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Aakyra (Sep 25, 2008)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in undergrowth,
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost ~ 1875
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Axil62 (Dec 15, 2008)
This is very beautiful. I hope you finish it.
bette_davis_eyes (Dec 15, 2008)
oh wow aakyra! this is so sooo pretty :O the colors are amazing and so are you :)
Miss_DJ (Dec 15, 2008)
stunning already...and I love the poetry..both are perfect!
Aakyra (Dec 15, 2008)
Thanks so much, all of you, your comments mean a great deal to me.
Pantera (Dec 15, 2008)
I want to walk there, beautiful work :)
davincipoppalag (Dec 16, 2008)
This is really beautiful Aakyra!
PS (Dec 16, 2008)
This is absolutely fantastic so far. I really like how you did the flowers on the right.
Flubbles (Dec 16, 2008)
Quite an ambitious draw, its looking good thus far.I know you never comment on my draws, but im not one to hold any grudges :p
enjoydotcom (Dec 16, 2008)
Gorgeous drawing, it has been too long since we saw a new addition from you.
Aakyra (Dec 17, 2008)
Thanks everyone! I definitely appreciate the encouragement and the support.
neverXmore (Dec 25, 2008)
Aakyra (Dec 25, 2008)
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Aakyra (Dec 25, 2008)
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impactdivision (Jan 4, 2009)
I love how you're handling the flowers. This makes me excited for spring... :)
HiroDaZero (Jan 4, 2009)
Yanno, my entry works with this poem.
Aakyra (Jan 5, 2009)
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firecracker (Jan 5, 2009)
This picture is just amazing!! I could sit here and look at it all day!! I love the poem too!! I wish I could hang this picture on my wall. Fantastic painting "Aakyra"!! I love it!! :)
Aakyra (Jan 5, 2009)
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DorsY69 (Jan 11, 2009)
Wow this is so gorgeous, such a nice atmosphere! I wish i could add it to my favorites.
Aakyra (Jan 11, 2009)
Thanks everyone! :)
Babsblueeyes (Jan 14, 2009)
I adore landscape draws. The trees are so well done. All the beautiful flowers. This is quite lovely.
Aakyra (Feb 19, 2009)
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firecracker (Feb 19, 2009)
What a surprise, to see this beautiful picture appear again!! It's really good to see this again.....I love looking at it....and the poem is beautiful too. You are amazing Aakyra!! I've missed seeing your artwork!! This piece is magnificent. :)
Aakyra (Feb 19, 2009)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment. It was a good time to finish this.
CarmineDawn (Feb 20, 2009)
this is honestly so beautiful and I love the Robert Frost poem
Suntan (Feb 20, 2009)
jJ, you have outdone yourself with this one. :D..and i agree with Carmine, the addition of the poem is lovely. Congrats to you!!! <3
catfish (Feb 20, 2009)
very pretty
montezmaria (Feb 20, 2009)
Ooooh, this is just beautiful, wow. I love how the light is beaming through the trees....gorgeous!
vlad.the.hamster (Feb 20, 2009)
Amazing, it's so wonderful. :) Possibly your best yet.
Aakyra (edited Feb 20, 2009)
Thanks Carmine, Sun, Catfish, Maria and Vlad! All of the comments have meant so much to me. This is my first (and probably last) attempt at a landscape. It was a huge challenge and I learned a great deal about how color defines things in a landscape. I really wanted this to be of Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain GA. They have had the Master's Golf Tournament there in the past. In the fall, there is an Azalea festival and the estate is one of the lovliest places I have had the pleasure of visting. Thanks again to everyone who commented, it meant a great deal to me!
gel_o (edited Feb 21, 2009)
This is the very best landscape drawing I've ever seen Aakyra! I wish this one were sofa-sized so I could hang it in my living room. It reminds me of Callaway Gardens with all the azaleas in bloom. Amazing!
Aakyra (Feb 22, 2009)
Hi Gel-o! Thanks for the vote of confidence! This was definitely inspired by times spent at Calloway Gardens. That place is magical... astonishing beauty! I love the butterfly conservatory they added, it was new on my last visit. It has been a few years, but we would purchase a season pass each year and spend our Sundays riding bikes along the beautiful paths and picnic by the lake. Those were lean times for us, but some of the happiest I've had. Thanks so very much!
ginny_91 (Feb 24, 2009)
I ceratainly would take that road if I had to pick. This is gorgeous. It kind of reminds me of a dream. This is the kind of path I imagine myself walking in when I want to calm my mind.
Aakyra (Mar 5, 2009)
Thanks for the lovely comment Ginny!
JK-Arts (May 15, 2009)
If i keep staring like this, i just know a horse is going to come running at me from that beautiful road-way.
Aakyra (May 15, 2009)
Yes, JK a horse would be a great addition, I thought of it but just couldn't quite figure out how to place it. I laughed when I saw your comment, I love horses! Thanks so much!
GreyGhost (Jun 26, 2009)
Love that poem; this draw is a perfect complement to it.
Suntan (Jun 26, 2009)
Oh, Nice to see this back again! It's so beautiful. Did you do anything with it?
QTgillie (Jun 26, 2009)
oh Aakyra, this is truly a master piece. So lovely. You put so much of yourself and attention to every aspect of your draws.
Aakyra (Jul 20, 2009)
Sorry for the delay in saying thanks! I do appreciate the thoughtful comments. And Grey Ghost, I love the poem, it really inspired me to work to the finish on this. The picture seemed to be a visual of the words. Thanks QT! I am always honored by a commeny from you, and Sun, good friends always!
sofballchik0323 (Aug 10, 2009)
oh this is beautiful!! the poem is great too, i actually sang a song with those words for as a solo a few years ago, my first thought when i saw this was that you had heard the song, it adds another level of meaning to the words as only music can. but this is an absolutely gorgeous painting and i hope you do more landscapes soon :)
Aakyra (Aug 10, 2009)
I am sure that your performance was wonderful... the words are really beautiful, and I didn't think until you mentioned it how lovely they would be set to music! Thank you for the comment, it was so very nice!
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