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Until It Sleeps by snow-valkyrie Until It Sleeps by snow-valkyrie
~*Inner thoughts*~
This is my fractal for the Halloween II Contest ---> [link] I am submitting this work under the fractal category. Duh!:giggle::slow: I worked hard on the symbolism in this fractal. Sometimes dark thoughts can swallow your love an positive thinking whole. It can be a frightening experience if you let it take you over. Welcome to the world of metal illness. Despite what the world says, it is not trendy or the "new black". Mental illness can consume you mind, body and soul. The frightening part is most people have no idea what is wrong with them until it is too late.

Comments, questions, and critiques are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy!

~*Musical Inspiration*~
Where do I take this pain of mine
I run but it stays right by my side

So tear me open and pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me until it sleeps

Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once and now it stays
Now it stays

So tear me open but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me until I'm clean

It grips you so hold me
It stains you so hold me
It hates you so hold me
It holds you so hold me
Until it sleeps - Until It Sleeps, Metallica

Wanna listen to the complete song? Of course you do! ---> [link] :headbang:

~*Tools of the Trade*~
Ultra Fractal 5.03
Photoshop CS3 (signature and color touch-ups)

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Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Your art has been featured!
Please favourite this journal to show your support for World Mental Health Day :)
(and to help your art be shared!)
[link]
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Alphaandabrush Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I love about this kind of Art is, I don't think It's meant to always show one specific shape.

Wallpaper'd and Faved.
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
OMGosh! OMGosh!! This is GORGEOUS!!! :iconpurpleheartplz:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! This one is very personal to me. I am glad you like it.
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Very much!

You're welcome!
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh WOW! Love everything about this artwork.
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This fractal is very emotional for me. It is one of my favorites. I am glad you like it enough to say so.
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janinesmith54 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for saying so. I love this fractal.
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thatgirlanalise Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you've been featured [link]
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MorbidMorticia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you have been featured here for your contest entry :D [link]

congrats :clap:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!:w00t:
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MorbidMorticia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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mynameisjade Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   General Artist
:bulletorange: :bulletblack: :pumpkin: Congratulations! :star: You've been featured here for placing in the Halloween contest: [link] :pumpkin: :bulletorange: :bulletblack:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!:w00t:
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured - Congrautlaions [link]
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!:w00t:
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whispersss Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:whisper: you have been featured [link]
:clap: for your contest entry
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!:w00t:
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:party: CONGRATULATIONS !!! :party:
Your wonderful art has received an Honorable Mention in the Halloween II Contest! :clap:
Come and see!!!
[link]

:dance::dance::dance::dance:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!:w00t:
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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YossyHal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Looks nice.
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! I am glad you like it!
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magnusti78 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured this beautiful piece in my journal here: [link] Thank you for participating to the :iconfractaldreams:'s contest

:love: Satu
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks my friend, I am very honored to be in your journal.:eager:
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GoateeGuy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
ooo...another great one!! Yoink! *runs off and uses it as background* :meow:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well ok then. I am happy you like it.
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KenSaunders Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I think I almost of the jewel thing down. I need to do some more practice though.
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:iconbrigitte-fredensborg:
This wonderful work is featured here [link]

I hope you like it!
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Interesting... Mental illness is a tough pill to swallow, but whether it swallows you or not, you are what you are, and that might be even more scary to swallow. ;) Beautiful work, deary! :love:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mental illness has always been a touchy subject for me. I hate it when people "pretend" to be bipolar or depressed because they think it is sooo cool to be that way. If they new what they were imitating, they would think twice about pretending to be mentally ill.
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Why anyone would want to "pretend" to be Bipolar is really beyond me!!!! :iconomgwhutplz: Like WHY?!?!?!! :no: All I've found from being sick is that it completely alienates you from society and people look at you like you're just that: a disease. I've been struggling with being Bipolar (among other ailments) all my freaken life and it's a major pain in the ass! It's definitely not a gratification by any means, that's for sure.
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't feel to bad, ok. I have Social Anxiety Disorder. I hate going out into public and interacting with people. On top of that I have Polly Ovarian Cyst Disorder which messes with my insulin and my electrolytes. This in tern caused some serious depression because I don't get certain chemicals distributed to certain places.:frustrated: Sometimes, I ask God to just erase the board and start over.:giggle:
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
My sister has that. Well, not the social part, cause she's like a social-butterfly!! :frustrated: Sometimes I wonder how we're actual sisters, but whatever. But she does have Anxiety Disorder.

