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Sands of Creation by Balaa

Sands of Creation


She was white like the sands, tawny like the sands, solitary and burning like the sands.**--Honore de Balzac, Passion in the Desert**

This is a piece that breathed it's own unequivocal meaning as it came to be; With this sentience it became a demanding mistress, unrelenting and even cruel. But such is the way with some paintings. I cannot say it is my best, the problem with painting certain recurring ideas that exist in our conscious mind is the subconscious is always rewriting them even as we paint them, editing away ideas deemed superfluous and embellishing upon ideas left understated in earlier ruminations. In honesty I could probably spend eternity revisiting this piece, but it is time to move on to the new ideas that breath with molten breath against my muse. I promise to one whose name I dare not utter, next time I will do better <:.

**Tools:** Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 3  
**Size:** 7773x4371 px at 300dpi  
**Prints:** yes C:!


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    I loved this the first time you uploaded it and used it as a background wallpaper for the longest time to inspire me. It really worked! There is so much depth in this image I feel like I could stare at it for hours. I especially love the lighting.

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    God that is almost painfully gorgeous.

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    Oh my, this is beyond stunning. Man, I would LOVE a huge print of this to frame and hang someday! *adds to to-do list* :3

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    The feeling that this painting gives me, a profound sense of awe and peace, is really something. Normally something I get from observing great things in nature, and you've managed to tap into that. This is forever one of my favorites of yours.

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      I just wanted to say your comments mean worlds to me. Thank you for such humbling words, revisiting them has given my gray day some warmth <:.

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    This piece inspires me each and every single day. Thank you for so much light and love.