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The Soul of the Rose


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I've got a new image for you guys, but I've also got some pretty terrible news. Calantha, my sweet, dog-daug...
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© Sarah Allegra

I've got a new image for you guys, but I've also got some pretty terrible news. Calantha, my sweet, dog-daughter, dog-soulmate had to be put to sleep on June 18th after a brief but intense battle with kidney failure. She has been by my side for 14 years, ever since she was 10 weeks old. She's been with me through just about every major adult life decision and change. I don't know how to exist without her. She had a very peaceful passing with an at-home euthanasia vet, but her quiet, gentle soul has left a permanent hole in my heart.

One thing that has helped keep me sane over the weeks since she's been gone has been working on this image of the beautiful Aly Darling. I didn't consciously realize it when I picked this image to edit, but it has some interesting tie-ins with Calantha which I expound upon in my blog. It's a quiet, gentle, graceful DreamWorld image inspired by the painting The Soul of the Rose by John William Waterhouse, my favorite painter, who was also a Pre-Raphealite. It's hard for me to feel happy or excited about much of anything right now, but I am very pleased with how this image turned out.

Going back to Calantha (as everything does right now), I'm saving up for a memorial tattoo of her. Any and all sales for the month of August will go towards my tattoo fund if you'd like to purchase anything and help out! My Red Bubble shop has prints in a wide variety of sizes and qualities, along with every day items such as mugs, scarves, shirts, phone cases, stickers... you name it: http:--www.redbubble.com-people-sarahallegra . My Etsy shop specializes in extremely high-quality, museum-level, limited-edition prints: https:--www.etsy.com-shop-SarahAllegraArtistry . Or, if you're just feeling generous, you can donate directly to the fund through PayPal: paypal.me-sarahallegra- . Thank you to everyone who would like to help with this! This is an important part of the healing process for me.

I've written a blog post about Calantha and her passing, along with more about this image, which you can read here: sarahallegra.wordpress.com-2019-07-29-roses-for-the-unicorn-dog-

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livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari Aug 25
Very nice.
amwaraxa
 
amwaraxa Sep 18
What a beautiful composition!

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