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In Dreams We Belong by balaa In Dreams We Belong by balaa
In Dreams I heard a whisper of how the stars would come to be, that from the slumber of the deep dark they would come, rising from the sea. Alone you fell where the light forgot you, where the gull cry could not reach. In the bed of sea-grass you came home to me, the last shimmer of your light to rise as starlight through the sea's long night.

Dream beloved and let the dark be filled with light and in the nebula's languishing weave, we belong.

~ ∞ ~
I'll follow you through the fields
through the cities across the lands
through mountains and valleys
down to the beaches and sands
Into the ocean we will go
a mighty crescendo of cold
down and down...
but I have my prize
my prize of gold
my circlet of stone
down and down...
our path an endless song
as the stars come to take us...
to where we belong.
~ ∞ ~


First and foremost this is my first true collaboration with the amazingly talented Foxamoore whose patience and tireless inspiration has helped this piece find it's way to completion. It has been an astounding experience to work with him and has taken the creative process to a whole new level for me. Music has always fueled my work..and to have a piece created taylored to the artwork being created has been a profound experience that I hope to repeat again and again *nudges Fox!*. Fox Actually wrote two compositions for this piece and did several revisions of the final version. I was amazed at his speed and his energy in creating his work.

Please listen to his composition in tandem while viewing this piece:
♫~~~~ In Dreams We Belong Music ~~~~♫


A bit on the personal story of this piece. It was actually started late last year and was mired with indecision until I shared my progress with Fox and he suggested a collab. The piece, as with the music, evolved in meaning and direction as it came together.

The idea originally started with the story of a woman who lost her beloved to the sea and would wander the shores making circlets of stone and driftwood in homage to her lost beloved until one day she came no more. In the story she fell to the bottom of the sea where the sea-grass held her close and she was reunited with her lost love at last. Another idea diverged from here stemming from my fascination with both the ocean and the stars. In it I likened the sea with the sky and imagined that the stars were born in the lonely dark of the ocean and rose from it's cold depths to populate the sky. The final iteration rests somewhere between these two stories...but really it is just a lucid dream of the spirit.

I hope you all enjoy the journey painted by our collaborative effort..

Tools: Photoshop, wacom intuos
Size: 9000x4288 at 300dpi
Prints: Find prints in my store at [link]

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approachthebottle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Beautiful sense of movement and fragility.
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ACARISEN Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student
Great contrast and wonder full blend of difference things. + I love how you formed the hair.
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ReeseS8 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you to make that!?
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I found your page completely by accident xD But that's wonderful because I watch you on FA as well~ I am using this artwork as my desktop background right now~ I love it so much~
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AskBluestar1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
you are the best artist I have ever seen
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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mishlen-linden Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Please, I LOVE this ...!!! Prints? I want!
My e-mail address for info is mishlenlinden@gmail.com
What I do is at mishlenlinden.com

Please send me pricing information!!!
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Sixth Allied Artwork Feature! Please :+fav: the article to bring attention to the feature. Thank you for being a part of the Alliance! :salute:
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RedMurcury Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is very inspiring. I feel a lot of emotions when I see this :)
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