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August 25, 2012
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The Key... by SprinkleSprankles The Key... by SprinkleSprankles "Set Me Free"

I look in the mirror, into my own eyes
I see my soul, free without ties
But it does not fly, itís too sad to soar
Sorrow keeps it, deep inside my core
Trapped, under the broken pieces of my heart
Confused, unsure, not knowing where to start
Distracted by the sound of my memories departure
Leaving my mind, my heart, ending my torture
Finally the unrelenting pain will be obsolete
In turn, my mourning is almost complete
Before long my soul will be soaring, far past the moon
And yours trapped inside, engulfed like a cocoon

-Sherbanu Molu

I read this poem, remembered I had one of these skeleton keys, and perked an idea~ However, I leave any interpretation to your own whim and demises. ^^

-Nikon Coolpix L810
-Adobe Photoshop for mild post production

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~Shymoon13 for the #Rising-Artists "Simplicity" feature. [link] :heart:

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[Poem © Sherbanu Molu; Photo © Me]

This work is copyrighted©2012 Sprinkle Sprankles [Nicole Manzo]. All rights reserved. You are not allowed to use this for your blog, website, etc., without my permission.
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[my first attempt at a critique, so bear with me]

First: The setting is really pretty, the brown background with the glitter really sets the scene in my opinion, and the 'props' are nicely placed. I love the kind of smoky air of it all. thumbs up. :)

The first thing that struck me, that I didn't like, was the fact that the note doesn't look handwritten [even if it is], and thus it is much less personal. A computer wouldn't say that, and as it is a personal message [I guess] It would make mroe of an impact handwritten, even if its almost the same with black ink.

It would have been nice to see a more elaborate key, but that is a matter of taste, I suppose, and a matter of what you have at hand. I the general feel of the picture gives me the feeling that it would take a more elaborate key to set that person free [only my opinon, as all of this is].

Overall: I love this photo and the idea behind it, as I said, the other thing that irked me was the writing on the note (:


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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is just too magical, the glitter and the box and everything being set in autumn made me feel like I just stumbled upon it and finding who to set free. A journey to help someone I barely know. this is very inspiring. Thank you :3 
Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Hi! :wave:

You've been featured in my news ('BEST OF: dA-Supporters group – 43') here: [link] :heart:

P.S. Please :+fav: this article and other works if you like it! :aww:


Debbysh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hi dear!
#ArtSupporters has featured you :)
SteamPixy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohh I love it!
PocosLadyCutter05 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I have this camera you used to take this shot and well frankly I hate my camera. Whenever I go to take photos the color is dull the images arent sharp and they are all just poor quality even though they were taken in good lighting. Would there be a certain setting I should use to improve this? Or does the camera just kinda suck? I feel like my phone camera takes pictures twice as good as this camera and Im to the point of giving up.
lynetteenright Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
We would love to have you join our group!

SprinkleSprankles Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gladly! :D
FireBlazeDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an interesting story premise, actually.
Sai-shou Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student
Moved to the Featured folder of :iconwe-the-artists: as well, thank you for sharing this piece with us too!

On another note, I like the idea and deep meaning behind this picture. :heart:
SprinkleSprankles Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, my friend~! :iconiluplz::iconyaayplz:
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