Feb 19, 2011

Mitadrawingbelladrawingcesdrawingnuts: Layers





You know Ces? Ces is an artist brilliant. Very kind and generous, Ces sends her work around the world, both on the net and in real life. I am a recipient of her kindness.
If you know Ces you know Ces has a predilection for nuts- acorns in this case.
And so Ces being good friends with Bella, asked Bella to draw her, Ces, drawing nuts.
And thence threw down the challenge to Mita.
And at some other time, so the rumour goes, threw down the challenge that someone draw them all doing what they do do so well.

So here is "Mitadrawingbelladrawingcesdrawingnuts."
Layer upon layer.

Of course I didn't read the intsructions properly so I will have to do it again :)
All the images bar the top one are pretty big if you clicken them.
Thank you for looking.



























































78 comments:

  1. terrific! once again, the multi views are awesome!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! You did it. But where are you? You are supposed to be in it! Andrew, I had to call Bella and I could hardly speak as I was telling her about your drawing. You really are something. This is so cool. You even drew an elephant!!! YES!!!YES!!! Thank you!!! Tsup!

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  3. Oh look at that big nut! It is so huge!!! WOW!

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  4. The owl is so cool! Do you know that when I was in grade school, my classmates bullied me by calling me an owl because I had big eyes. So I got mad and I cried. I told my mother and she said to thank my jealous classmates because owls are symbols of wisdom and knowledge. Ever since that day, I don't mind being called an owl and so they stopped calling me when they found out I was proud to be associated with an owl. when my team gave me an award of appreciation, they gave me the symbol of the owl, for writing decision support rules!

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  5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Oh, Mr. Finnie, you are BRILLIANT! And SO very brave for taking this on. Oh my, look how high we are, balancing on that twisted branch with birds flying below. And oh my, what big nuts you have. The elephant, of course, is a favorite, being bathed in that beautiful, filtered sunlight that so is trademark Finnie. And that is such a cool sense of action with the blurred butterflies! Butterflies that seemingly zip as fast as hummingbirds. You make me tremble!!!

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  6. W-O-W!! Astounding work, Andrew...this is magnificent! The elephant is awesome, as are the three wonderful ladies. I love all of the views..you are a master, truly! I get such a sense of space in another-worldy place. Magical! : )

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  7. GENIAL! Vous êtes un génie! je retrouve mes copines de blog même chez vous!!! Il va être nécessaire un jour que nous nous retrouvions tous... point de reconnaissance : les glands, les éléphants, les nains et ....
    Gros bisous à vous et à tous!

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  8. What kind of layers? I'm shocked by the color in this latest scene. I had to double-check whoom's blog I was on. By the way, are those the version 4 kids from DAZ?

    I like that you used color, Andrew. I fear to.

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  9. Excellent Mr Finnie, I knew you would take on the challenge and succeed exceedingly well at it! I love it, but Ces is correct, you must add yourself now ;)! Oh and I love that you included on of Ces's elephants.

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  10. "one" of Ces's elephants. I really need to read over my comments more carefully before posting them!!!

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  11. I just LOVE this!!! What a terrific challenge!! Oooh....the elephant is perfect!! I'm so glad Ces inspired you to do this....she is awesome!!!

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  12. Actually, the elephant belongs to Bella first and it was such a thrill to discover that she loves them because I do too!

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  13. Andrew you have the patience of a saint. The work is wonderful and I love sneaking around to view all the angles. This is a place I would like to visit... with sketch book in hand so I could also draw them all drawing each other.

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  14. Hi Andrew. In the first moment I saw this (I do not know why) came to my mind all Futurist Painting. You know, the Futurists wanted to portray the movement, was his obsession. And when I expand one of the illustrations, and saw the bird flying, and behind a kind of light spots, representing, perhaps, his way. came to my mind a picture of Giovanni Boldini (I'll leave a link) that there is a dove, just painted, almost transparent.
    Well, now I see you are a master of digital light and a futurist.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NNHH6fXm9s0/TLagPleikTI/AAAAAAAAAy8/zs5l3CG2xFA/s1600/boldini+versialles.jpg


    another:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j2HlGCFPKU0gFtQkB_WKWA

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  15. Me encanta, es usted genial.

    Un saludo cariñoso
    AOC.

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  16. Grandewitch said that you'll make me smile!
    now i know why.
    you are making me SMILE!!!! :D

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  17. i can see the White Witch moths.

    ^________^

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  18. that was me smiling.

    you are so great, this is just great!

