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Breathe II by RoxaneLys Breathe II by RoxaneLys
Watercolour, ink and Charcoal pencils on Moleskine
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Second part of my "Breathe series". 
I've tried to express how it feels to live with Asthma. When the flowers are small everything is ok, but when they expand it can be a nightmare.

I started to have asthma at a young age. During my first years I couldn't sleep and do activities normally. 
I know it's not an important issue, but when you have it as a kid it can be frightening sometimes. 
I've fought it for years and now I'm much better. I've used the blown ink technique on this painting.. something that I couldn't do as a kid, now that I can, it feels like a victory for me :)

If you're living with asthma or other medical conditions, please never give up !!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it! Another amazing piece to reflect your experience! :clap:
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !! :hug:
 It feels so good to be able to talk about it through my drawings :) :happybounce:
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NitaVG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful. I really like this. ^^ Nice work!
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much !! :)
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NitaVG Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant! Before I read about the asthma, which I know all about, I thought it appeared more like her chest was blooming, opening out, as she blossoms in potential...
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
Yeah you can also see it that way. When she feels better her lungs are at her full potential and she blossoms ;)
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The sweetness of breathing, after near suffocation... I can see that!
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely !
You really can read it both ways: suffocation with too many flowers or deliverance after suffocation ;)
I'm also very allergic to pollen, so the use of flowers is really not innocent 
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wondered about that... all of those spores, floating around in the air...

My ex was *extremely* allergic to pollen, and highly asthmatic — he and I spent multiple dates in the ER, when we were courting. Basically, the only time he *didn't* have time breathing was when we went scuba diving together — filtered compressed air!

I wish you beautiful clear days and beautiful clear airways — breathe deeply! :hug:
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just noticed that I never replied to your comment! Really sorry about that!

Thank you so much for your support! I'm feeling better now that I'm an adult, the worse is behind me. But my work is very personnal, I really needed to create something based on this experience :)
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell that your work is personal... that's why it has such power!
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It took me years to start drawing personnal things. I'm glad it works :)
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MNIIIV Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice painting.
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !! :)
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Verevochka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It s already more  than art... i love it
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RoxaneLys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so sweet ! Thank you !! Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
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