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Manlarr Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016   Photographer
wonderful
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Thank you! :D :rose:
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theycallmeUgly Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
I love both of the pictures with the reflection very much, but somehow this here in particular :-)

The overall appearence of this woman is sure human, but due to the paint, the hair and the way she reacts to her reflection I imagine something like a "feral child". Especially this one here conveys this feeling to me, as the approach to this "foreign entity" seems to be so tender and cautios, and I don´t know how, but the brilliant posing and facial expression add some further impression of infantile innocence to it. The way how she places her hand on the mirror, for example. And yes, also the face itself a little (which is adorable).

So the concept of a "feral child" is kind of an ... "introductory" idea to me, triggering further contemplations on for example the self-awareness/self-consciousness (not a native speaker, don´t know which word is correct here, maybe even both? ;) ) that we as humans possess. And awareness of ourselves as we know it would be impossible, if there wasn´t anybody who recognizes or "reflects" us FIRST - as a whole, regarding soul and body. That´s how our life begins. We are truly dependent from sensory, mental and emotional feedback, otherwise we can´t develop healthily, especially mentally healthy.

I could say so much more, but this is the gist of my idea which is provoked by this picture :-) All in all, I see that there is a kind of human, somehow detached from herself, not really knowing, who and what she is, oviously not having a concept of "self" like we use to. And that again is a story on its own :-)
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Oh thank you for your wonderful :D comment! Pictures are flat and worthless without emotions genarated by someone's viewing. You make the picture, you change it's dimension, you create it with your perception. But as you know not many people want to express their feelings as you did and I would love to thank you for the effort and your time and your wonderful interpretation! :heart:
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theycallmeUgly Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
You're most welcome! I'm always glad and relieved, when such thoughts of mine are appreciated Meow :3 For one, because writing down my ideas at all is not always easy and then even more so in english. So, I'm never absolutely sure if I get understood, concerning my language as such and then the actual content of it ;-)

And I share your point of view, you expressed it very beautifully :-) That's why I do my best to write down my personal thoughts about an artwork, whenever my brain allows it ;) (Wink) Which is not as often as I wish, but well ... :) Of course there are several intelligible reasons as to why there is rather little emotional feedback on any piece of art on the internet, that's certainly due to the times we live in. And then there may be a language barrier here, too ... So I also would desire to hear more personal associations someone has with one or the other photo of mine, but I certainly understand why this is rare, too, so I'm happy with any "little" reaction to a photo of mine - which is more than I ever expected anyway Nod So ... I understand both sides ;)

Thank you very much once again for your lovely and kind reply Heart 
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
Thank you! Don't worry! Your English is probably better than mine! Hopefully one day I'll be able to express myself as good as in my own language. This is why I don't comment very often because I would love to do that in the best possible way and I'm afraid I can't for time being. Grrr.
Anyway - I'll try sometimes...:heart: Have a great weekend! :D
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theycallmeUgly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I understand :) And your english is great as well! :D :)
Have a super nice weekend, too! And thank you for every single kind word of yours :meowlove: 
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drigulch Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
A wonderfully passionate dynamic -- the Lass seems to have just had an epiphany of self realization, or perhaps not. Maybe simply a realization of another, not yet making the connection to her self. Quite an intense exchange indeed -- i am not sure if these two are going to hit it off right off the bat from what projects out of the exchange. 
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Time will tell...:D
Thank you so very much Tom for your interesting point of view!
Have a great week!
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jdart2014 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Clap Clap 
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jdart2014 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Digital Artist
my pleasure as always with your wonderful work!
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Shoosmita Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
"may be this world is another world's hell"
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
indeeed...who knows...hopefully not!
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tahirlazim Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Very nice! :) (Smile) 
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Thank you! :
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tahirlazim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
My pleasure! :) (Smile) 
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work Ursula ... and what do you see? :love:
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
I see someone I should know but I can't recognize her at all :baffled: ....Love Heart
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
like a memory ... :love:
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Woman-of-DarkDesires Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
becoming closer to yourself
wonderful
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
somehow.....:D thank you!
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
touching.
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Thank you Urlich...Huggle! 
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Inoeletrof Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Well done... it takes a moment to figure out what is going on.. Nice!
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Thank you Andrea! I just wanted to try a mirror....so I'm double now! :D
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Inoeletrof Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Double the pleasure to us... :giggle:
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
so that's four of us then....:D
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czechmeister Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Beautiful. 
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HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Thank you! :
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