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  19. fantastic, Andrew! I love how Ces takes the acorn with her hand almost as if it is a compass that shows them the way. That's magic :)
    You have take them to a forest that shows so much beauty it's no surprise they are drawing and painting. Inspiration everywhere ♥

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  20. If this was a real forest, I would be scared to go there by myself. I am so glad you made me go with Bella and Mita and gave us an elephant and owl and butterflies. You know I have acrophobia, so I will not be traversing that fallen log so nonchallantly especially in a dress. This is great. Thanks again.

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  21. I love that you show us so many angles! I can't do that with my drawing without exacerbating my carpal tunnel syndrome.

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  22. This is ..... yes, how should I say it... well done!

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  23. What fun! I especially like the elephant and butterflies, but it looks like a blast to hang out in the forest with these ladies!

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  24. Haha what a great idea, I love it! The surrounding scenery is beautiful in these, all those leaves and butterflies and mossy patches, oh and the animals too! So much detail, I think I see something new every time I look :)

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  25. Josh, thank you so much! It;s great that Monday is working again!

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  26. Hey Owl, did you know there was a hot surfer named Owl chapman? Heh. Thank you so much for the challenge and thankyou so much for my nut! Oh yes, I forgot me! That is unlike me - to forget myself - a kind of self nihilism. No actually 'me' was ready to be put in - as the devil. But I thought that it was a little presumptiveousness (find that in the dictionary) of me :)

    Plus me as the devil might be bad karma!

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  27. Bella, thank you so much/. I laughed out loud. Yes they are large acorns eh? That is why the forest has been denatified. They are all in hospital in the 'acheing acorn head ward" (aahw).

    you realise that the nut thing goes full circle??????

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  28. Shirley ! :) thanks! Oh it was good to have such good models on which to draw! The views- that is my weakpoint, which one will it be, which one it will it be :) Which witch is which?

    see you!

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  29. Bonjour Martine, j'espère que le vin rouge est bon pour vous! Vous savez, je peux vous voir dans le tableau suivant peut-être? Peinture Martine CES bella peinture mita - Ooh La La!

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  30. Hey Shawn :) Oh the layers are kind of alpha layers :) The colour is a bit extreme. I was banking on a desaturation brush in post - but I think I upped it accidently :) I have shoe string shaders but forget to use the desat parameter :) I should read the directions more often!

    Great love shack you are making. Great how it is so patinated. I did a fly by and dropped the K4 data in that post!

    good luck with the Messiah!

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  31. Karen oh I think on' of Ces' elephants will stand the test of time. besides, why should I be the only person making typos! :)

    Thankyou for looking at the images. Oh I wasn't going to take up the challenge after seeing bellamitaces' masterpieces -but I was trying to get in their good books!

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  32. Juan, coming from the master of the 'fantastic' I am honoured thankyou

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  33. Manon, well I can see you in there you know, it is not too late to put your name down :)

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  34. Ces, I just ate an orange and it dripped on the lino floor, now whenever I move my feet the soles stick to the floor- it is annoying but it proves that I have soles...

    You are very lucky to have found bella :)

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  35. Ginger, thank you! Oh patience? Just for the things that I am interested in. Maybe it is compulsive fiddler's disorder? CFD. where I must fiddle all day and all night .... I think it would be fun to be in that forest - as long as there was a helicopter transport on close watch.... :)

    PS the chap who wanted me to do some illustrations for his book had the same name as myself (not me) There is an andrew finnie club on facebook even. Strange but true!

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  36. Greetings Don Roberto. Did I tell you I haven't had a hair cut in five months. You and I are becoming as twins. Except my eyebrows are much longer :)

    Wwow thanks for the lonk to the Futurist. I see you have picked an exquiiste painting the colonade in versailles. I have seen the place in real life - but he has made it more beautiful. I am off to check his work. Thank you for the education. :) Its good to have fellow human's as our filters, no? :)

    Today it is not the weekend. :) But that is what anticipation is for.

    cheese from Oz. !

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  37. Hello Antonia :) the sublime poet. Greetings,

    you know one of the things about poetry is that good poetry rewards scrutiny.

    It's interesting in a world that demands instant gratification to take the time out to read your words and ponder on their meaning.

    I like how you aim for the essence.
    the darkness and the light :)

    just like us humans, eh?

    cheers :)

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  38. Hey Mita, that was me smiling too. I've been looking for your elephant everywhere. I hope he turns up!

    ahh you saw the white witch moths. thank you so much for suggesting them so long ago. was it thysania aggripina :)?

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  39. Ah Ana :) I have been visiting your Bogie a few times. Forests are strange aren't they - especially at night. That's why we have artists like us who can take people there in the comfort of their own minds :)

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  40. Ces, the company of friends is comforting company. So you are scared of 'acros'? I once met a clown who was scared of hair - I kid you not. He could only enter a room if it were full of bald men!

