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Abandoned by DestinyBlue Abandoned by DestinyBlue

Even in abandoned places flowers still grow.

This place has long been forgotten, left to decay. The building is akin to her soul, abandoned, unloved, alone. Yet it's in situations like that we can grow the most, even without realising it. If you take everything out, new growth will come. Those little shoots can grow unimpeded. Our tears watering them, and one day they will flower and bloom.

This is the next piece in Paige's story after Open my Heart to You by DestinyBlue and Sew Closed my Soul by DestinyBlue This comes after she's been rejected, is alone and has her own thoughts for company, she has a long way to go, but these beginnings are small but good :) She has much longer hair here than in 'real' life, symbolising that shes been in the building a long time and has experienced all the progression along with it.

Much credit and appreciation to Ben Cooper, who's photo I used as reference for the background. I've been inspired by his urban exploration photography, and would like to work on more backgrounds and scenery. I urge everyone to check out his site:

I put so many hours into this, and I have to say I'm pleased with the outcome, it was fantastic fun to work on something different and I've learned a lot I will apply later :) I'm kinda nervous to see if people will like it ^^;

Thanks for your support :hug:

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SageMist23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love it! It captured my heart at first glance:)
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I like the concept! :)
N-Fotography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That place is magical <3
Valentinovna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
98laurat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This story is so touching.. I can relate it to it as if it was my own. So beautiful Heart 
SkyaCaminhe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's beautiful
TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Really really really pretty! Also stop being so dramatic, who'd abandon that! Whoever it is I'd punch them! WooF! Britt Icon Commission 
soul-searcher243 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting.
I'm afraid my nerd is showing though because I'm very interested in your perspective drawing - which is very good btw. I was wondering if you used a guide or did it freehand?
Makerra-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
lovely!!!! ^_^ :)
takanashi-suragawa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
You'll be pleased to know this piece was born to be bathed in crisp, morning sunlight - I have been admiring it every day so far and it blooms from the richness of the colours. Thanks again for putting up with my floating about your stall on Sunday :) - Cam
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