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Member Since Aug 10, 2004
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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. I've been busy and preoccupied lately, but I'll be back. Thanks for looking and for any comments.

I used Daz, Filter Forge, Painter, the Gimp, and Artmatic Voyager.

December 15, 2009
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Dec 15, 2009 9:44:31 pm
Cathy I can't think of a better way to close out my night than with a visit to your gallery to see your latest work of art. This one is exciting, beautiful and gave me inspiration I needed. Great work as always and hope you are back soon.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Dec 15, 2009 9:50:01 pm
Elegant in every way. A genuine treat for the eyes, Bravo

by doarte Homepage »

Dec 15, 2009 10:46:40 pm
This is a fine art work my dear friend, superb effects and composition, perfect, love it!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 1:40:48 am
Outstanding work! Well Done!

by JSGraphics Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 3:58:36 am
The frost texture and cold colors are wonderful, very well crafted!!
Excellent work!

by wannes Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 4:55:51 am
This is a really gorgeous, amazing fantasy scene, with the special spirit of Christmas times...Fabulous work indeed! Well done!

by KarmaSong Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 7:46:45 am
gorgeous work Happy Holidays to you as well

by lucindawind Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 9:47:07 am
Oh beautiful this one is...nicely done.

by magichild2 Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 11:45:40 am
Beautiful image! Looks cold. Superb postwork.

by tulipe Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 12:02:21 pm

Excellent image!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 1:53:26 pm
An excellent piece of work. Very well done indeed. I love the glow effect, the radiating lines and the frosty looking border.

by e-brink Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 2:27:39 pm
When I lived in Canada, I would spend hours looking at the ice on the windows and the letting my imagination wander. This does the same for me... Superb artwork, my friend. Thank you, and happy holidays for you too.

by faroutsider Homepage »

Dec 16, 2009 6:44:54 pm
Brr! Most lovely wintry themed fantasy! Looks like something you might see on the cover of a fantasy novel. Great dynamism and framing. Happy holidays to you and yours,Cathy.

by blankfrancine Homepage »

Dec 17, 2009 2:31:44 am
Awesome render
TY for the holiday wishes
I wish a Happy One for you as well
This is a fav with me

by Blush Homepage »

Dec 17, 2009 7:41:58 pm
Very frosty and simply beautiful work!!!

by tstray1 Homepage »

Dec 17, 2009 9:24:03 pm
This is wonderful!!!! Fabulous work!

by amota99517 Homepage »

Dec 18, 2009 5:20:11 pm
Such a glorious and fascinating image Cathy! Always so magical and uplifting for the spirits! Your images always leave me in wonder and awe! :)

by tofi Homepage »

Dec 20, 2009 12:55:08 pm
Gorgeous and oustanding artwork my friend, excellent done love it.

by adrie Homepage »

Dec 20, 2009 1:00:47 pm
She must have been watching over me as I drove through the snow yesterday. A beautiful image. Love the way you used the icy border.

by popeslattz Homepage »

Dec 22, 2009 3:13:17 am
Beautiful image Cathy! Superb composition!

by stevey3d Homepage »

Dec 22, 2009 3:21:31 pm
beautiful... wonderful postwork

by Jollyself Homepage »

Dec 23, 2009 10:29:29 am
WOW ! Stunning composition !!

by Zazou Homepage »

Dec 25, 2009 7:07:15 pm

Merry Christmas to you~~

Happy Holidays

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Dec 27, 2009 7:13:15 pm
Fantastic frosty/ice crystal background! Stunning work on this one. Excellent sense of motion!

by three_grrr Homepage »

Dec 31, 2009 4:55:19 pm
I know I should concentrate on the work first, but how did you get that "happy holidays" to bounce back & forth, lol? I know, you're a whiz at code, and I know there's a code for that; but still. I don't think I've seen that in your gallery before...Ok, onto more important things. I decided to do one image per gallery this week, for time; and since I've been leaving long comments everywhere--to wish everyone a fine new year--it's taken more time than I thought. And then I come here: Coming here is like going back to an old friend's home, where I can stop, sit and share warm feelings & have a cup of cocoa and feel at home. Wonderful feeling. The goddess: You've given her a metallic sheen in spots, like overexposed film or electrically burnt copper plate; it makes her not only alit, but electric & powerful--powerful enough to pierce the shield of winter. And she does just that! Very nice shaping on the wings & arms, they reach out like jagged thought. But your background: If ever there's an example of your design sense & patterns, this is it. A lot's going on in that ice, lots of different patterns overlapping; and the lines reach into the center almost like the abstract expressionists would, with a boldness that doesn't care if it over-spills, it just "is". And you have a 'halo' of lines around the goddess, the way the renaissance masters did with gold in their paintings & sculpture. And you've "crowned" her with orbs and star-dust. It's a bluish image--winter, after all--but very powerful, esp with her breaking through the ice. And your cloud background creates a landscape. Some of your recent images have mysterious receding landscapes, where you're reaching straight through to the limits. I love this piece: And it isn't that I don't love the others as well, it's just that in only doing one, I'm totally taken by this. It's the perfect choice for New Years Eve. This guardian makes me feel safe & protected--though I don't think I'd like to piss her off, lol: She's truly a guardian, not an old pal, and don't know if she'd warm up to "how's it hangin', babe..." A terrific New Year to you friend, and may it be filled with lushness & light! Always a pleasure to come here, and I'll be back for more after the holidays...

by anahata.c Homepage »


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