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December 5, 2010
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Dark Noel by CassiopeiaArt Dark Noel by CassiopeiaArt
This is my entry for :iconbnspyrd:s Dark X-mas mini contest. A quote from the contest theme: "Not all Christmases are happy, joyous and inviting, some can be quite stressful, dark and sombre events."

When I thought of what would be a dark and sad Christmas all i could think of was to have lost someone that would have made every christmas so special.

Technically I wanted this to feel like it was painted or printed on a an old piece of paper, like a memory of someone a long time ago.

Hope you like, despite being quite emotional and sad :heart:

Thank you so much to the fab stockers:
:iconbnspyrd: for the border: and
:iconelandria: for the model:
:iconsteppelandstock: for the hollies:… and…

More art nouveau style artworks:
Art Nouveau Iris by CassiopeiaArtNoel in art nouveau by CassiopeiaArtDark Noel by CassiopeiaArt

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Agatha-Macpie May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice job ! I especially love the color theme !
CassiopeiaArt May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
I like your lovely and uplifting idea here as well as your art. A lot of us see dark Christmases as abusive and rage-filled events, or at the very least a screamingly miserable day with loud racist uncles, intrusive grandmothers, and screaming brats.

(Me? Ours only had Dad in a touchy temper and inclined to bully Mom verbally; compared to a lot of my friends, I was lucky.)
CassiopeiaArt May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment, much appreciated :hug:
steppelandstock Mar 14, 2011   Photographer
Aww, that's very pretty, Catherine. I love the design, and the hmmm would you say 'subdued' (?) colours...

Glad that my holly was of use to you in this magnificent artwork!

Thanks for using my stock! A thumb and link to your work will be added to the stock description. :rose:
(And apologies for the late reply o_O)
CassiopeiaArt Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your nice critique Steppeland! :thanks: An no worries about the reply time my friend, i know exactly how it is when one trying to catch up with messages :hug:
Bnspyrd Jan 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi sweety, thank you so much for your entry into my contest, the contest has closed and been judged and the winner has been announced [link]
CassiopeiaArt Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for such late reply, i've been away! Thanks for letting em know and thank you for the wonderful words about my work :hug: :love:
Elandria Jan 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!! Thanks for using my stock and happy new year!! :hug:
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