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September 6, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Tie it Up

'read at sea'
closeup 1 - click on the image for the large view
closeup 2 - click on the image for the large view
This week's Scribble Picnic is Tie it Up. I've posted the draft in this post. I've changed her face a little and her clothes but it's still mostly the same. You might say this is actually version three. The word 'READ' is on her arm though you can't see it all the well, so I have shown it by itself in closeup 2. For more Scribble Picnic, go here.

In case you're interested, the book titles are:

Real titles:
a) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
b) Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
c) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
d) The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
e) Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
f) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Fake titles:
g) The Bookish Mermaid by Roland H. Beach
h) The Moon Child by Jane Eyre Smith
i) Fish Out of water by Beth March Little
j) The Seven Adventures of Howl Smile by Stevie Wolf
k) The Ordinary Girl by M.M. Mile
l) Sherrock Bird Mysteries by Madam Ana Candice Davis
m) The Book of Dragons by Jackson Trollman

37 comments:

  1. I really like your interpretation! Your mermaid is beautiful, and I love those book titles! :)

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    1. I love book titles & also making up titles for my pieces.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  2. Beautiful mermaid with her books tied Up, love the colours too.

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    1. I couldn't decide on the hair color as I always had redheads but I thought it was done too many times so I try something else but I still end up with a redhead.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. Really love your mermaid Lissa, especially all the colours you've chosen. Her arm tattoo is really good and I can just imagine a bookish person having that.

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    1. it's all about reading so I thought why not a 'read' tattoo? so she ended up having one.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. Your work is always so beautiful, and full of details that delight me. I love the charms on her bracelets, and the tatt on her arm. She is slick and smooth, and a real beauty. Nicely done.

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    1. she doesn't quite look like this in the first version but I must admit, I made her prettier than the previous verison but maybe it's just me.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. Absolutely fantastic! I love the book titles, they are genius.

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    1. making up book titles I think it's the best part of in creating this piece.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  6. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you. I like sharing it.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  7. A raft of tied up books. I think you might be able to read anywhere.
    I love all the details and the real and fake titles add some good fun and intrigue. I took some time to enjoy your colors and shading, really wonderful Lissa.

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    1. I like making up fake titles and some of them refers to real books though it's hard to tell.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. Beautiful work, Lissa...love the books and the colours.

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    1. I think I actually like designing/creating book covers more than the mermaid.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. How creative, and your artwork is truly lovely and imaginative. The colors are so dreamy. Hugs...RO

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    1. thank you for your kind words.

      & thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  10. I love this! Wow. :D I am so impressed.

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    1. I'm also impressed, haha.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  11. Oh my I love how your imagination flows and I love reading books so I took a liking to your Mermaid immediately. Beautifully done, Lisa and your choice of books is perfect.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. maybe you haven't noticed, I seem to be drawing a lot of people reading lately and previously there is another mermaid also reading though that piece is unfinished.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  12. I think this is wonderfully clever, especially the book titles you've created. And, oh my, the tattoo. Who would've thought of a mermaid having a tattoo! Love it.

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    1. yes, well, mermaids are basically humans so why not a tattoo?

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  13. Lovely idea for the challenge again Lissa - you definitely know how to wow us!
    The book collage is awesome.

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    1. I love the books here and I have read almost all of the real titles and I'm planning on reading the ones I haven't yet.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  14. All tied up, intently reading. Very detailed and colorful!

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

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  15. Your pretty mermaid is certainly engrossed in that book, not a care in the world as she floats along on that well-tied book raft.
    I actually have a book called A Fish out of Water by Helen Palmer, given to me by my parents when I was first learning to read!

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    1. haven't read Helen Palmer's book but I checked it out online & it's a cute book.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  16. Lissa...another fab piece. I LOVE the various books floating down....dragons, fairytales, etc. Wish I could "think" like you. :) Well done!

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    1. it's books so definitely dragons and fairytales on the list here.

      nobody asks how the books keeps in good shape as they are floating in the water but considering mermaids belong in fairytales, I guess we can all assume the books stay dry magically.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  17. Lissa,
    You are amazing. This is excellent. I love everything about it. The books, the colours, the tying up.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. thank you janis, you are very kind.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  18. Lissa, I know I commented on this piece at least once. hpe you find it adn publish. Must be under moderation. It's a beautiful piece too.

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    1. as I said in reply in the other post, you left your comment on the draft version of 'tie up' - here -- I replied your comment in that post.

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