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Part of my self portrait series: 'Her Solitude', I'll upload the whole set to my website when it's finished.



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Copyright Muse Mercier
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:iconjmarkoff2:
jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
handsome lady
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:iconharrybelton:
HarryBelton Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work!
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:iconmonochromatic13:
monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with the setting. I really like that this was taken inside of a tree. <3 Oh, be still my adventurous heart! I also love the pose and your hair. Such a great image.
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robpealing Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
"In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by
In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die..........................."

"(In My) Solitude" is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
excellent
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The mood of this photo is pure Pre-Raphaelite!!!!! :heart:
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:iconleinad51:
Leinad51 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
As usual you are so beautiful. I really like the mood of the picture. Well done Muse.
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:iconforestina-fotos:
Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful as always, yet somehow poignant.
I also love your hair! Takes me back to ballet class as a child. I wore braids around my head like that! :D
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:iconcarlsbergensis:
Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful.
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:iconrichartemurillo:
richartemurillo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student Photographer
Fine arts meet Muse! As always, a two thumbs up work!
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:iconbarefootingmindfully:
Barefootingmindfully Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I have nothing "negative" to say about this one. It's perfect.
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
Well that's a big compliment and very much appreciated. Thank you!
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:iconbarefootingmindfully:
Barefootingmindfully Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome
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DaRaginCajun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student General Artist
very nice, ma'am. have you ever considered doing a shoot based off of Pygmalion and Galatea?
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:iconpatricks-artist:
PatrickS-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutly beautiful! You're an inspiration for every artist!^^
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:iconelgriego:
elgriego Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hermosa...Heart 
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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:iconhoremweb:
HoremWeb Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016   Photographer
It's almost painterly delicate, very good even to your absolutely high level. The lacework is a straight hit. My only observation is about your make-up: the straight line of the blush (? Sorry, English is a second language for me, I am not fully familiar with cosmetics) that is apparent even in full view. (For all visitors: take care to see it in full resolution because DA engine distort the colours on smaller sizes!) I wish it could follow your cheekbone more... 

You're absolutely beautiful, Muse, and your physical apprearance is just a small part in it. Thank you for all your arts!
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it and the feedback.

The funny thing is I'm not wearing any blush!!! That's my natural colour on my cheeks, I don't know why but it's always like that when I'm hot, cold or excited (you can see it on a lot of my images). I go red straight across my cheeks and sometimes my chest, this is where it naturally goes, it doesn't follow my exact bone. My fingers are red too, it was very cold!
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:iconhoremweb:
HoremWeb Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016   Photographer
Oh, this is strange/interesting! I know it happens with certain skin type (and circumstances) and I tried to carefully decide it it is a blush or natural, but the straight line made me decide the previous :) Sorry, dear Muse, I was wrong! :bow:
But that is true that I admire your works and the personality and art that emerges from behind your pictures.
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gouchrcouch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Brilliant!!
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:icontonysphotos:
tonysphotos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot, love the expression so melancholy.
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much indeed.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional
I find this deeply moving

good stories often start with images like this 
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much. :heart:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The simple, formal drape goes beautifully with your hair and mood.
Steve
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you Steve.
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016   General Artist
stunning portrait Muse :)
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you Dan.
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016   General Artist
Welcome :)
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:icontatgoat:
Tatgoat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Beautiful!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly!
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:icontatgoat:
Tatgoat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
:DDDDDDDDDDDDD
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:iconmaxsplace:
MaxsPlace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongrendelkin:
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the classical hairdo you have in this picture.
It reminds me a little of Princess Leia, to be honest. ;)
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you, yes I can see how it would!
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:iconmichaelcphotography:
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016   Photographer
Lovely!
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmichaelcphotography:
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconcesaw70:
cesaw70 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Simply beautiful!!
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:icongrodpro:
grodpro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Excellent!
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016   Photographer
Your self-portraits are very good! Congrats. I like how you got the tree and background to be really dark while your subject (you and the lace) are well lit. I'm curious. Was this all natural light? Did you use a light source or a light reflector?
Nicely done!!
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momentspause Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your hair is amazing here - that and the lace combine in a wonderful way, setting timelessness in space. Lovely. 
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much indeed, appreciated.
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:iconmomentspause:
momentspause Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :) 
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
In the thumbnail, I thought there where wings behind you... Looking closer it appeared to be just the bark of the tree. That or your angelic presence! :D
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Definitely my angelic presence! 😉
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