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February 7, 2017

A mermaid's dream: letters from the world

'A mermaid's dream: letters from the world'
'A mermaid's dream: letters from the world'
closeups
closeups
'original version'
'a mermaid's treasures' - original version
This week's Creative Tuesdays' theme is 'Bubble Gum Machine'. I think I like the cropped version without the gum machine part, not even sure why a mermaid would be inside one, maybe she is collecting treasures and then giving them away? Who knows. For more Creative Tuesdays creations, just hop on over here.

17 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with this piece Lissa, fabulous detail and colour.

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    1. it's so sweet of you thank you.

      have a lovely day.

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  2. What a creative and lovely piece! Hugs...RO

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    1. you don't think it's too much stuff thrown together? I seem to overdo sometimes.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  3. I really wish more people had signed up here as this is such an incredible piece with fabulous details, as Christine noted above! I love that she is blowing a bubble within what looks like a bubble even though it is the top of the bubble gum machine. Funny that you mention not showing the machine as I had that debate too and actually left off the bottom dispenser tube on this kind of bubble gum machine myself.

    I love how their is that smaller bubblegum machine within the larger one, and you play off of that with the world within a world.

    OK, I'm sure this was not intentioned, but the top of the larger machine, looks like the death star in Star Wars with that circle on the top left but I'm guessing that is an opening of sorts, right?

    I love how you always have books and growing plants/vines in your pieces too. Soooo interesting. Also, are those upside down bots in that one bubble? All very amazing!

    I can't imagine how long this must take you as my piece, done the same way you would, all digital, took me ages!!!!!!

    Thank you again, Lissa, for your loyal support. I know I don't help matters when I forgot to post one week recently and extending deadlines 2 or 3 times but I do hope we get some more people so others can see your marvelous work and all of ours, in fact! :) I'm keeping an eye on it and will determine what to do if we go three times with less than 5 people. Hmmm...

    I need Ct though as it is the only time I make to do art and break free from work!


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    1. I was thinking of not even showing the version with the bottom of the gum machine because I'm just not sure about it.

      yes, that circle at the left side is an opening, in my original sketch (see the post before this), it is more of a door & no, it didn't occur to me it's like star wars -- not intentional at all!

      I seem to add the same things on my most of my pieces- books, roses, vines, leaves, boots -- a mermaid can dream of feet and perhaps shopping...

      this piece for some odd reason, went pretty faster than most of the ones I did before it, though I did redo it a bit at the last minute just before I posted this - I half watched a few seasons of tv shows so you can guess how much time that takes - hours and hours

      I know people do not need a reason to post their art but having a group and themes makes it easier and also, deadlines - I think without a date to finish, I don't usually finish. plus, my lazy brain needs stimulation now and then and themes does that. The decision is yours - to close CT or not, but I'm willing to host now and then, if it helps.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. So many details–makes me want to keep looking and looking to see what else I can find! I especially like that one might get a miniature gum ball machine out of a gum ball machine!

    I'm a deadline person myself, so am hoping joining CT will motivate me to actually do some drawing rather than just thinking about it. We'll see!

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    1. I like the mini gumball machine idea as well.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. So whimsical Lissa. I love how you popped that bubble machine into the multitude of other things.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. maybe a little too many things about?


      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  6. This is amazing Lissa!
    I love all the details. For some reason the tiny gum ball machine surprised me with delight. Your machine is gorgeous! Such a magical piece.

    Mine is still stuck in the details. Not sure that it will get done in time.

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    1. actually, the deadline was yesterday. & sadly, Creative Tuesday has just closed its doors but a replacement is already here - Scribble picnic - there's a link at the Creative Tuesday blog

      still, I hope to see your version sometime when you feel like posting it.

      have a lovely day.

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    2. wow, i missed the last CT. But I did finish my piece and just posted it.
      Maybe I will join in the new Scribble picnic when I see what it is about.
      Thank you.

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  7. What a beautiful, magical piece. I love EVERYTHING about this. Gosh...your imagination to have something magical inside each piece of bubblegum is brilliant. Oh gosh...love the ship, to the books and more. Wow!

    BY THE WAY, My new blog address is www.alexandramacvean.blogspot.com Please update the URL if you should have me listed on your blog anywhere...or simply to stay in touch.

    xo

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    1. Oh....and I'm no longer "blue chair diary". Just Alexandra MacVean Illustration. Thank you. :)
      xo

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    2. okay, just updated my reading list.

      have a lovely day.

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    3. you know, you & michael, your other half, now have similiar looking blogs, is that intentional?

      have a lovely day.

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