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“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was – I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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john dicandia, seance, ghost, ouija, life, travel

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  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 1 year ago

    Wickedly awesome! Love how you faded the characters into the background to give that apparition type feel to the picture! Excellent work, John.

  • You’re right Jennifer, I tried to depict the atmosphere of a seance by fading out the ghost like images. Thank you commenting and complementing. :D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverover 1 year ago

    Wow! This is nothing short of a masterpiece Jovan. It leaves such an indelible impression. – )

  • Antzy, always greet your compliments with open arms! : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 1 year ago

    the ghost of the past haunts us all sometimes
    apparitions etched indelibly in time
    great work john

  • Huge fan of Jack Kerouac, I thought his quote was apt for the piece. Thanks for the interesting video and footage.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Love the way you drew this, where the surrounding people are like spirits. Also also love the way you’ve effectively darkened much of the image to give the girl the most light; but not only that, but the manner in which it is done looks like a real cast shadow/darkness rather than colouring. Lovely work John.

  • That’s the mystery Mui-Ling. Are they spirits or living people? Always appreciate your comments and compliments.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • solarbear
    solarbearover 1 year ago

    Macabre as only you can do, exceptional

  • The strange and the macabre always a fascination with me Jim. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    03-20-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you again Kira. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago


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  • Thank you so much Deborah, always a pleasure to be featured. Cheers John.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago


    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

  • Thank you so much Lisa, hope you are well. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 1 year ago
  • Thank you so much for the feature! A pleasure.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Katerina Apostolakou
    Katerina Apost...over 1 year ago

    Great work!!!

  • Thank you Katerina. : )

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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