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Bleeding heart by Moonbeam13 Bleeding heart by Moonbeam13
Silent Auction Donation Framed Print

A 12" x 18" Framed Fine Art print will be shipped to the winner of this auction. It is valued at $90 + p & p so you have a great opportunity to win a bargain. The winning bid will be able to select their choice of frame colour from the options available.

I will cover the cost of the print, frame and postage.

This item is being put up for bids for the Artisan Crafts Silent Auction - for the Weekend to end Breast Cancer

**** BIDDING STARTS JUL 21, 2008 and ENDS AUG. 17th, 2008****

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Note there is a reserve price on this item of $30 USD, which considering its value is very reasonable.

The story of the bleeding heart:

It is said that a prince loved a princess who took no notice of him. To try to get the princess's attention and prove his love, he brought her exquisite and amazing gifts from far and wide. One day he came across two magical pink bunnies and offered them both to the princess.

At this point, the story teller pulls off the two outer pink petals and sets each on it sides to show the animals.

The princess was unmoved by the rabbits so, he tried again and presented her with beautiful dangly earrings.

The next two inner white petals are separated and held up next to the narrator's ears for display.

Still, the princess paid him no attention. The prince was so distraught over being spurned that he took a dagger and stabbed himself.

The remaining centre of the flower is shaped like an outline of a heart with a line down the centre. The heart is held up, the dagger-like line is removed, and the story teller plunges the "knife" through the heart's centre.

The princess, realizing too late that she did love the prince, cried out, "My heart shall bleed for my prince forever more!" and her heart bleeds to this day.
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I really love this picture! The coloring is is light and goes well with the mood of the photo. I really like the title, and how it corresponds with the image portrayed in your photo. Leaving the two petals in the back to be blurred really brings out the one in front, causing your eyes to drift towards it. My only suggestions would be to make it a little more sharp and add some contrast to make it really stand out.
The story that goes along with this fits it perfectly. I always love when an artist is able to fit some sort of piece of writing in with their photography. I feel like it really enhances the mood of the picture, and helps the viewer gain a better understanding at what the artist is trying to portray through their work.
All in all, great picture and well done. :D
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Yomna44 Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Leah-of-Hyrule Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing photo! I really want to reach out and touch it! What does the white part feel like? .o.
PandaChandaDoge Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome!
TornadoMetVolcano Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that heart has a penis o-o

TornadoMetVolcano Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so true XD
one of my favorite plants ever! :D
contra-entry Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
prettyprettyprettypretty~! :iconsobeautifulplz:
Astrikos Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
How beautiful. Great colors! So vivid and breath taking.
those flowers are amazing.
Did they smell good? :heart:
Gorgeous focus and angle.
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