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Checkerboard Illusions by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Checkerboard Illusions by Pieces-Of-My-Heart
:iconupdateplz: Checkerboard Illusions received a Daily Literature Deviation on August 14th, 2009 [link]
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Copyright Andrea Da Costa. All rights reserved.


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MySongIsLaughter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful!
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thanks so much :-)
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MySongIsLaughter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
All that a Visual Poem should be. The image and words together rising above what could be accomplished independently. :love:
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Oh thank you so much... your lovely comment made my day :love:
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ALWAYS happy to do that very thing. :sun:
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Lovelove333 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Fantastic work!!!!
Your gallery is really good. I like it so much!!!
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Oh thank you so much :hug:
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allenrobbins Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
nice the background is neat
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:iconpieces-of-my-heart:
Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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allenrobbins Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
ur welcome um if you have time i have some stuff i would like comments on. if you have the time
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ElDoctor17 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Writer
Well written and a beautiful escapist picture!

But I must say that I think reality is the checkerboard and our imagination, our unrelaity is the rainbow.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I agree our imagination is the rainbow... thats a lovely way to put it :-) but I dont think reality is really a checkerboard and its a problem when people see it that way and judge things as good or bad/black or white and dont see all the shades of grey in between.
Thanks for your feedback on this... I really appreciate it!
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ElDoctor17 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Writer
You are welcome! :)

I tend to see it as reality as a dangerous place of clones and conformists and imagination/unreality is a place of protection, a haven for the lost souls. Do you sort of see what I mean?
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
hmmm I think I do... like imagination is an escape to a safe place that can be however you want it to be :-)
I definitely escaped to the world of my imagination when I was a kid and reality was often a very scary place for me, but now reality looks a lot different to me and rather than be scared of it I tend to look below the surface of why people do the things they do and it seems to me that deep down everyone is still the innocent little child crying out for love that has been very mixed up by this world.
Thanks for faving this by the way :hug:
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ElDoctor17 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Writer
You are welcome! ^_^

I can see what you mean. But I personally do not like reality and I prefer to be in the world of imagination all the time.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Well I hope you're imagining a wonderful world for yourself and for everyone else... I think the more we all do that the more hope we have of moving toward it :hug:
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ElDoctor17 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student Writer
That is so true and very insightful.
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Aro-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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A very strong visual peice... it has an effect, and depth of meaning. Good work.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Thank you so much... I really appreciate your feedback on it :tighthug:
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armymanski Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
The poem is awesome, the picture that it is written on really goes hand in hand with the writing. I love the girl on the side and how much she stands out like she is actually there reading the poem.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Oh thank you so much... that means a lot to me :hug:
And thanks for faving it too :tighthug:
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armymanski Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, it was well deserved.
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Obsidian-Nightfall Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Writer
Beautiful work here my friend, your work is always so fabulous...
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Awww thank you so much... and you are always so kind my friend :hug:
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Obsidian-Nightfall Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Writer
Most welcome :)
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tbcevo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
So very true, the last line, says it all, while I politely smile and nod. Wonderful words.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thank you so much... I really appreciate your feedback on it :-)
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meeden Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
lovely both in words & images :butterfly: and a question to ponder
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thanks very much... I appreciate your feedback :hug:
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love the illusions created by your visual image. The words seemed slightly blurred though, which made it a little harder to read, but otherwise, great poem and great concept! :)
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Actually I blurred the lines of text a bit on purpose, to go with the thought in the poem that the lines have become blurred. Also I didnt want the letters to look too rigid as they are on the new, softer landscape that she can now see. I didn't realise it had made them hard to read but when I made it I was working with a much bigger file and perhaps making it smaller here has made it harder to read.
Thanks so much for your feedback on this.. I really appreciate it :-)
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, don't worry, don't make changes. From what you explained, the blurred lines are quite integral to the visual image you're presenting along with the poem. It's probably just disorientating for me to see something less defined after reading so many things with defined letters. :)

No problem. :)
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ToaAkatsuki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful. :thumbsup: Love the concept.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks so much... I really appreciate your feedback :-)
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ImaginedMoments Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
How awesome Andrea, many congratulations - yay!
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thank you so much Pam :-) Your comment makes it even nicer :hug:
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ImaginedMoments Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:omg: Thank you so very much... I am really honoured :floating:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
It was our pleasure.
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33M Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
absolutely love this, can't wait to see more of your work....

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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Thanks so much.. that means a lot to me :iconnewhugplz:

By the way I love your rules to avoid criticism.. so bloody true! :lmao:
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lioninspace Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Illusions imprison me ...lovely :)
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Thank you so much :iconsomehugsplz:
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MorganaVasconcelos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Featured [link]:iconcocoloveplz:
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Pieces-Of-My-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Thanks very much :iconbouquetplz:
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