a fire burns within by ToastedGhost

Cathie Booker said of my image Sea Creature. “Smoking is my Achillies heel. Got any suggestions to turn my hand to a non-smoker?”
So that was the inspiration for this image.
However as I began to work on the image I reflected upon the fact that I was recently informed by the doctor that my right foot is badly corroded and I now live on a cocktail of pain killers… my own Achilles Heel

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Created with a NikonD60 and Photoshop CS3


  • ToastedGhost
    ToastedGhostover 4 years ago


  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboover 4 years ago

    omg… lol. I get a ‘kick’ out of your artworks my friend. xcellent

  • mareakingurl
    mareakingurlover 4 years ago

    Whoa!!! Awesome work here!! Very cool!

  • Barry W  King
    Barry W Kingover 4 years ago

    Brilliant work T.G.

  • VirtualArtist
    VirtualArtistover 4 years ago

    very good photo work !!!!

  • VirtualArtist
    VirtualArtistover 4 years ago

    Smoking is very dangerous !!!

    fortunately I’m a no-smoker !!!

  • Monjii
    Monjiiover 4 years ago

    A moving piece as it shows how much pain you must be in :( Great concept though, well done

  • Tyler Thomas
    Tyler Thomasover 4 years ago

    Great image. I started on the Nicorette lozenge and working out about two months ago. I can breath now.

  • katarina86
    katarina86over 4 years ago

    heh,like it :-)

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    OUCH! I feel that! very well executed toasted, but sorry u have to live with this….having had surgery on both of my feet and metal in both i understand this feeling completely…uuugghhh….i question why it is that so many artists have such burdens? is it to make us more “aware” which gives the ability to “feel” our messages and express them as we do…i don’t know….but i am sorry for u to have to bear this pain….hugs and positive energy bein sent ur way…

  • I reckon we both need a hug
    I understand all your questions
    I ask them all the time

    – ToastedGhost

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