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Glitter by Trealine Glitter by Trealine
"Glitter and be gay,
That's the part I play.
Here am I in Paris, France,
Forced to bend my soul
To a sordid role,
Victimized by bitter, bitter circumstance.

Alas for me, had I remained
Beside my lady mother,
My virtue had remained unstained
Until my maiden hand was gained
By some Grand Duke or other.

Ah, 'twas not to be;
Harsh necessity
Brought me to this gilded cage.
Born to higher things,
Here I droop my wings,
Singing of a sorrow nothing can assuage.

And yet, of course, I rather like to revel,
I have no, strong objection to champagne,
My wardrobe is expensive as the devil,
Perhaps it is ignoble to complain . . .

Enough, enough
Of being basely tearful!
I'll show my noble stuff
By being bright and cheerful!

Pearls and ruby rings . . .
Ah, how can worldly things
Take the place of honor lost?
Can they compensate
For my fallen state,
Purchased as they were at such an awful cost?

Bracelets . . . lavalieres . . .
Can they dry my tears?
Can they blind my eyes to shame?
Can the brightest brooch
Shield me from reproach?
Can the purest diamond purify my name?

And yet, of course, these trinkets are endearing,
I'm oh, so glad my sapphire is a star,
I rather like a twenty-carat earring,
If I'm not pure, at least my jewels are!

Enough, enough!
I'll take their diamond necklace
And show my noble stuff
By being gay and reckless!

Observe how bravely I conceal
The dreadful, dreadful shame I feel."

Text from the Operetta Candide (Aria: Glitter and be Gay)

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Woman: Myself
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:iconaaawhyme:
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very pretty!
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mr-mesonoxian Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Beautiful shot, I love the composition!
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pinkaweyah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
wow ... i love it ...
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Thankyou so much! :cuddle:
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:iconpinkaweyah:
pinkaweyah Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
n ' time :aww:
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faeryfroggy-stock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2005
beautiful! her dress looks like blood on the staircase. thanks so much for using my stock. ^-^
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2005
Thankyou so much for having such great stock!! I must say that this has been a very popular piece of mine and i am sure that your stock is the main reason. :cuddle:
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Brody-Hawthorne Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
This is such an amazing piece! I went through your entire gallery and didn't find a single thing that i didn't like. You are a great artist :)
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Oh my! What a compliment!! Thank you very much...and for the fav. :dance:
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hughconway Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
I love your work with operas, you capture the visual world of theatre so well in your work.

No joke, you are single-handedly reminding me of several reasons why I loved that life so much! And THAT, dear, is a compliment. Thank you!
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Thank you! The reason I am involved in the genre is for the decadence and grandeur...so why not capture the dramatacism of characters and roles I create or see others create.

I am so glad that I am able to reach people and try and show them this life! Thanyou for your lovely compliment.
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hughconway Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
No problem, thank YOU for always taking the time to reply.
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hughconway Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
No problem, thank YOU for always taking the time to reply.
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gsmdrummer Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
This is so awesome. Thank you for sharing your work. Wow!
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Thankyou for regularly commenting...it really means a lot to me. Also thank-you for the :+fav: :glomp:
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XeniaOnatop Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
This is an amzing piece Boombie, you just keep getting better and better at this ... very proud of your new found artistic talents :)
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Love you Boombie! You're the bestest best friend EVER :glomp::hug::boogie::dance:
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AJ1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
one word, trea: WOW.

i have to hand it to you. kickass POV, great composition, good photoshopping, sexy color saturation. congrats!
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
OMG! What a praising comment...Don't quite know how to respond. I am so flattered by your comment. Thanks for liking it! :)
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AJ1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
heyyy. i liked it, so i said so :glomp:. 'chill winston'
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
:giggle: HA!!! I get it man! I get it!
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:iconaj1:
AJ1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
go to gmail. ill sned you a quick note, then you reply immediately. gmail will group it as conversations. its like chatting. only slightly slower. gmail delivery is almost instant, so it should work well! lets check it out!
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blinkofANeye Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Beautifly done....and if you only knew how much i like the use of red
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Now I do!! :) Thanks for commenting
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demonofnone Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Photographer
wow, i really really really like this one because of the way the picture makes your eye start from the bottom of the image, and slowly brings it up to the top by using the leading lines of the stair railing, great job. :)
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thanks, I really appreciate you noting exactly what it is that you like about it :boogie:
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demonofnone Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Photographer
no problem :)
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depresikesek Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Interface Designer
it's very beautiful.. cong..
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:icondepresikesek:
depresikesek Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Interface Designer
it's very beautiful.. cong..
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thankyou muchly :)
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Pascalino Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
amazing manip dear!!

And the dreas you're wearing is truly beautiful :)

:+favlove:
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thankyou, Its my recital dress from my final year at uni (it is really a rich purple colour). :musical:
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:iconpascalino:
Pascalino Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
Beautiful!! :)
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:iconnekonegro:
nekonegro Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Wonderful. Vanity fair.
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thanks, never though about it like that!
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:iconiverin:
iverin Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
This is really a beautiful piece! I love it!
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thanks! How are you going? Haven't heard from you for a while!
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iverin Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
:D You're welcome!
I've been waaaaaaaay stressed about school. Finals week - :bleh: I'm also moving back to Michigan. Friends at home: ecstatic. Friends here: pissed. Oh well.
Finally got some paintings done, and not much else sadly. These damn finals are killing me. Projects, papers, and exams. . . :crazy: I'm gonna lose my mind.
Anyway, I've been keeping an eye on your work - it's looking amazing! Sorry I haven't commented, I've been too busy to tie my own shoes lately. . . . . it'll be better now that i only have two more days of school!
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Thronees Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Beautiful!
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thanks
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Koekje Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, absolutely stunning :D Lovely job ^^
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thank-you :glomp:
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dpakoh Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Photographer
Nicely done :-) Very good piece from title to caption! Great work.
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:icontrealine:
Trealine Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
Thankyou so much, Actually thought of adding the aria text midway through submitting the piece, changed the title to match. :glomp:
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