Just a little picture to welcome the spring that is finally showing itself here. She has the power to call forth the earth into Spring and during the winter she freezes and slumbers, hence the ice at her heels and tail and staff. I maybe making some minor edits to this here and there, but mostly I'm not going to worry about it. I've been working on this on and off for awhile now. I like to work on things when I'm taking a break from my college projects or other work. So yeah, enjoy. Sorry I don't do human related things often, but I'm going to try and post some more up soon when the chance comes. __________________________________________________________________________________________
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Model: Valeria Gladysheva Dress: Krystell Barraza Corset Belt: Karen von Oppen Assistant: Chris Chetwood Photography: `Kendra-Paige
Valkyries, in Norse mythology, are often represented as maidens who choose those warriors who are to be slain on the battlefield. Not only are they often ethereal figures accompanied by ravens, but they are often depicted as daughters of royalty. In the more romanticized tales of monarchies, its the knights who give a particular brand of intrigue to the notion of nobility. Valkyries are those female knights, the basis of legends that inspired many kings and queens whilst they sat upon their thrones, or led their armies toward victory.
With over a month of planning and every detail ready to go, fate has a way of turning all of one's carefully laid plans on its head. Perseverance stood as the victor in the end, and despite all of the roadblocks that stood in the way, I'm glad that I still have an image to show for all of the trials and tribulations.
okay I finally decided to participate in this contest, because the prizes are so awesome ^//////^ I'm pretty sure this will not win but I wanted to try and also it's my VERY FIRST CONTEST ENTERY xDDD Oh how I would like that WACOM tablet *u* but my father's birthday is coming and I wanted to make him happy with my AWESOME present (since I don't have any money xD) yeah so vote please and help me make my daddy (and me) happy xDDD
- the meaning of my work is that "Nothing is as it always seems..."