    He had hirsuitaphobia. He caught it from his aunty when he was little - she had a large mosutache that used to tickle him when she kissed him...

    That was when he decided to run away to the circus ....

    seriously :)

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  41. Art is Joken - love that name. Thank you !

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  42. Hey Linda! Thanks so much. Oh yes I go overboard with the detail brush. I would have crammed in some sunflowers but they needed more sun. :)

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  43. Vanilla :0 thankyou for looking more than once - I used to have this theory of subplot - but now it has changed to subplot subplot :)

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  44. Andrew, thank you ever so kindly for your visits and support. I love it when I see your avatar, whatever it is at any given moment, on my blog. I suppose I should not fight it, but you know what? it makes me unhappy that I am addicted to drawing. I want to be free. I think it is a curse, sometimes.

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  45. im sorry i just had to come back.
    this is adorable.
    just like the thysania aggripina aka White Witch moth.

    yes my heart is an elephant.
    bye, see you.

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  46. I'm always left wondering... how do you ever have the time for all this? Astounding in concept and quality.

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  47. Ces my friend, yes I can see what you mean. Because your work is so vibrant and detailed and wonderful and complex you must have dreams about it, even when you are awake. I think great artists all have addictive personalities- that's what makes them great. Because they must do the work.

    I know a few 'great' artists who never make any art at all - sad isn't it? I guess it's how we measure our life?

    Was it Mary Cassab who married her easil?

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  48. Ahh Mita, I am glad. Isn't it amazing how you can influence another's work? You know, I had something in my eye. I thought it said 'my heart is an eggplant". Hmm, that means my brain is a broccoli.

    Just kidding, looking forward to your elephant :)

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  49. Oh I meant your suggestion of the white moth and the black unicorn

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  50. Richard! Oh I don't have time really. :) My lawn needs mowing, my hair needs cutting, the bathroom tap needs dedripping. My hems need humming. There are so many things to illustrate - and so little time. :) You could illustrate till the end of the world I reckon.

    I work with digital puppets. Once they are made then they are props for later images. A click of a mouse will give a new texture to their clothes (once you paint it).

    To set this up takes 3 hours four hours? The lighting and finding the viewpoint takes two hours? Maybe longer. The rendering I do at 300 dpi at 12 inches height by say 16 inches takes another ten minutes - to an hour depending on the lighting calculations. Post can take as long as you like.:)

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  51. He Andrew
    from now on : In nutrix veritas!!! Thanks for your wise words!!

    (hopefully no shaking in your place)

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  52. Andrew, I do not cut my hair for two years (but not grow) Twins? ja ja. Lawrel & Hardy !!!!! bah, I was just joking.
    Oh, sorry if I offend you, it was not my intention to educate, nor do I look like a conceited. Only, I said what I felt when I saw your picture and it reminded me Boldini painting, it is true. forgiveness.

    About the girl-rock. Yes, yes, she is a native of my area. She is native like me. Did I tell you in my tribe, is allowed to have a wife? But this same time you can have four girlfriends. Well you know, I have my wife. and this is one of my four girlfriends. she has a nice name, listen: "Storm Cloud on a Summer Afternoon, Between Three pm. and Four pm." but I call her: "Heaven of my life. " Another day I'll tell you about my other three girlfriends.
    Ah ... Eat lots of cheese before it sinks!

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  53. Always always your work surprises and amaze me!! Beautiful, again!! So much dept and details. Love this!

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  54. hello stopping by to say g'day!

    http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/mita_indira/Untitled2.jpg

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  55. Andrew! You amaze me my friend! .... and so does your artwork :o) What a challenge and what a masterpiece. I am also a recipient of Ces' kindness... of Bella's crazy compassion and Mita's warmheartedness. I have an original Ces, proudly hanging in my office. Knowing these three wonderful ladies has given me a deeper appreciation of what you've done and how you captured their essences...? I loved reading their responses.... you touched their hearts :o) Terrific wort Andrew!

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  56. terrific WORK Andrew....hehehe sorry Karen... had to join in the typo fun :o)

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  57. andrew thank you very much for your comment!

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  58. As someone who does quiet drawings with pencils and paper, I haven't the slightest idea how you do what you do... but I'm awfully glad that you do it!

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  59. Woweeee! What an enchanted forest, with as much personality as these talented ladies! Yep, I agree with Richard, do you have more time than most people, or are you an insomniac? Whatever the case, it's always amazing!

