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November 14, 2018

The Postmistress' Mail Forest

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'the postmistress' mail forest'
This week's Scribble Picnic is Forest. I started this piece last year so you can say I took a year to finish this piece but it's only the last few weeks that I worked on this. The story is this creature (I don't have a name for her) - half human, half tree, some bits of bird - is responsible for mail delivery and this is her office. So that's the story or something like it. [ Click on the images for a larger view.]

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24 comments:

  1. Lissa,

    WOW, what a fantastical, whimiscal drawing - such details!! Like I said in comments I feel in adequate to those like yourself who draw so superbly well. Beautiful job! *applauds* Thanks for visiting this morning. :)

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    1. I actually feel exactly the same way sometimes when I see other people's work that is much superior than mine. but you shouldn't think that way. neither one of us should think that way. but I suppose we can aspire to do better? I don't know, I just know we shouldn't compare to others, not really.

      thank you for your kind words and for visiting, have a lovely day.

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    2. Lissa,

      I apologize for just now seeing your response. You're right we shouldn't compare ourselves to another artist. That's what makes art unique. We can't be alike just like the artwork we see, no two pieces are identical. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. ;)

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    1. whimsical? probably.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. Wonderful forest piece Lissa so creative.

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    1. thank you. it took a while to finish.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. Lissa! Make this into a story book. I will buy the book! I love all the details! Magically delightful. It is beautiful, charming, stirs the imagination. I enjoy all the details.

    As you share details separately they made me feel like i was turning the page of the story and getting more glimpses. Bravo!

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    1. I don't know but I can think up a story, don't know if I'll ever make a book but I'll think on it.

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  5. your blog looks lovely and zen, but the full size piece would also make a beautiful blog header.

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    1. thank you. zen is what I'm going for.

      thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  6. This is utter brilliance, Lissa. I LOVE it! I love the intricate details....love the tea and teapots, the magic flowing through the entire piece. I think I might like to visit here one day.... :)

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    1. actually I have another piece with the same character which was created before this and it's a tea forest - haven't finished that one yet but you might have seen it before on my pervious blogs.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. This is truly incredible, Lissa. Wow. You got it one--congratulations! It's so exploding with imagination and creativity. I love it all. LOVE the details. Thanks for doing that again so we could really look at it all. I love the book title. Too funny. And the blue leave are utterly magical. The paintbrushes mixed in with scrolls add to that enchanting feeling too. Seriously, so impressive. No wonder it took you a year, so to speak! So detailed. What a fanatastic forest indeed. Thank you so much for doing this. Alex added yours to the sign up0 as I'm guessing you didn't see I fixed that sign up after the fast since there were problems there when I scheduled it. Sorry about that. I will be sure to mention this piece (with a link to it) on my next Picnic write up so others in our co-op can enjoy it too. I know it will inspire everyone, as it did us. Thank you, thank you!

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    1. technically speaking, I took half a year to finish, I sort of procrastinated for a year on this piece but no matter, as long as I actually get it done, doesn't matter how long it takes.

      I like mixing old with the new so there's paint brushes and scrolls and letters, pencils...

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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    1. thank you & thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  9. Oh lissa, I'm so glad I went back to check the linky. This is wonderful. You have a way of capturing the magic. It is so full of fun and whimsical details. A true work of art!

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    1. thanks, I had fun creating this piece.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  10. This piece is magical, Lissa! All the elements work together perfectly...lovely work!

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  11. What a wonderful imagination you have and then to have the gift to express it on paper is a blessing. This would make a lovely childrens book ... what fun a young mind would have with this. That is not to say that this old mind isn't having fun with it. You should publish ... you are that good!

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  12. I'm always intrigued with your artwork!

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  13. Lissa dear, I've been having problems leaving comments both here and on other blogs - the Google gremlins are out and about out and about I fear!
    I left a long comment a few days ago but don't see it here. Just another try to let you know how beautiful your art is, and this piece is really special - fantastic and awesome!
    Happy holidays - Mary

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    1. Yippee!
      Seems to work in Chrome - Safari can go to the bottom of the barrel now!!!!

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