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February 28, 2018

The Solitary Woman

'The Solitary Woman' (click on image for a larger view)
This week's Scribble Picnic is 'one of a kind' which is a good theme but I really have no idea how to interpret this. So I decided I'll show this piece and say this woman is 'one of a kind' though she's fiction. I've been working on this off and on all month due to the very busy work schedule and also, I was kind of procrastinating but it's still not quite finished with the lack of shadows and shading.

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I had this brilliant story about this piece but that thought disappeared completely. I guess this is why it's a terrible time to think up ideas when you're supposed to be sleeping. So you'll have to settle for this other idea.

'The Solitary Woman' is named Violet S. Kindred. She is alone and she's invisible due to her now deceased father's science experiment. Her cat Linus was not affected. Ever since then, Violet is unable to become visible again but she kept on reading on the subject and she still have some hope. But most days, Violet just buys books and read. There you go, a story behind this piece.

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23 comments:

  1. Very nice interpretation Lissa!

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    1. thank you christine.

      & thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. She is indeed one of a kind. Great to see you back.

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    1. I don't think I have ever left. I always know, or at least, I always look up the themes and see if I could do them, from time to time, ideas come and other times nothing.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. . . . . . . it's all so awesome Lissa, and that little sleeping Linus is so sweet.
    glad you could get away from work and share this with us.

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    1. yes, I'm glad too that I get to make this piece & share it here.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. What a clever idea, and certainly one of a kind. I don't know how she keeps all those books she's halfway through straight in her mind! Good to see you and your work here again!

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    1. I'm just like the character here, I read a lot of books at the same time but I never have problems knowing which book is which.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  5. Well being invisible certainly makes her a "one of a kind" and your story is so clever. I think you did a great job on this interpretation and your art is beautiful and precise. Don't know how you accomplish it, but it is lovely ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. this piece did take a while to get to this point. I used Adobe Illustrator, it's all digital.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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    2. Very well put and so true.

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  6. This is so creative. Way before your time there was a movie staring Jimmy Stewart about an invisible rabbit. I love your drawing. Not sure your method, but its so crisp and clear and the colors so nice. I love seeing the empty boots. HaHa. You did a great job with the theme. Lovely work.

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    1. I know that jimmy stewart movie, Harvey, right? I saw it a while back and I liked it.

      I guess I should've say what I used to make this piece. It's a software called Adobe Illustrator, it's all digital so that is why is so clear.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. I really like the artwork, and the picture of this woman as she's surrounded by books hits close to home. Your story is great! Hugs...RO

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    1. thank you. actually, this is sort of me too because I am surrounded by books most of the time.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  8. That's really neat Lissa, I love your invisible woman, very original :)

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    1. thank you. I love her too.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  9. What a unique story behind this piece. Looks good! Always enjoy the close ups :)

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    1. I also like the close ups - making these sometimes helps me see if I have made a mistake because I can't always see the mistakes.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  10. Lissa, sooooo nice to have you join us for the picnic again and, wow, what a fabulus piece, even if not quite finished yet. Please tell us you will commit to showing us when completed with shadows etc. It's incredible, as usual. I love the story and how the cat was kept visible. I wonder if she now has to shop online for food etc, being invisible and all? And I hope she works remotely or that would be quite a pickle with her work and transport, poor girl! Maybe she is independently wealthy so can jsut read all day. One hopes! :)

    OK, I had to chuckle here at what you wrote: "I had this brilliant story about this piece but that thought DISAPEARED completely." Pun intended or not, how very apropos, actually! Such a great piece to jump back into Scribble Picnic land and reminds me now to go back and read your other prior posts, which I'm sure there are a few since last time I caught up with your many posts! Thank you so much!

    P.S. I do hope your work load lightens so, like this woman, you can spend more time jsut reading and such! I know you love to do that and also I suspect are a voraciously fast reader as this imaginary girl is too surely. :)

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    1. that little bit about 'disappeared' is unintentional & I didn't even notice it.

      I imagine she would go out with a scarf around her head and sunglasses on and perhaps makeup on her face and a hat, to go out and buy books and other necessities. she would probably have to only go out during the cold seasons as wearing all that is a bit hard to hide.

      I do hope to have more time for reading but I actually do always have time if I'm not too occupied by other things.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  11. wonderfully creative of you!
    I love that she is invisible but her cat is not. So fun to look at an invisible woman. I enjoyed your story about her as well.

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    1. yes, her cat is not invisible, which I think that's how it should be, as she would be pretty lonely without a cat that she can see.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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