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To sleep... by khavi To sleep... by khavi

Hallmark Phase 1 Porfolio assignment...included a self-portrait. Personally, I have never really enjoyed making pictures of myself, but surprisingly I had fun with this one, and think it came out well.

As portfolio review drew near, I was amazingly sleep deprived, so this seemed like the only logical thing to shoot. And yes, everything on that bed was very carefully selected.

Thanks to `JackSilver for helping me with what would have otherwise been a physically impossible shot.

Codi: "So you think we all just have animal dreams. We can't think of anything to dream except our ordinary lives."
Loyd: "Only if you have an ordinary life. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life."
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
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solid32 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!Clap  It seems like you have worked much on the details, I like that, and you look very cute when sleeps.Love  
PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
You seem to be a huge reader of good books and a photographer. Am I right?
I love this.

This is me, but I would never sleep with my baby(camera), but I do sleep with my books in my bed and my art supplies!! ^^ lol

pencil pokes me in the middle of the night. ouch go away pencil! lol
xXMedicXx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is how i sleep
MCRluvr97 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THAt is how my bed looks. =D
khavi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, that's how my *mind* looks, too...
MCRluvr97 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha same here.... =D
WaitingForEuphoria Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful... so peaceful and yet so hectic.
klaurent Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I'm doing a report for health class about sleep, and I'd like to use this picture in my report. May I, if I cite your picture?
jerenda Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
To sleep, perchance to dream- aye, there's the rub. What in this mortal coil... um... something about having nightmares while dead and being unable to wake up? Dunno. =D
Benzene-c6h6 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool shot! I feel like this all the time.

(And I adore Barbara Kingsolver, and especially Animal Dreams. :)
Artsynoodles Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Aw, I just love this. It's so...unexplainable. But omg. I have so much crap on my bed, and it all falls off in the middle of the night XD this reminds me so much of that
MrsMelie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I really love this picture..
mistynight49 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, is that a copy of American Gods I see? xD I like how everything is illuminated by such a pale, blue light, by the way.
SoraLove Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! ALL of it! The idea, the picture, EVERYTHING!
gelun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
like the whole concept!
DancingwithDeers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am going to say what hundreds others have said before me: Great shot! I see some Neil Gaiman there. Good taste :)
snapdragon55 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Ugh story of my life. Uaed here [link]
khavi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   General Artist
khavi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Mearido Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
It is perfect.
ainbith Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I sleep just like that but its clothes, cds, and sharpies lol
f8e Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I sleep with my bed like that a lot... XD I LOVE this shot, especially the colors!
SophieYoma Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. i really like this pic. Could be me while i sleep @.@ last night i fell asleep with my computer in my bed
lellow-obsession Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks like me and the result of my nightly insomnia.
sleepymiguel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
American Gods :p
khavi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
nivramxX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
this is how i go to sleepp sometimes to lol
inspiredsinner Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
that seems like me.
If only my mother would stop telling me,
to fix my bed.! :giggle:
tb-kate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
ahhhhhh thats scary
its like me on a good day
AyLua Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
A beautiful plus size model in a beautiful picture :clap:
KumikoEharu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
This feels so serene, despite the clutter on the bed.

I love Neil Gaiman, too.

I don't think I have that sweet a life.... But my dreams make up for that. :+fav:
DianaGrigore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
hey! featured here : [link]
Mistyguns Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008   Photographer
Featured here [link] , and i'm extremly sorry for what occured. I'm trying to fix it. You will read about it in the news article.

Thank you!
blahhh123 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
lol, this makes me think of the time when i slept on one of my school textbooks (along with many other uncomfortable things)

i'm glad my beds not that messy anymore. ^_^

awesome photo, btw. :+fav:
lostinpixels Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
great job! actually, my bed looks similar to this right now ^^;;
GillianLunae Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link] :)
khavi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you.
EternalFallacy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hi! you've been featured here: [link]
TheAphelion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Student Photographer
Definately a peaceful picture. *yawn*, it's making me sleepy. hehe. well done!
eichkater Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
first thought: modern alice fell asleep while falling down the rabbit hole...

btw, gaiman's 'american gods' - nice one ^^
Jessie44 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
i really like the composition of the photo--nicely done!
buuba Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
whoa, I love it! And especially all the ''carefully chosen'' stuff on the bed - a really cool touch =)
Artic-Shaman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
Hahaha! This makes me enjoy my insomnia a little more. This photo captures how a lot of creators of ideas drift into sleep. :) Really lovely shot in every way.
sebrunner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Student Photographer
This is how my bed actually looks haha,and i still sleep on it with it all on there,its comforting i think.
Cliotna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I used the pose and the picture for making a pixel base for making dollz: [link]

I hope you don't mind and if you allow that I shall upload it into dA
starlit-sky Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
nice work:clap:
LittlePear Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
This fine piece of work was featured at my journal: [link] :hug:
khavi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks very much.
mercedesthetomboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Oh, that's sweet. Great touch with the book still open with the words in sight and your hand on it. Looks like you were happy to get some sleep, =).
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