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World Aids Day...2006HD by StPeteArtisan World Aids Day...2006HD by StPeteArtisan
World AIDS Day 2006 HD...
First Place Winner ..Worlds Aids Day Contest here on dA!
Special Thanks to the Judges and all that supported my entry! There were many "FINE" entries for such an important cause. Thanks to and for each and every one...We are ALL in this together! Stop AIDS...Keep the promise!

Dec 1 was my one year anniversary of painting solely for HIV charity. Dec 1 also marked the 25th birthday of HIV.

The International theme this year is "Stop Aids, Keep the promise." [link]

Remember those we have lost, and do what you can to help those that are suffering and, or without. May everyone have a safe and healthy holiday season!

SPECIAL Thank you to ALL the people that have made this competition possible. To the artists/photographers that have taken the time to enter this contest and or remark. It warms my heart that you still care........

J.Michael


As a RN and Poz mentor, as a person infected with HIV...how interesting it is that the theme for this year..."Keeping the promise". Now, somehow applies with the ability to upload into the World AIDS day contest. Could it be missing infra-structure and saturated with ignorance like the areas devastated by AIDS? <analogy>
I am in shock at the amount of people that think the "ignorance" now associated with HIV is in HOW you get it? It doesn't matter HOW you get it, much like the ignorance that surrounds it. Its about how YOU manage it, which requires education and response. Unfortunately, people are STILL throwing rocks, as others stand in line for their meds.
<The one thing that will stop the progression and stay the virus.>
Know the ignorance is about how we treat the disease and the people that are affected/infected by it. These hate ridden remarks. The FEAR of being treated "differently". Hate Is the real killer.
As frustrating as the contest submisson appeared to effect people personally. I am sure that the "cure" of this glitch on dA will come long before the one for AIDS.
In my heart of hearts I know that "Hate" is a disease far worse than the HIV virus, worse than AIDs and untreatable with meds. Those we hate learn to hate themselves and the cycle continues. The cross-infection complete. The bible can't seem to even help those that hold it...or wave it. The hate consumes them. We are a modern world still trying to live by the Old Testament Laws.
What would Jesus do?
That's a good question....Think Mary at the well, or the lepers....Jesus spat on no one...Instead of looking at the bible as a list of things NOT to do...could you perhaps see it as a list of things TO do?
Live in the New Testament not the old.
<thats why it's new>
Glitches and ignorance still kills people EVERY day!
"Stop hate", "Stop aids...Keep the promise! "
Take this time and this experience and hold your local, state and federal Governments accountable...contact them about their AIDs promises to foreign lands and here at home, as they continue to cut funding and promote war, and loss of young HEALTHY life. Jesus would not let this happen. Abstinence is not treatment! Take your hands from your face....let THEM hear your voice! Be part of a modern miracle! The end of hate and the end of AIDS.
Be accountable!
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:iconsuzanastojanovic:
suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great artwork!
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much my friend! Hope you have a happy and safe New Year! :painter:
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish you a year full of success but most of all that you have happiness with the people you love, that you may have peace and joy in your home.
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BadValentine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
powerful work and powerful message :)
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed your gallery! My best to you and yours! :painter:
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Dupa-the-Surt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Absolutely beautiful words Pete :). Take care :D!
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much it means so much to me ! My best to you and yours! :painter:
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Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
I am going to feature this in my journal today x
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
BIG :hug: Thank you very much my friend!
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Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
you are welcome x
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:iconlynne-abley-burton:
Lynne-Abley-Burton Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Great piece - very well executed x :+fav:
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much I appreciate your kind words! Keep the promise!:hug:
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:iconhuski77:
huski77 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Dat looks beautiful man. Hot damn boy
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:iconhuski77:
huski77 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
ur very welcome g, dat pic hit me man. U're workin for a good cause, kep it burnin
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.. Hello to you in the UK! :manhug:
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bloodbytes Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007   General Artist
Love this piece! Wish to see more people wearing and supporting the cause
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Although now it is possible to be very healthy and poz on meds. Many chose not to take them, or not pay close enough attention. As long as there is bad behavior there will be excuses as to "why"...I tried to cover every aspect of the breakdown that I see. Being a nurse in my past I saw many people die needlessly...for that there is no excuse. My best to you always...:hug:
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freya50 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Beautifully done. :+fav:
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Mr Bob...I really enjoyed your gallery thanks for sharing. You have truly inspired me....my best to you and yours!
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freya50 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Your most welcome Michael. Your drawing skills are wonderful and I also enjoy your work. :wave:
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:iconreinah:
reinah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Student Photographer
Congrats! =D
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much...a great cause and a first for me...:) My best Merry Christmas!
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reinah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Student Photographer
Hehe, since you said Merry Christmas and I'm Jewish, should I say Happy Hanukkah back, or should I be good and say "Happy holidays?" =P
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Well...lets not get sensitive...hee hee. I swear I don't know how people get so offended by religion. We truly all believe differently, thats what makes us individuals. I have been trying to say Seasons Greetings and slipped my bad :) Have a great whatever you have and enjoy iy you only live once ! :)
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reinah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Student Photographer
I was just kidding, honestly. I'm born Jewish but I definitely do not have Jewish beliefs, so I don't consider myself Jewish at all, I only celebrate the holidays 'cause I still live with my parents. =3

