1 - Serenity
by Thomas Kinkade
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the realms of forever
Through the mists of beyond
I will follow you always
We're intertwined together
Our souls can be found
Where the Dream Faeire plays
earnestly to meet
With a whisper of hope
On a cascade of Joy
Our lives are complete
As spirits meld, hearts will cope
Master fate we employ
Our thoughts are sublime.
Art by: Thomas
Many thanks to Mr. Kinkade for allowing
us to display his breathtaking art on our site
About this page
Back in 1997,
when Dax and I first started talking on Internet we had discovered Java Lake
applets; sheets of rippling water in a picture; and I set out to find out how
they were done.
Being me, I wasn't content to start out with something simple, and decided
to produce an applet using a very pretty
picture Dax had found on the Web.
We reversed the picture, cropped it and tweaked it
a little in PaintShop Pro (version 4 at the time) to make it 'just right'.
I produced the necessary images for the applet while Dax found a suitable
We wrote the poetry line by line in ICQ. Dax wrote
the first line, I the second and so on. We then went through it line by
line making suggestions until we got the final version. We thought it reflected
well our mood at the time and the result appeared on our first joint website.
A few months later we found the painting was by Thomas
Kinkade and wrote
to him to check that it was ok to use it. He must have liked the effect because
he replied, granting us permission to use any of his pictures in our applet
'Serenity' proved very popular and it's poem - it's been published in an
anthology and, if plagarism is the best form of compliment,
then we've been complemented several times.