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Leaf Sprite Parent and Child: Lessons by kaikaku Leaf Sprite Parent and Child: Lessons by kaikaku
The first lesson was all about how to stay in the trees. How to cling to the slightest twig even in the strongest winds. How to walk along boughs and keep a secure footing, even in a blind run. 

The last lesson was about how to fall. 

How to touch the ground for the first time, ever, just before the white sheets moved in and blanketed the earth. How to stay safe and hidden under the snow banks, and wait for warmer times.

Still green and uncertain, marveling at the twinkling twilight of autumn, the child was ready to take this first leap. 

(photography, marker on leaves, hidden tape)


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Leaf Sprite Parent and Child: Lessons by kaikaku breathes life into those important lessons that we learn throughout the years. A wonderful concept which has been executed perfectly with great attention to detail. Be sure to check out the rest of this delightful series. ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Kaz-D )
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely art.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so so much! :aww:
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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skulkey Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice.  i really like the theme you have going.  trees have always been an important aspect to my spirituality. :)
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kaikaku Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine too. That's probably a little bit obvious, though. :)
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skulkey Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D  i'll get to those stories eventually.
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Very pretty!!
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kaikaku Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you so much! :)
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KezART Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Congratulations! Very well deserved for a great idea so nicely done! I enjoy looking through your leaf pics :)
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kaikaku Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so so much KezART! <3
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Kimory-S Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot. And I ABSOLUTELY love the concept. It's really great.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow :D
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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sara-satellite Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the dd! :aww:
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh thank you! :hug:
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sara-satellite Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :) :hug:
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow congratulations on your amazing DD.you really deserve it, your work is so unique. 
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, it's amazing!
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Jeneken Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Coooool
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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EvilPigPowers Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a wonderful and touching photo. It's also a great lesson for all parents/guardians. Children definitely need to learn that life isn't all about successes and getting through rough times. Life can sometimes bring things that cause one to stumble and w/o having had the right guidance they may not know how to get up. Again, great job on this photo. It makes me want to get into photography.
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puffugu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
OH MY GOODNESS KAIIII
DO YOU KNOW HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU MY FRIEND
YOU DESERVE IT OMG
CONGRATS MY LOVEEE <3
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOOOOOOU!

Haha seriously this was such an insanely neat surprise today!
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RiderB0y Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow....
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really unique. Wow, I like it :)
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Sorry I took a while to get back to you but your words are very much appreciated! :hug:
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SpinningWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the picture in my feed and normally I would keep scrolling but for some reason this picture called to me and made me smile. Thank you for sharing this with the interwebs. :heart:
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thanks for stopping to look at it, I'm really glad it made you smile. ^_^ 
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SpinningWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Butterfly Free avatar Your welcome. The picture made me happy!Flowering Vine 
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Mishberries Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
What you wrote, it is so beautiful and so meaningful. I really love it.  Thank you for those words and reminding us of the things that we have forgotten and also motivating us to move forward from here.
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that was beautiful!!!!
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you. ^_^
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rachelthepessimist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're adorable! I love the simplicity. 
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing. That's the reason why I'm on Deviantart: inspiring art. Thank you.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU. I can't think of a nicer thing someone could say to me about my art. I started coming to this site years ago and it basically reawakened my interest in drawing/painting/photography again, after seeing all the amazing things other people were doing. So the idea that I might create something that inspires others is very moving. Thank you so much.

I took a peek in your gallery and I like your drawings, btw!
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! is an honor.
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RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing! what sort of marker did you use?
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use Zig Writers for the black, usually, but nothing stops you from using plain 'ole Sharpie. It just has to not be a water-based marker. I've found that Zig Writer photographs a little easier than sharpie, and is a little more opaque, but if you're scanning the leaves instead of trying to photograph them in scenes it doesn't matter. 

Some of the colored leaves I used sharpie or Prismacolor markers for.
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luckynr1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Wow, brilliant really.
Congrats on your DD.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful...
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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