The Welcoming by owlspook

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With arms wide spread she beckons us to her … I hide behind the trees and watch the others with glazed eyes stumble in her direction … I tried to warn them .. I had uneasy feeling when the summons came that hazy summer afternoon … they laughed at me and I moved back into the forest to hide .. they forgot about me … I became unimportant …

I watched from a distance as they prepared for her visit .. foolish men … they thought she came for love … her sweet soft voice caressing their ears and blinding their eyes … and now I watch as they move into her arms one by one each waiting their turn …

I will miss them but they were foolish thinking it was love that called them …

the ground is red with their blood and she turns to return whence she came from … I turn and head back into the deep green of the forest …

Featured Art:
- August 2011 – Magic of Mirrored Images
- September 2011 – ImageWriting

Fractal created in TieraZon
with texturing, framing
and sizing done in Gimp.
Best viewed large.

TZ 0042 040000 The Welcoming

so who am I?
I’m owlspook
Queen of the Night Sky
Sorceress of the Western Fog
Lowly Poet
Weaver of Worlds

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  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago

    love what you are doingwith this series!

  • (big smile) thank you izzybeth! just curious did yo get a chance to read the story too? .. very dark but it’s what I saw in it .. hope you like it too (smile)

    – owlspook

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 3 years ago

    Yes the Fairyland landscape pulled me in… I love both of these, This one definitely seems as if a wizard of sorts is beckoning or even perhaps shewing the visitor away.

  • I’m not sure she’s a fairy spirit … much more malevolent then the fairies ever were said to be … she may be a shape shifter lulling the men to their deaths to feed her hunger .. what she really looks like is unknown .. only the foolish run to her arms … did you read the story in the description?

    – owlspook

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful. A wonderful work of art.

  • ooeee thank you Bunny! (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Lovely!! . . .

  • thanks Hugh! (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • happypattern
    happypatternover 3 years ago

    I really love the story owlspook and that just brings this image to life. I’m with you hiding in the woods trying to keep out of her way thought?

  • thanks Sylvia (smile) I think it is only foolish people who confuse lust with love that she’ll destroy … I believe we are safe (smile)

    – owlspook

  • happypattern
    happypatternover 3 years ago

    Phew, what a relief :-D

  • (grin/smile)

    – owlspook

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 3 years ago

    nice work Owlie..

  • (big smile) thanks Bill … so happy you like this piece and it’s story! (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

  • (beaming smiile) ooooeee thank you Heather! I am surprised and honored! …. very pleased that you enjoy this piece! Thank you! (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

    awe, you’re so welcome! the texture of this piece, and the story hooked me:)

  • that’s cool (big smile)

    as for texture … have a favorite I use in Gimp .. it’s called “clothify” … it’s very handy to use to fix some pixelation due to size increases (along with using brightness/contrast) … in the case of my older fractal work I have lost many of the originals and have had to scan them back onto my hard drive – the texturing does help in that case to cover up a lot of little problems (grin) …. and finally I really like texture … smooth is nice I use it too but texture gives the work a tactile aspect … if one could touch the work one can feel the bumps (grin) … sadly in a lot of my work RB’s previews don’t show the texture as it is in the original .. oh well ….

    as for story … I’m really enjoying using my imagination to create what I call mini-stories … a few sentences to a few paragraphs … a tease … sometimes I can see a whole story developing and have broadened it over several images …. other times that’s all I’ve seen … the fun thing is I don’t have to completely write it … l can leave the before and after to those who watch my work (grin) …

    again thank you for the feature .. I love doing symmetrical work … most has been in patterns and kaleidos … however I haven’t gotten around to doing a lot of 2-limbed mirror images yet .. regardless I love the group and what other members are doing! it’s inspirational and interesting (big smile)

    – owlspook

  • mordechai
    mordechaiover 3 years ago

    Scary stuff, man!

  • (beaming smile) I am very pleased that you enjoyed this work of image and story! Thank you so much for featuring it! I hope others enjoy it too (big smile)

    – owlspook

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