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April 2, 2012
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"I Wake to Sleep"
16 x 8"
Acrylic on canvas
Not For Sale

Etsy Shop Special: Include the word "Sleep" in the notes to the seller, and get a free print with your order!… Your "surprise" print will be based on your purchase--in other words, if you buy a bevy of lions, I won't gift you one of my nudes!

4/11/12--Holy cow, a DD, and on a painting I love!!! Thank you so very much for all of your favorites and comments!

Dreaming while waking, from one end of the night to the other.

Again, my thanks to SilvieTstock for the excellent references. She's swiftly becoming something of my dark muse!

More paintings with this model:

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Other paintings of mine:

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None of my images are to be used, reproduced, or distributed in any media (wallpapers included) without express written permission. My work is NOT stock and is NOT public domain--it is how I make my living.


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Given 2012-04-11
Seeking audience with King Morpheus from dawn til dusk til dawn again, I Wake to Sleep; acrylics on canvas from*MerenSheritra. ( Suggested by Dragos-Sulgheru and Featured by SRaffa )
khyrkat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very good...
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thank you!
emammay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow. This is stunning.
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!  She's one of my favorites from last year.
OrangeWithATopHat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! 
I can relate to the title so much lol :heart:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Thank you very much!
OrangeWithATopHat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :hug:
fayjan19 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SOO beautiful!!!!....true story of mine i had a dream that i drew something and whether i held it up or down i saw an image :D ..uuuhhh this reminds me of my dream :D
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I'm glad to help you remember your dream! :)
19as93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have an amazing gallery and this work has something mysterious ;) Really great :)
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