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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.


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

Lord, here our prayers. :)

Jude :rose:
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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!
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:
jcroxas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sorry for the late reply but thank you :)
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
You're welcome. Do you not log in often these days?
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
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:
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:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
:wow: :faint: I have less than 13,000 now that I ditched a few stacks of deviations!
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer

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

Best wishes,

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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