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  60. Hey Andrew, you have a special ability to dodge answers :))))) Ja Ja ☺☺☺
    (Anyway your answer was nice. I would have done the same as the silly hero)
    Oh sí, hoy es Sábado. qué suerte que esta semana ya terminó!!!.
    Hoy podría tomar mi caña de pescar y tratar de pescar unas truchas, aunque yo no tengo permiso!!!! :(((((((

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  61. Hello, Andrew from Oz! I'm just wondering how this collective drawing of one another will finish! Noone knows now, but one day we'll all be looking at the last picture, illustrating this sweet confessing in love.:) And will remember how we had enjoyed the creating of this chain of frienship...
    A lovely illustration! You've used bright colours and I like it VERY much(as if it's not typical for you?) It's interesting to see how you play with the angles of view, the use of shadows, the change of colours... I like most the fifth picture with the fluorescent butterflies! What I miss is ... music!!! Yes, I do!
    How strange that you are talking about elephants as if you are talking about cats or pigeons, for example!:) I've seen elephants only in the zoo and in the circus and having in mind the geographical position of my country, I hope you understand why it is an exotic animal for me! Greetings!:)))

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  62. Oh Andrew! Aw. I will send you the full size. My current drawing is on Paris paper, very smoooooooth. The other drawing "Baby with paintbrush" is on smooth Bristol board. Thank you!!!

    P.S: Do you want me to send you the full sized file?

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  63. Andrew, when someone says to me, "Wahl, Ah don't know anything about music and stuff, but you really play gooood." And I think: was that a compliment? (And it was, he 'liked' it, that is all.)

    So I don't know a thing about art, except as a performer, I know every time you put the bow on the fiddle--or the brush into the paints--there is some risk-taking. I, and you, are laying out my very soul for the scrutiny of others, many of whom know nothing of what I--or you--do: the practice, work, sweat, tears, physical AND mental pain. The timelessness which occurs as you--and I--focus on the creative muse at hand.

    And so I say to you, I don't know a thing about art, but I can tell you what I like, and even if you don't know it, I wish to make a judgment.

    YOU ARE A MASTER, SIR!

    Even Ces' eyeglasses fitting loosely over her, (well, nose?) and Mita's hair and seductive smile...and Bella's LEGS--woo-hoo!The Kitty, Pachee-derm, and fifty other adornments--I absolutely ENJOYED this piece(s) and respect you so greatly--just had to mention this with my sincere "Thank you".
    PEACE!
    Steve E

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  64. lieber Andrew, viele Grüße in diese wunderschöne Kinder Traumwelt, oh, es sind wieder die vielen kleinen Dinge, die sich um uns bewegen und die du hier zeigst und jeden in einer anderen Art erreichst, in einer anderen Vorstellung und Träumerei,
    man könnte denken, daß du viel mehr als nur zwei Augen hast,
    aber zwei Augen, die sehen wollen....

    viele Grüße von Jasmin

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  65. Goodmorninghowstheweatherdownundergottagotoworkhaveagoodday!

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  66. How in the world do you do this???? ALL these images! This is actually the sweetest piece (or pieces) I think I've every seen of yours--there's nothing creepy about them--just these lovely exuberant artist girls and the wild wild world about them. Absolutely lovely! (and completely blowing my mind!)

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  67. Andrew,
    as always, excellent work!
    is very nice zoom, the image and perceive
    the richness of detail and information!
    I loved the Celtic themes and animals!

    sorry for arriving so late ...
    a hug =]

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  68. Oh my goodness! You should see Bella's dream!

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  69. Hi Andrew, courtesy of Bella's link I have found you and am totally enchanted and am following your blog.

    . . . Arija

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  70. Wow, Andrew! I came here from your fellow nut's blog (Bella). You do amazing work! I am in awe of all the talent here in Blog World: you, Ces, Bella. You might all be nuts, but you are talented ones! :) Pam

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  71. oh!!! this is outstanding!!!:-))
    I hv visited ur blog 4 d first time and I am amazed!!!:-))
    Great work.......

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  72. oh my! Exquisite and oh so fun! Bella linked to you and I am so glad I followed through. You have captured them all magnificently and each piece is magical. I feel as though I could slide right in to enjoy their experience with them. You are an incredible artist!!

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  73. Hi Andrew,

    Another visitor via Bella's blog.
    What wonderful work, love it that you have captured, this piece so well. It is so vibrant and love the detail.
    It was great to discover your blog.

    Carolyn

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  74. me estoy dando una vuelta por aqui y todo lo que descubro me parece de exquisito, es alucinante tu imaginacion, un fuerte abrazo

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  75. Came here via Bella's blog...its truly remarkable. Love the details...felt like watching a trailor...
    Best Wishes
    Deepa
    http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  76. You have a pretty amazing mind, Andrew. This post blew me away :)

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