D
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Tessy-TuTu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing surreal piece! Keep up the good work!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:D
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PurpleBookLover Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Stunning . . . just everything. Reminds me of Narnia somehow too.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
:D
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rahag Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Already it's masterpiece
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Glad you like it
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rahag Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Actually I liked design
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isabellepicon Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
So beautiful!!:hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
:D
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isabellepicon Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
your welcome!!!:handshake:
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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Student Photographer
wow i love it ..

how did you make it ?? :D
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
oo.. photoshop and lot of time
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Dazzyl4real Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I feel this piece.
I looked into it, I saw something special, I scrolled down to see who it was in the picture. I read your words & could tell this was different in a very good way. I tried the song, got more interested, I stopped & went back to your picture & tried to decide what I could see in it before my mind was influenced by your words or the song.
I think you have done an amazing job. The girl (you) is so very beautiful in a real way, her eyes are so expressive of an emotion which is hard to convey in an intense way. I feel in her look that she is at the point of massive realization of her full situation, the events are beginning to fully sink in & her mind is having trouble comprehending this huge shift all at once. Her thoughts have as much structure as the ice pieces floating behind her, & her immediate surroundings are oblivious, she has drawn within herself. Perhaps her eyes search the patterns on the wall in front of her, grasping to make sense of something, as she tries to find something solid within her thoughts to start from. A point of orientation to think her way out of the mess that her life appears to have become (to her). In our lowest moments it is so hard for us to see the way out, our mind is bombarded by the problems we face.
She feels at this moment lost, she sees no hope, but we see the candle that she does not see, the candle burning brightly behind her... she holds that candle, that light of hope, that way out of out stagnation. She looks into the patterns on the wall I feel she is at that very point between being emotionally stunned & starting to recover.

I can see in my mind's eye the flicker of light from her candle reflected off those patterns of ice on the wall, enough to snap her out of her negative thought spiral & turn her attention to the candle she holds, that light of hope in her hand that gives her tinniest little push in the right direction out of depression, which often is any direction at all.
Keep focused on something & your wheel can't get bogged down.

The song, your words, I feel this piece is close to my heart, it feels like a repeating chapter for me. I feel what she feels. I cried. This piece has given me a moment of reflection that is priceless. I know this could mean something different to different people & I could look at it a different day & see something else. But I looked at it today, new years day, & it has given me a way forward from the negativity of the past year & I can look into that candle & see a way forward for myself. A new start for a new year.
So I know the girl in the picture will be able to find that light inside of herself too.

Thank you for an incredible experience that was totally unexpected.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
welcome.. I am so glad you saw meaning in this image.. and I always hope there is better time to come.. we just have to keep the light high and follow the star what points us our way.. :)
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irethkalt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats so sweet and sad. Makes me sad. Well, I was already sad! What I mean is that I can empathise with this piece. Beautiful.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
:)
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bitah-albixuela Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
cute!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
thanks
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   General Artist
This is to let you know that this beautiful image is being featured in a new News Article [link]
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
:hug:
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Jerusha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Your work is so magnificent and heartfelt. I am so sorry to hear of your pain and can empathize greatly, however all of your pieces show there is much fight and life in you and you will triumph over the lousy cards reality often deals us!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
thanks.. this work.. I personally think it was somehow failure.. I had much greater idea but I did not managed to bring it out
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FROdominatrix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found this image on Photobucket with loads of other STOLEN images. It's also available as a print there.
[link]

Thought you should know.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
as a print? oh.. :S
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arianereis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Beautiful honey:hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
thanks
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
your work is featured in my journal if that bothers you in any way just let me know and I will remove it
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I am honored.. thanks
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guylaine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Fine work!!! :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
glad you like it
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the ice parts in the fountain (?) that get lost in the distant sea :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
:D thanks
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Jaraid Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Beautiful! =) :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
thanks
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Jaraid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
My pleasure! =)
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cocacolagirlie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifull... i love the creation of the box!! :clap::clap:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
:D
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RIVI1969 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Excellent creatio, I wonder what is she looking at in the wall, maybe an ancient sign left there by another woman? a clue to scape? happy 08!
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