See, I don't have the label "Anxiety Disorder", but I certainly have issues with interacting with people and actually being out in public. I'm a horrible self-cutter, that's for sure. :raincloud: I purge sometimes as well. I've done it all, really. ... The doctors (and they're have been quite a lot to speak of :doh:) label me with everything under the sun from Borderline Personality Disorder to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder back to Bipolar to some sort of hormonal disorder to some sort of an Auto-Immune Disease... Basically, I don't think they know what's up my butt. :lol: Which in turn leaves me more despondent and hopeless, because if the DOCTORS don't know what's wrong with you then there isn't nothing that's going to get me well, ya know. I have a lot of problems with taking medication though, because I'm so darn sensitive to it, so I can't take anything without having horrible side-effects. :pissedoff: *Sigh* I'm actully only taking Lithium for my "depressive"-tendendecies right now, but it caused my thyroid to get fucked-up so now I'm on sythyroid for the rest of my life. I've been on every other psychotropic drug known to man, but I had such bad side-effects, all the way from fainting to sezuires that I had to get off them.

I have a lot of problems too when it comes to my female-cycle as well, so I hear ya on that. They've done tests and found that one of my tubes is enflamed and infected, but they don't know why. :shrug: They say it's possibly hormones. Whatever. It gives me massive pain and depression though every time I have my period though, and I can't take birth-control because, guess what? My super-sensitive self can't handle the side-effects. :doh: So I'm stuck with massive pain a lot of the times in my life.

You know about my migraines, but I also have a lot of problems with my digestive tract as well (IBS, Colitis), and I had to have massive abdominal surgery when I was 22 years-old to remove part of my colon. Again, they didn't know WHY it happened, especially since I was so young at the time, but part of it was becoming infected, so hence the removal. But I still have a lot of issues with that...

I've had A LOT, and I mean a lot of doctors sell me their crap, but none of it works for me. I've been to Accupunturists, Colon therapists, Non-traditional Eastern Medication, Traditional Western Medication...

I figure right now I'm stuck with what I got, which ain't much! :laughing: So now you know why I don't talk to people! :lol: ;p Perhaps living in the northern part of the world, being a seal and walrus, away from it all doesn't seem so bad, eh? ;) :D :hug:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I have yet to find a doctor who is worth his or her weight in what they charge! I hate doctors as much as I hate snakes and rap music. They are all useless creatures who preen about and clam to be a form of a god, but they really aren't. I have found that the best medicine is myself. I tell myself, that if I do my best in all I do, then things aren't so bad after all. Hang in there, I am thinking and praying for you. Know that a Walrus loves you to death!
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
That's for sure. :iconyesyesyesplz: Yeah, most doctors/therapists are selfish monkey-butts. :pissedoff: Always thrusting their medications up your butt, thinking that will work. I probably got this way from all their poisonous shit! ;)

:iconawwwplz: Thank you, Jamie! :tighthug: And know that this seal loves you to death as well! *Barks a solemn seal-oath of devotion*
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what walrus' do as far as communication. I think they snort? So I will snort my love and devotion as well. Maybe they fart? I need to look it up I guess. Oh yeah, I have a wonderful song that will give you some hope. Whenever, I get down, this song helps me get back on my feet. ---> [link]
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Dre72 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!! I hope it wins!!! =D
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I love this one a lot.
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ShinyWish Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Wonderful!!! :love:
...great song. :heart:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I am not a Metallica fan. I was once upon a time until they started suing their fans. However, some Metallica songs I simply can't hate and this one is on the list.
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ShinyWish Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
    :D My pleasure. :iconbemyvalentineplz:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Great work! :clap:
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
:bow: My pleasure! :rose:
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frekie999 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
great work poweful colour
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I really worked hard on this fractal. I am thankful for your wonderful feedback.
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frekie999 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
yes it is a powerful fractal i like that and are you intrest in one of my fractals parameters your welcome
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snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you are willing to give me a parameter, I will give you one in return.:eager:
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