Good day Good People,

I am guessing I have been through a creative block since Christmas, because of my mom’s passing. I find knowing what triggers you to go a rye will help and will heal what has been blocking me. With this in mind, I come to give you this image, “The Cleansing"”.
Most of my work that I’ve done lately has come out in black with just hints of color here and there. I doubt I ever upload what I call my dark period. I did find it a good thing to keep. Like a journal of sort. Having mentioning my creative block to a friend she re-assured me that it will come back all in good time. I told her that, “I guess I will start from haven and work myself down”. With my love of nature and the love of my Mother in heart, I created this “Waterfall”. I think to think it a cleansing of sadness into joy . I thought about how grateful I was that my Mother taught me the love of all things nature. I told God I missed her. I prayed thankfulness that I was able to learned what my mom had to offer with her love of the nature. In this to become my work, Waterfall it has washed away the blackness in my soul. Over powering the bad and remembering the good. My love for her and the beauty in nature would revive my senses and bring me to light. And it has with my faith also, I was enabling myself to express myself through thoughts as art thus releasing my dark period; bringing me to light, to joy.

This image has 3 different formulas from Ultra Fractal 5. It has 7 layers including 3 masks. I did touch up work with Paintshop Pro removing just a few scratches of the mountains from the sky. I added the waterfall with PS and very little tint in the water other than that it is all fractal. I hope you enjoy.
With hugs I am thanking you for stopping in! Good day!


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Healing with art. Creative Emotions.artiistist, build motocycle, pc, and jewerly Beta Tester member of the gUlid Of Greeters Cyan World

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  • Digital-Art
    Digital-Artabout 4 years ago
  • Thank you.

    – Therese M Smith

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 4 years ago

    I find it “precious”, Therese…and strange…for all that I can see and feel it seems for me that your whole being is breaking the hard and real rough shell of pain, you have been through. And a fluffy and calmer background is showing behind.
    A real luck to remember your mother in such a way. A treasure….and good for any one when listening to it. Then the pond…or lake…calming..yes, but still dark.
    Promising, the fall is made of milk..may be your most profound remembering of your mother as well…all is emotional and spiritual at the same time.

  • Rosa your are so kind. Thank you from heart.:)

    – Therese M Smith

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you.

    – Therese M Smith

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

    Cool and meaningful work!

  • Thank you very much. :)

    – Therese M Smith

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesabout 4 years ago

    I am crying at the moment, reading your feelings about your mom makes me feel what would I do without mine? Your fractal, although dark in parts, it has life and continuity. Beautiful

  • There’s nothing like a mom that’s for sure. I’m sorry I made you cry and think such a thing. Thank you for the comment. I was kind of you to share what it meant to you.:)

    – Therese M Smith

  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1about 4 years ago
    Therese, only a heart touched by Gods love and beauty can create such graceful works of art and write words of immense warmth and grace. My mother was a hard and uncaring woman most of her life. my relationship with her was always one f great love, yet she did not know how to show love.

    Then one week before she died, She rang me and asked me if I would forgive her. I had the great joy of leading her in Prayer and she received Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. I traveled from London to Ireland and we met in a hospital. There was so much peace and Love in her heart. As I read a portion of the bible about Heaven, the Lord took her to be with him. In a brief window in time God touched my mothers heart and his cleansing blood washed away all her sins and she entered into his presence forever.

    We are never alone. The Cleansing is a perfect work of art that is so beautiful lust like your mother. your memories are droplets of precious gold and your love is eternal. Someday we will all meet again. Until that great day we must all continue to enjoy life and bless others as we do.My prayers are with you each day my dear friend. You are an inspiration to us all.":

  • Trevor, so nice to see you i my gallery. Thank you for you and this comment Sharing you story has touch me so. God Bless. :)

    – Therese M Smith

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you.:)

    – Therese M Smith

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you kindly.:)

    – Therese M Smith

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleabout 4 years ago

    I empathise with you Therese. I’ve been through this experience too, the loss of a parent.


    – Therese M Smith

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 4 years ago
    this is lovely Therese ..its hard to get back after a loss
  • Thank you very much!

    – Therese M Smith

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