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the dreaming place by Moon-Willow the dreaming place by Moon-Willow
Do you have a place that is near & dear to your heart? A place where you always go to relax, unwind... rest your weary soul?

I never saw the ocean until after my parents divorced, then I would belong to my grandfather, father and brother for a whole two weeks during the summer in New Hampshire..Salisbury Beach.

There was no curfew, no chores, no one telling you what to do.... just a pocket full of coins for the arcade and a plastic bag for as many seashells that you wanted to bring home.

I was 8 and I met my first ride attendant.... he sure knew how to smile! Just as I was climbing into the go-cart, all the lights went out. Gasps, then silence and then the little babies crying... Choas... not me, Mr. Ride Attendant took my hand and walked me to the boardwalk. We ate some onion rings that were going to go bad since they had no heat lamps, so I didn't feel guilty for eating something that I didn't pay for. Life felt perfect, but isn't there always two sides to a story?

to this day, when I get restless and I can't think, I find the nearest beach and let the ocean lap at my feet and the sounds of the waves drown the voices... It is soothing and I can claim a little bit more of myself to hold close, to be grounded, determine the next step to take, path to follow, road to travel....yadda yadda yadda
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-04-05
Relax and enjoy a day at the beach with the dreaming place by ~Moon-Willow ( Suggested by Savaliste and Featured by RockstarVanity )
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
*like*
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NicoleAlecWinchester Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow, reminds me of the fields behind my house. there's a fence exactly like that, that's kind of falling over, and then there's a bunch of weeds and stuff. O.o Creepy how accurate it is, but still really beautiful.
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WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
I will always stop for dune grass, (snow) fence and a great texture. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Lol - most of the time I am like that - but I did pass up a crusty old fence with daffodils the other day and I'm kicking myself for it! :D
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WaterStreetNorth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'd be happy just to see daffodils in my neighborhood, having a solid week of rain with temps in the upper 30's. Ironically, see this taken on New Years eve [link]
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BBLils Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do love this picture, and it's really sad your story but knowing that we have a place that confort us it's a good thing :D *hugs tight* :heart:
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Hugs you tight back :)
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Rh1annon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Artist
i really like how this looks like a watercolor painting :)
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SanguineThylacine Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I like this very much for so many reasons I cannot put into words. Saudade.
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puzzledpixel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! great colors!
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er49563 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I, for sure, feel this as well.. Inspiring photograph and story. :)
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NinjaChef673 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
First off ~ Congrads on the DD <3

Secondly ~ I couldn't agree more. I've lived within blocks of the ocean all of my life and the short periods of time where I didn't...I suppose to describe me as restless can be the only way. In the end I think the only way to say it is that the ocean is my home.

As for the piece ~ great coloring, wonderful composition, (insert other witty comment that makes it sound like I know what I'm talking about).

In the end ~ I'm gonna go take pictures of my beach now and hope they come out as pretty as yours. <3
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
lol.... you sound just like me!! :D ~ you are very blessed to live near the ocean, it is an hour away from me and that is just the "sound", I have to drive closer to 2 hours to get near true open waters! Will look forward to seeing what you capture! :D
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NinjaChef673 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Thanks so much for responding to my comment! Most people (esp awesome DD artists like yourself...don't lol) I glanced at your gallery. More amazing stuff. And thank you for the watch! I'm so flattered. <3
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Haha... I'm just a regular person that has an obsession to create and sometimes teach! I am definitely going to hope you post your beach pics :D

And at least you had something interesting to say too :p
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NinjaChef673 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well thank you regardless. And yeah I hope to post them soon. The weather was so nice today so of course a million tourists decided to flood the beach since its been rebuilt finally. (After Sandy) I ended up keep getting ppl in my shots. *pouts*
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Haha - totally understand that! Last summer I spent a week at Misquamicutt and the only time I was able to get "no people" shots was at sunrise and during a storm! :)
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NinjaChef673 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to my hometown. Lmao
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this. Reminds me so much of visiting the beach with my beloved grandparents when I was small.
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
exactly! nostalgic ♥
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NobleBulldogges Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Ohhhhh! Time for summer!
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
soooooooonnnnnnnn
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This looks like a lot of the Great Lakes beaches here in Michigan.
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
one of my "bucket list" places I want to visit, but I the winter time, when there are fields of ice boulders :D
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miq1953 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
buen trabajo. te felicito !!!
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TomStal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I like the atmosphere of this, gets back with old memories, great shot.
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GeeMassamArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture. It makes me think of the opening to Jaws ;)
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful texture and colours =)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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daylightsdauphin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Lovely.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
BEAUTIFUL ♥
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Congrats on DD, love the storytelling. Pic looks like a watercolor, dreamy and warm...so nice
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elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations of the Daily Deviation! ♥
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
lovely work.....i hear you!
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PlantatreeBangkok Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
beautiful text, beautiful picture, thank you so much
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DemonsEatTheRainbow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Your story is appreciated just as much as your great work. It brings a nostalgic, almost magical meaning to it. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
That is a beautiful photo. It reminds me of my favorite place at the beach and you've captured the brightness, warmness, softness and wild beauty which makes the beach the place of fond memories. I am longing to go there now! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:woohoo: fantastic DD :hug:
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
can you imagine!! lol... I was certainly surprised :D
thank you :hug: :hug:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your work is wonderful so why not :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
sqqquuueeeeee - I was certainly surprised! Thank you kindly :D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, enjoy it :happybounce:
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vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
YAY!!! Thank you kindly :D
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PawcioKy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good morning, lady. I just want to say that your lovely picture made piece of this day way better. I could lay in this place forever.

Thank you.
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CandyKnickerbocker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I was really drawn to this picture on the DD page because I feel exactly like that about the seaside myself, many of my happy childhood memories revolve around trips to the sea. So I can totally relate to your story, it really made the picture for me. I don't have a beach near me so I have to make do with pictures most of the time, and this is one that captures that feeling of freedom and golden days.
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
all those lovely memories! I takes me about an hour to drive down to the sound and usually I'm content when I am there :) - to go to the place of my childhood vacations though, it is a good 3-4 hours drive!
I'm glad you enjoyed this image :hug:
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Photographer
Congrats! This is a great piece of artwork!! :clap:
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