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Far Away by sweetgreychaos Far Away by sweetgreychaos
I almost didn't hear Itch and her soft words, except I was barely breathing myself. There was so much room hollowed out by what I couldn’t- or wouldn’t- do or feel, that I had space to fill myself with all the meaningless surroundings and by-products of the circumstances of the day.

“Itch?” It wasn't her real name, but no one could bear to call her Gretchen. Her coat was worn through on one elbow. How did she manage that, I wondered. She looked like a ragamuffin, sweetly pathetic and mournful in a wanton way.

She looked over with those ugly grey eyes, selfish little dribbles of pain coming out with the tears. “I’m sorry, Annie. I just miss him so much.” Annie isn’t my real name, either. Our unsaid policy always was, you went by whatever someone called you.

“But what was that you were saying?”

“Fly away. I just want to fly away, far away. Harvey used to call me his little bird.”

“I never heard him call you that.” Kiddo I’d heard. Sweetheart I’d heard. Never ‘little bird’.

“I wish I could go to where he is. Just see if he's okay."

"Fly away." I echoed.

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I couldn't get the picture I wanted out of this to save my life. One day I'll go back through this file of photos and find one that doesn't frustrate the jeebits out of me, but that day is not today- oh no.

The inspiration for this look was the long, feather earrings I'm wearing.

Wanna pair of yo very own?: [link] / [link]

The emotion comes from somewhere else entirely.



:bulletblue: Time: 3ish Cheers.
:bulletblue: Medium: Wolfe Brothers & a little eyeliner
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
beautiful job!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!
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76AMS Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Beautiful image, love the colours in this.

And an interesting story too, though it made me a bit sad.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Meeeee toooo. <3 Thank you! :glomp:
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MigraineSky Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow this is so amazing! beautiful!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^_^ Thank you! That's sweet of you to say so.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your work shows your talent, and you also have beautiful eyes!
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BLEACH276238356 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
All your works are so beautiful and sexy。but this is my favorite! 8D
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thank you! I like this one, too. Didn't at the time, but it's growing on me. :heart:
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Goooooooooooooorgeous! :D
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!!!!
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HayleyComet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooo i love this!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thanks oodles!
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mizZ-AT Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
too good
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:glomp: :heart:
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FireladyCrystalHope Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Words cannot describe how much I love this. Feathers are my favorite. <3
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Feathers are starting to grow on me, too. (Well, not that way... but that'd be fun, too. XD)
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danirat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this love this love this. This is my new favorite. Gorgeous.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D I'm glad you like it!! This one isn't 100% what I wanted it to be, image-wise, but I'm glad it's still making an impact.
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sonictheonlyhedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Artist
I love how the earrings add to this overall.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thank you! A friend from my belly dancing class made them for me.
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has a very tribal quality to it; your hair color complements the whole thing nicely.:)
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Why thank you! I got the earrings because they went with the hair so well, and then did the makeup off of the earrings so... there you go! :heart:
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doodler95 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. :thumbsup:
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Sachiaoitori Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
This has a painting-ish quality.. cool!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D That's sweet of you to say so! I'm glad it could come across that way, esp as I wasn't particularly fond of the images in this photoshoot. :heart:
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Sachiaoitori Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I think this came out great, I love your eyes XD
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thank you!
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Sachiaoitori Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome :3
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MissMachineArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it! the print on your forehead especially. and I like that you messed with your eyebrows a bit too. it all ties in wonderfully together!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! The forehead bit was pulled from little natural dark marks I found in the feathers. And I'm really tickled that you noticed the eyebrow detail. Honestly, I wish furred up yet mostly tamed brows were more in style- I love this look. I'd go out lookin' like I had little lion's manes eyebrows every day if I thought I could get away with it.
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MissMachineArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive taken alot of photos that are "tribal" as id call it, looking! especially around halloween time which is when i feel is the best time to have my eyebrows done that way too lol and when i would be able to "get away with it"
the whole look is just great, very tribal and stylish!
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somethingreallycool Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
The makeup is fantastic. (As always. :aww:)

And I really like that little story too!
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thanks! (And hi!) :heart: You're such a sweetie.
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somethingreallycool Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Hi! You're very welcome.
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Cut-Me-Up-Love Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Beautiful picture and story!

The phrase "Far Away" means a lot to me personally, and the story really caught my attention :)

Wonderfully done.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thank you! I'm glad it could resonate on a personal level. ^_^
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Sophizzle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
This is awesome!

...And you look a little bit like JK Rowling.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:giggle: Ha, definitely the first time I've heard that! :D

Thank you!
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HQN89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful as always, good to something from you :)
I love all the colors, the hair, the makeup, the eyes and the earring !
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^_~ :blowkiss: And good to see another comment from you! (As always.)

Thank you!
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HQN89 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No need, that's my pleasure when I see you work on your eyes ;)

:heart:
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RaiinbowZebra Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Even if you don't like the picture, I think it looks great c:
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Well, I'm certainly glad you think so! It's difficult when choosing images, and they're not what you'd like. But as long as they make some impact, I'm not gonna split hairs. :heart:
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