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Winter's Whispers by SilEnigmaArts Winter's Whispers by SilEnigmaArts
The men had been away now for six months. Justine's father, brother and her love, Chase had embarked on a voyage of salvation. To trade the rich fleeces of their prized, pure bred sheep across the oceans for bags of wheat, grain, flour, salt and hopefully a few bolts of material to keep them fed and warm through the coming winter that had been threatening to be harsh and unforgiving.

Winter was here and even more harsh than expected and yet the men had still not returned. Each day she would sit at the window, working quietly on her embroidery, Chester, ever loyal, sitting at her feet. Every so often she would glance up, looking through the icy windows out over the Loch for signs of their return. But at the end of each day as the light would fail and still no sign of their return, she would snuff out the candles and take herself to her bed chamber with a heavy heart. Chester would settle at the end of her bed where he would stay all night till the dawn would wake them and together they would spend another day watching and hoping for their return.

Today was the first day in two weeks that the bitterly cold winds and driving rain had eased over the Loch and Justine had decided they needed to get out. To walk off the cobwebs of being closed up indoors and to hopefully cleanse the ever increasing fear and worry for their return. They had walked for hours over the cold yet beautifully serene glen but now it was time to go home. The light was failing, soon it would be dusk and Justine didnt want to be too far from home in case the weather turned once again.

As they headed back home, a light dusting of snow had begun to fall, its quiet whispers filling her mind and heart with a peace she had not known since the men had left on their journey. With renewed hope in her heart they pushed on toward home and as they have came over the last hill which bought the Loch into view again, her heart caught in her throat. There, in the middle of the Loch was their ship and on the shore, was their rowboat.
Her men were home....




I dedicate this piece to :iconlemmy-x:
NEVER lose hope my friend.


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:icontasastock: Justine
:iconkatanaz-stock: Landscape Scene
:icongothicbohemianstock: Castle
:iconshoofly-stock: Falcon


The dog and the boat are private stock.



Hope you all like "Winter's Whispers"

Eni


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Selkieblues Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely:tux::tux:Jan:tux::tux:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite, featured:[link]
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much :D
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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Whenyoudaydream Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you....glad you like it :)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I am very happy to discover this fantastic image , Karla ! :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Digital Artist
It seems such a long time ago now that I made this. Im glad you like some of my older pieces my friend :hug:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
what a stunning work ! :love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009   Digital Artist
:D :hug: Merci :blowkiss:
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SpazzyDragon13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:boing:Hello! I've featured this lovely picture here: [link] :boing:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much :D
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Kyimoto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work! ^^
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much...glad you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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Kyimoto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :hug:
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xXOdakotaXx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
awesome!!! i just love the whole scene, and chester especially =] great job!!!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Well thank you very much....glad you like it and yes I think Chester fits in beautifully here.
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chamber123890 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Congrats on the feature! This manip is beautiful!! :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much...glad you like it and humbled by the feature that bought my piece to you :)
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1drkangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am awe with you story as well as the picture
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much ...glad you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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1drkangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome...i was going through alot of your stuff and I am in love with the stories and I enjoy seeing photos to go with them.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Well thank you again....glad you enjoy my work :)
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1drkangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome :floating:
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :wave:
this is a standard message to let you know you have been featured in the Best of...weekly photomanips features #78 news article [link]
I'd appreciate it if you didn't reply here but posted a comment on the news article! Thanks for sharing such beautiful art with us and keep up the good work!
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leefarer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
:wow: whooahh that's beautiful ..! I love all the elements :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much...glad you like it and thank you too for the fav :)
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aphostol Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Another wonderful piece Eni :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you Sergio :D :hug:
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MtPvonExplodingArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
This is completely awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reminds me of a old irish novell or something like that :-)
Very great work :hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks M....its how I had hoped to make it look so Im glad thats how you see it.
Thanks again for the lovely comment and the fav :)
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly gorgeous work EWW, this is just really stunning work :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
:D thanks heaps CB :hug:
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
A truly beautiful and wonderful piece Eni.As usual your storytelling both visual and written complement each other wonderfully ,capturing the heart of your character beautifully.I love the mood,the softness of the muted palette,truly beautiful and natural.The composition and staging of the characters and setting give it a wonderful sweeping depth and timeless feeling,and the snowing effect you created is wonderful visually and adds to the lovely atmosphere.I love the almost painted look of the piece,classical and beautiful,and enhances your natural eye for capturing the beauty and feel of nature.Truly a wonderful and beautiful piece :+favlove:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Another experiment in technique that turned out pretty ok lol. I was a bit worried about the snow as you know but seeing it after its softened and posted, I know I had nothing to worry about. Im happy that you see the soft serenity that I had hoped to visualise in this piece.
Thank you as always for your lovely comments Shaun and yet another fav.
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Pygar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful emotional piece with a lovely story and happy ending! :aww: Great snowy scene and love your choice of colours, amazing work as always! :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Smiles...thanks very much Derek. This one came about out of sheer frustration that my mojo had gone on vacation over the last week again. I had to feed my artistic need to create something...with or without my mojo. I wonder if Ive offended it lol.
Hugsss for the comment and the fav Derek...glad you like it :)
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ModernMessiah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty damn cool.

I love how you made everything look... smooth. Not sure that's the word, but you know damned well what I mean!

Tasa really looks angelic here.

I dig it. The "smoothness" really helps blend everything together for me. Bravo.

I secretly wish I could be more like you and =Zineve with your attention and care for others people work. There's no way I could read that story.. I have the attention span of a gnat on cocaine. But you guys always brighten my day, and a comment from either of you always feels so godamn genuine...

Much love, and keep rocking.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for the great comment Brandon.....but........you had better start reading my stories or Im going to have to get a rusty fork and stab you with it lol. You need to read the story to get the feel to the piece. I try not to make them too long so just focus your attention for 2 minutes longer than you normally would on my pieces otherwise youre in the dog box.......got it ???
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ModernMessiah Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*sigh*

Yes ma'am.

You have no idea how quickly I bail on stuff though... I'll try. For you.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Beautiful - a nice pleasent mood piece
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks Andy :D
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Zineve Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
WoW! This is just so beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your works and your written piece to go with them are just as amazing! (i didnt want to use the word story as somehow it didnt seem to do what you have written justice!)
:hug::clap::+favlove:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Big smiles....thanks ever so much for the lovely compliment Zin. I hope my pieces arent too long and boring but I do like to draw the observer into the mood of the piece with my short stories :)
Hugs and thanks for the fav :hug:
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
wonderful work :D
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
:D thank you K.....really glad you like it :)
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gabyhenri Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work Eni. The image gives a softly relaxed feeling when watching it....


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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Its what I had hoped it would do my friend so I see that its worked :). Thank you for the lovely comment and as always for the fav Geert :hug:
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