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Of the Language of Flowers and 'Never Alone' - Joelle's misc
July 31st, 2011
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Of the Language of Flowers and 'Never Alone'
A nice surprise this morning. Not only did 'Never Alone' go up in my Elfwood gallery, but I got a Mod's Choice for it!

'Never Alone' is my two-months-in-the-making celebration picture for finishing the five Geren books. More symbolic than literal, and based off the last words of the last chapter in the last book. I wanted to go all out, and make it large enough that I can get it printed to hang on my wall. But I also made a smaller, rather different looking version to share online. My own version is 'upside down' since I don't want to be getting a crick in my neck looking a Geren and t'DoL together upside down all the time!

I also had fun with symbolism in making the picture. Not only the symbolism of the reflection--the true versus the apparent, but with the flowers I included. This website is a priceless reference for such things.

Forget-Me-Not: True love, Forget me not
Had to have those as well for the lovely blue color, that goes with Geren.

Lily of the Valley: Return of happiness
These are slightly out of season, because they bloom in spring, not summer, but the meaning was so utterly perfect for the picture that I had to include them.

Dog Rose: Pleasure and pain. Rose, Pink: Friendship, Happiness
Pink Dog Rose blossoms also fit wonderfully, though not very many flowers show up in the image.

I'm very grateful I don't hate the sight of it after struggling with it for two months!

View 'Never Alone' here on Elfwood

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From:dragonmedley
Date:August 1st, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
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I love it! It will certainly make a beautiful print. This is one of those, where the bigger, the better, I think.
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From:shout_of_joy
Date:August 1st, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! =) It was painful shrinking it so much to put on Elfwood.
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