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Tree of Life by XaelMcEwan Tree of Life by XaelMcEwan
A new woodburning for my Box project.
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Special submission for the contest "Tree of..." from :icontreelovers:
I've chosen the theme of life cause trees mean life for me.
In my creation, it is lightly implies :
- Life as cycles with roots as non-ending knots
- Life as fertility and prosperity with green and opened leaves
- Life as movement with spirals
- Life as healing with sacred geomerty (knots, nine levels, spirals...)
- Life thank to colors (green for health & love, orange for joy and power)

Finally, we can see also the great World Tree :
- Each branch symbolizes one of the shamanic nine worlds (we can find in many cultures, religions and shamanic traditions as norse one with Midgard, Asgard, Vanaheim, Ljosalfheim, Svartalfheim, Nifleheim, Muspellheim, Helheim & Jotunheim)
- Celtic knot symbolizes the great infinity and energy of life (as prna, pneuma, nd, nwvre, d, bioenergy, nos...)
- And the white egg which contains the tree can be the cosmic egg where all creations are possible. It also could the the other world (white and unseen where spirits live and create, thank to their thoughts, the material and visible world -> as Astral and Causal world or the Otherworld like Avalon/ Ynis Avalach, the isle of apples' trees from where white animals come).

Traditional craft : woodburning + drawing + painting

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:icondonnamm:
donnamm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconastrid-mccraine18:
Astrid-McCraine18 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot ^^
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:iconvoltarrens:
Voltarrens Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely intricate work, like the earthy colours :)
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Glad you appreciate ^^
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:icontoby68:
Toby68 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lpve anything to do with tree of life
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:) Me too :aww:
It's really a great symbol.
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:iconjimmyblaze:
JimmyBlaze Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Mmm...nice.
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :aww:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to the Honourable Mention in the "TREE OF..." contest of :icontreelovers: :party: [link]
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot ;)
I'll feature the winners ;)
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:iconritournel:
Ritournel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Wow! C'est magnifique! Trs beau travail Xal.
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Merci beaucou Vro :aww:
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:iconpeanutshellz:
Peanutshellz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful. I love how you have included the celtic knotwork in this as well. It really fits in with the whole design. Nice work! :clap:
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank for this very nice appreciation :aww:
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:iconpeanutshellz:
Peanutshellz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
You're very welcome! It's an amazing peice! :D
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:aww:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional
nice job
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks my dear :aww:
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:iconambercrystalelf:
AmberCrystalElf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely a labour of love! Very special!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I'm delighted you like it :hug:
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:iconambercrystalelf:
AmberCrystalElf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D :hug:
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:iconmihoshigurl:
mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
pretty
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:aww:
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:iconmihoshigurl:
mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
:dance:
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:iconwanderingmage:
wanderingmage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Nice detail
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:wave: thanks
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:iconstefymoondust:
Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
amazing
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you Stefy :aww:
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:iconfae-gyspy:
Fae-Gyspy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is lovely!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks Kristen :aww:
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:iconthorskegga:
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful indeed!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
A great thank :aww:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! It must have taken a lot of work!
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:iconxaelmcewan:
XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thanks
Indeed :D
What's why I've posted it only yesterday :aww:
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