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Dreia's a good example of what she is. Tiny round bruises appear on her forehead, shoulders and knees in the mornings. She presses them absently- automatically- when she discovers them, like buttons on a panel. She thinks in lies and she cries like no one was listening but God. She sucked her thumb until she was old enough to be convinced that a thumb, with all its use, is a very dirty thing. Then she switched to her pinkie.

Over the years, she sewed her flaws together into a web of protection, a framework with roots so deep they became her foundation. Her imperfection defined her in a way her triumphs never could.

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:heart: Another little rare bout of sunshine to take pictures in, so I did something a little springy... but with a bit of personal symbolism. Not my usual, but needed nonetheless.




:bulletgreen:Time: 1.5 Ally McBeal, Ssn 1 (boy that girl is bonkers)
:bulletgreen:Medium: Wolfe Brothers
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Gagalicous Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This piece is inspirational. I absolutely love it! :icontreeplz:
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:blowkiss: Thanks so much!
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iheartpaisley Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous! (:
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!!
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iheartpaisley Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
You're welcome! (:
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LovelyLiar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... i love this :D
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Thank you! :heart: I'm surprised & pleased with how it came out.
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MissMachineArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the squiggles on your lip! super happy and "spring.......y....springy?" not the BOING kind obviously lol
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, thanks! :D
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HQN89 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing composition with the hair =)
It's been a while and go to see something from you !
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:blowkiss: ^_^ Thank you!
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HQN89 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, amazing and beautiful as always :heart:
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jw0n0r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
i always love your work
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:glomp: You're a sweetheart, thank you!
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jw0n0r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
its the truth
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JoelAndrewMorgan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been curious: what inspires these stories to explain your makeup arts? Are they preconceived prior to the application, or are they determined around the final product?

I really enjoy this one, because the story fits rather interestingly with the final product. Your expression is not quite longing, but more ... expecting, and the shape of your eyes and mouth are almost as if it's just before a smile – those two elements paired with the story make me think that Dreia has gone her whole life haunted by these "flaws", and she's just now on the horizon of taking control of herself and starting something new; something happy. This piece makes me think of a person just starting a new life where she's finally okay with things, and everything will get better – not because it "just happened", but because she's made it happen, and is taking this foundation of who she is, to step into the rest of her life.
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I usually start with a feeling, usually a complex one, and that's what initially spurs the art. Then, as I create it, little stories evolve in my head- characters. Sometimes I look through the photos I've taken and I find the one that closest matches what I was feeling when I painted it. Then I insert... just the little snippet of that story that was going through my head so I can explain it. When I do a longer bit of story, it tends to confuse people. XD (Klea of the Hive, for example...)

Your evaluation of the expression is rather on point. :heart: She's not so much haunted by the flaws, but trying to not let them be exploited- either by herself as an excuse- or for others, to give them a 'reason' to hurt her. She's definitely moving forward.

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InnuendoXGirl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
great detail! I love it
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^___^ Thank you!
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sonictheonlyhedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Artist
Beautiful, as always. The sweep of the branches flows with the curves of your (I think that's you) cheekbones beautimously
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sweetgreychaos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^__^ Thanks, yes, it's me! :heart:
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