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Christmas by lriis Christmas by lriis
this is a bit late, but merry christmas!!! :) hope everyone's spending quality time w/ their family and loved ones :heart:

the tag says "From: Mom+Dad :heart: To: Sandy"
RIP, children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. This is my tribute to you.
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The enduring mystery of this life and the next; Christmas; heartfelt meditations in paint from =lriis. ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by SRaffa )
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A touching painting from a disastrous event.

After reading the artists description of the tag on the present I started to well up. The thought behind it is so simple but the emotion captured is intense.

It's fascinating how the child is in the dark room. When people have passed, the image presented is one if lightness, instead the warm glow of the living family celebrating Christmas outshines even heaven.

To never receive the present on the other side of the window, I can't even imagine the heart break of all those families who lost their beloved children.

May the rest in peace.
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When I first saw this on the home page, I thought it was simply a little girl looking out at a present that someone had got her... When I clicked on the photo and really took in the details of the picture the tears really welled up.

I took in the wings, the colors, the present. The dark and light shading that gives it that shining hue - as though that little girl made it bright again.

This picture really hit home. The event was disastrous, and the message and emotion put in the piece is overwhelming! You must have put in a lot of emotion into making this, because it almost seems to be leaking out of the image itself. You are very good at portraying emotions through your work without having to have a face to portray that emotion.

A very beautiful piece for a very unfortunate, sad event. A child turned angel looking out longingly at a present... it makes my heart very sad to see this. That this had to happen so close to Christmas.

But enough of that, you did a very amazing, graceful job at this. This is a very beautiful piece, and I hope you continue to make beautiful pieces like this. Because being able to draw, and being able to create an artwork that portrays and gets your message across to everyone is two very different thing of the same trade. And you seem to have that gift.
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NaderMarouf Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
really beautiful and nostalgic! 
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lriis Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you so much and merry christmas to you too!! :hug:
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My pleasure and thank you too!:):heart:
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TheMadMulatto Dec 12, 2013
Your Work Has Been Featured :tea::tribute:

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lriis Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
wow i'm very honored!! thank you so much :hug: i hope you have a great holiday :love:
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TheMadMulatto Dec 14, 2013
No problem and thank you! :iconspinplz: :earth:
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CaptainMisuzu Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me a little Haibane Reimei <3
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synconi Apr 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Exceedingly poignant; there is such tenderness and hope here, the gentle brushstrokes forming the feathered wings, the shimmering light...beautiful :heart:
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