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Letters to Heaven by jcroxas Letters to Heaven by jcroxas

For AIDS Awareness



And so i remembered the things that we usually do when I am still a child. During the Fiesta of the Sto. Nino (Child Jesus), an organization in our Church usually orders hundreds of flying balloons. Each child present there is invited to write a letter to Jesus, asking for His blessings, forgiveness and guidance.

Then, after writing the letters, we then attach it to a part of the string in the balloon then to wait for others to finish. When everyone's done, we then make the sign of the cross, whisper our petitions again in our minds and release the balloon all at the same time until we see all the balloons, hundreds of them, flying to the heavens above, with our letters attached to it :) it was really an amazing thing to do and so, i decided to make it up here to support the AIDS Awareness. :)


Dearest Lord,

I am asking for your guidance and support especially to those people with AIDS. Guide them that they may have the courage to continue a life of meaning, happiness and thanksgiving. Help them see the bright side of life and to get some inspirations to the people around them and from you too.

Guide their families and relatives that they may also have the courage to see the things behind every thing. Help them understand the meaning of giving life to someone who has the inability to see the life at its fullest. Help them realize the things that makes life more wonderful and beautiful.

Bless the scientists and the doctors too, that they may have already the solution for AIDS and to use their abilities in reaching out to other people.

And lastly, bless each and everyone of us, as we continue to give inspiration, hope and life to the persons with this condition. Keep us passionate and determined to do the things according to Your will.


Amen.



I hope you liked this art. It's from my heart :heart:

Lord, here our prayers. :)


xoxo,
Jude :rose:
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:iconclefairykid:
This is a beautiful deviation, it caught my eye from your gallery straight away : ]

First of all, my favourite thing is the way the orange colour of the balloon stands out so well against the light blue sky. Those clouds combined with the lens flare make it seem that they could almost be real balloons, except of course when one looks a little closer.

I can't admit to being experienced with vector style graphics but these appear to me to be reasonably well done. My only possible suggestion for improvement would be to perhaps change the little scrolls attached to the balloons, perhaps by adding some subtle shading to the creases (to make them appear a little less drawn, or perhaps you could even try using a stock paper texture).

Other than that, there are plenty of things to appreciate about this piece, the composition is great and emphasises the direction of the balloons soaring into the sky and the simplicity of the overall design helps to being more dramatic focus to the text and the message in the middle.

Great job : ]
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
This is a very sweet image!
:tighthug: Really lovely!
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This deviation has been featured in a News Article for Awareness during Project Educate for Community Projects. Thank you for sharing :aww:
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sorry for the late reply but thank you :)
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
You're welcome. Do you not log in often these days?
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahhh. no. hehe. sometimes, i need time to answer to replies and comments :giggle: i procrastinate a lot since im busy with Uni :D
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:iconwdwparksgal:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
I understand. Both my sites are horribly behind. I do get to the messages but my notes will get behind. Good luck with University :hug:
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha. i just managed to delete some old stuffs and replied to comments and replies. i had 18000+ messages last day and i have 67 now! and will be 66 after i reply here :meow:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
:wow: :faint: I have less than 13,000 now that I ditched a few stacks of deviations!
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello!

I wanted to let you know that I featured you here: [link] :heart:

Best wishes,

=TimberClipse
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i know that this is a bit late but thank you Zev :huggle:
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:hug:
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Pawkeet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Photographer
Beautiful art with a great message :aww: I have a photograph that is slightly similar: [link] Thought that was interesting :giggle:
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah :D thanks for sharing ^^ it's nice when people from the other side of the world meet up here in dA to share 2 arts with the similar meaning :huggle:
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NFG24 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Oh man...this is such a cool idea. Tying a note to a ballood. Except, to write a letter expecting that someone will find it lying on the ground somewhere. So you can be an encouraging word to someone out there, and then you just let God be the one to get it to the right person.

I gotta do that soon. ;]
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello :wave:

I am writing you to let you know I have featured you in my Inspire Your Heart With Art Day Feature because you have been an amazing artist and truly inspired me with your art!

I hope you will take a look at the article, and possibly share it with those that have inspired you as well!

Have a wonderful and inspirational Inspire Your heart With Art Day! (January 31, 2011)

:heart: =TimberClipse
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much TC :aww: and i am so happy that i was able to inspire you. and i am so touched that i was featured with all those amazing artists there. thanks for making me happy always. especially when i saw that feature because im really having a hard time that time so thank you <3
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My pleasure :huggle: you really deserve it, and I am so sorry to hear you're having a hard time :cry:

If I can do anything... let me know ;)

TC
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh yes :) thanks for the offer but im good now ;) you actually did a very big thing already so thank you ;)
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:huggle:
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug:
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asphyxiate-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This is beautiful, for AIDS awareness and for those who have ever lost someone.
I used to send balloons to Heaven for my daddy when I was little, I don't really ever know why I stopped.
I suppose when I was little I expected a reply and not ever recieving one that was apparent to a 6 year old I gave up.
Lost hope in reality.
Thank you for this, now I'm crying.
Ha<3
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle: indeed, this is really a cute practice especially when you have to make your actions more symbolical. i am happy that you shared a bit of your lfife to me. and please dont cry. i know that your dad isnt away. he's just there. in your heart :heart:


:huggle: take care always :huggle:
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asphyxiate-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Thank you, truly.
You're really too kind, and it means a lot.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
An important piece. And well done:heart:
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear :huggle: i am so happy that you liked this :)
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HeatherRivera Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is wonderful Jude. It's heartfelt and also beautiful. I know beautiful is a strange word to use for such an important issue, that is anything but beautiful to the many that are afflicted with this terrible illness. It feels very positive and uplifting (no pun intended), that there is hope. Very well done.
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Heather. actually, the idea of what i presented there can really be done in your own communities. you can invite people to join in flying balloons with prayer intentions :nod:
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
That is such a cool thing to do Jude. I'm going to remember this. Grieving children should know all they need to do to talk to their missing family members is send a balloon up with their message attached.:heart:
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh dear! spreading the idea will be really awesome :D glad you think that it is good sis ;)
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I think its great. Such a good idea.:heart:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured! [link] <3
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Liz :huggle:
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nioush107 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
So0o Creative :)
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:iconjcroxas:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
why, thank you:aww:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great composition, colours and message
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks again Jen. this was made from the heart :aww:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :) Yes, i can see that
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portuguesemutt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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greggileano Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well done with the composition jude ;)
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Krek ;)
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