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Published: November 24, 2012
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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 ^^;

Peace, love and exploring abandoned buildings,
~Blue x

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UncleSunday's avatar
This place look so magical great job!!!!!
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magic xcape
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This one amazes me.
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Your art gives me goosebumps. 
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The electric bill for that place must be going down the drain...
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That's the beauty of believing in life wherever you go, this picture is extremely deep and profound, I really love itBlue Heart Icon 
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This place and setting......... I know it's supposed to be lonely and abandoned, but..... It somehow gives me a sense of peace. Like a glowing light that you could sit by, in the midst of a never ending dark....... It's in a way unknown and scary, but at the same time quiet and serene.
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:omgomg: :omgomg: :omgomg: Temmie Emoticon Icon Gif - Undertale excited Omg so cute TOOTURALS?!?!?!?   (Medic Chat Icon) ASDFGHJKL Eye Zoom Spoopy (F2U) Omg omg omg omg omg GIF Gravity Falls - AAAH THE JOURNALS!!!! 
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spam is not wanted here.
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This gives me weird sensation, modern house mixed with old castle style , very original I like it a lot!
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wow. I like the mood!
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if they compared this with leonardo's mona lisa im sure u will win by 45060366 votes xD
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Wish I could like this comment so bad XD
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this is very beautiful and it really evokes a lonesome, quiet atmosphere that's best for wistful pondering :)
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Ringo Wants a Hug It's Great i love it <3, and thanks to you i got an idea for a Story Thanks a lot for a so marvelous piece of art Zen Talking Icon Icon Umaru Doma - Himoto! Umaru-chan [ #92 ] 
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I can totally relate to this.
I always feel abandoned, no matter where I go.
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this is definately how I felt and how I was as a small child. 
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I think i understand just how this building is left to be abandoned and not cared for is how she feels and relates to it so it's a really deep feeling for her. Don't doubt if people wouldn't like it. Your art is beautiful and you truly have a talent. The place is so beautiful looks a garden display and the water to me seems like a portal to enter another dimension.
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Whoa, this is really surreal...  Amazing how the building is representing the girl as an unloved and forgotten shell, yet looks so tranquil and pretty!
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I love your style, how you think. You've gained a new watcher.~ You're amazing, and I hope you know that.
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