Sorry if it came out wrong =P
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem ...but it is hard to know what to say anymore...lol...
so now, I am saying whatever you have have a good one !!!! :manhug:
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reinah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Student Photographer
Heh, you too. :D
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bluenose158 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Congrats . :thumbsup: Good stuff my friend.
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words. Stop AIDS ...keep the promise!
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:iconuglen:
uglen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006   Digital Artist
Congratulations, great piece.
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Your piece was exceptional too my friend I cherish it ...!
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PigInSpace Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006   Photographer
Congrats man, and keep your spirits where you already got them. Up! :-)
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Mr Pig in space...GREAT AVATAR ...heehee
My best...I love your gallery!
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A-side-chaos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Great entry, gratz on firsties. :D
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much there were so many fine entries! :)
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holdmycoat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Wearing it with pride! This is wonderful ... the anonymous subject ... it MUST be a self portrait! The detail in every respect is tremendous.

Agree with all you have said ... I support a HIV/AIDS foundation in the UK. It's a tragedy on an international scale and people of all types, shades and ages suffer with it and because of it.
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You mean so much to me man keep up the good work! :manhug:
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Great concept and execution...Love all the shading and detail (the nipple beneath the t-shirt ;)) It's interesting the way you "cropped" the piece... he could be every-man (which is a lot more powerful than showing someone specific, in my opinion :blush:) :thumbsup: I do agree that prevention is not a treatment for those already infected, more needs to be done not only in research but treatment for those in poor communities. Sadly, in many places (especially some African countries) there is very little or no treatment options at all and infection is on the rise because of a lack of education. I also agree that we all have a part to play in eradicating AIDS and the first step to that is eradicating ignorance... :nod: :+favlove:
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and please support the other artists ....we are ALL in this together!:hug:
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
You're welcome :) Already do, it's great to see the variety of interpretations and how committed artists are to this cause :thumbsup:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Brilliant, keep the flag flying my man! :)
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celaenotheharpy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
thanks so much for your wonderful contributions and message. Good luck.
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:iconstpeteartisan:
StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and please support the other artists..... we are ALL in this together.
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and please support the other artists .... until we realise that prevention is not treatment for those already infected we can make no progress.
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Rzj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
You've made a really good entry piece. And your words are beautiful, i agree with them. Thanks for the comment on my piece and ya rigth, we're all in together.
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind words ....Season's Greeting's!
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Rzj Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Season's greetings too
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Chaotic-Canine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Such a wonderful style! Awesome job and a wonderful message! ^_^
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StPeteArtisan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and please support the other artists ....we are ALL in this together!
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