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Thu Jun 16, 2016, 7:08 PM
 Sorry for getting 15 under 15 out so late today. As some of you may know, I live in Florida, which has been home to several serious atrocities over the past week. It's been weighing on my heart and mind heavily, and I haven't been feeling as though much light would ever shine through.  I have several close friends that frequent Pulse and it hit home a little too close.  It's left me feeling unsafe and unsure of everything.  Seeing so many close friends mark "safe" on Facebook after the event felt like a surreal nightmare that I hope I never have to go through again.  I am lucky nobody I knew was injured or killed in the shooting, but I don't feel lucky.  So many bright and beautiful people had their lives ended too early, and seeing the reactions from friends finding out a loved one was lost was almost more than I could handle. As somebody who is very open-minded to all races, sexual orientations, and the like, seeing some of the reactions was sickening in a way that I can't even put into words. I quickly had to focus on the beautiful people we lost because focusing on the shooter or the people who saw the event positively was heartbreaking and only made me feel an intense hatred. And I think that at this moment, we need to not focus on that hate, we need to focus on love because hate won't leave us feeling anything but broken.  And with that being said, I hope you enjoy this week's 15 under 15.  It's not themed (it never is), but seeing beautiful art makes me feel a little hope in what has becomes a sadly dark world. 




insideBALLOON - V by AgentNr2
Close your eyes by Reenbarrera
[Gabriele] by wdx
Spring Blossom by Lisa-MariePhotogRag-time Lovers by abwphotos
Joy by maivab

Shal`naya Negrityanka. AS by Anhen


Garden Memories by Emeraldazalea

tunggu by styvop
Untitled by IrinaJoanne
dalam kaco by styvop
Lviv by wonderland1
Missing by SpokeninRed




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Reenbarrera Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Queen-Kitty! =) 
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome!
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afungshui Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow these are amazing! Thanks for sharing a little light in these difficult times Heart  
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
I'm so glad you enjoyed them, thank you for the kind words :heart:
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SpokeninRed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
My Queen!  Thank you so much for this wonderful honor!  I am so flattered!!  I am also amazed that these works by the other artists have gotten so little circulation---they are wonderful!  Thank you for thinking of them, too!  I love love love a generous heart!!Heart Heart Heart 
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
You're very welcome! :heart: I'm so glad you enjoyed the feature :aww:
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I wish more people thought like you. Hatred and negativity- even when it is understandable to feel that way- will do nothing but perpetuate more of the same.
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
 :heart: :heart: :heart:
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AndreaPollini Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful pieces of art! Thank you and congrats to all the artists
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
I'm very glad you enjoyed it! :D
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AgentNr2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Ashley,
thank you so much for your kind words and for featuring one of my photographs from the balloon-series in your "15 UNDER 15"-column, that really sweetens my weekend :-) (Smile)

But much more important, I highly appreciate and absolutely agree with your essay about the terrible massacre in the "Pulse"-bar!
I 'd like to say, that the people over here in Germany, my circle of friends and I are shocked and we feel with you.
It's an unbelievable catastrophe... so many lost their lifes... suddenly they aren't here any more, and their friends and relatives now have to deal with that pain.

Best,
Alexander 
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
You're very welcome, thank you for the kind words in response to the Pulse tragedy.  It means so much that the world comes together and feels so much for sad events such as these :heart:
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mipochka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and this 15under 15 feature is nice
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It left us all with a bitter taste :no:
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful Gallery !
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!
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Anhen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Photographer
Благодарю ^__^
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016   Photographer
:heart:
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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