Friday, May 27, 2011

My Imaginary World



Today was challenging at times for me. So, what did I do? I pulled out my art supplies this afternoon and let myself get lost in a world of creativity for awhile.

Here's a sneak peak at two characters I'm currently illustrating -- Toucan Dewey and Tippy the Turtle.

P.S. I'm submitting this for Paint Party Friday....make sure to stop in and say hello! :)
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  1. Okay my friend...I am feeling considerably fortunate not to have encountered any Blogger troubles today so I am on a roll getting to my favorites and catching up. The last time I tried to do this it kept telling me to sign in when I already was and it kept kicking me out; UGH! Anyway, I'm on a hot streak so I need to say a few things:
    1.) YES, I'm thrilled Scotty won :)
    2.) I love your card with the birds on it...I have told very few people, but I do watercolor as well and you've inspired me to get it out and do something so maybe in the next couple days I'll have something to share.
    3.) WOW! I didn't know you survived domestic violence...I knew there was something that had greatly affected your life but didn't know what. I figured you'd tell me/your blog friends in due time. I know you know my story with my mom, etc...so I am VERY interested in hearing your story/thoughts/feelings and well, I'm here for you!
    hugs...

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  2. Oh, PS...I am sorry things are enough that would cause you to go to your imaginary world...hang in there! Be strong!

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  3. I have to say, this imaginary world seems like a cheerful place. And the best part about having it is that it's all yours! Hang in there! Wishing you smooth sailing ahead! :o)

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  4. Dear Sophia,
    Isn't it lovely that you have your art to help you through when you are feeling down ? In a strange way it is probably a source of inspiration. To have something to turn to when things are not so good is really good.
    Keep sketching and painting and try not to let things get you down too much. XXXX

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  5. your imaginary world looks like a wonderful place...I think I could live there :)

    hugs<3

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  6. Cue music from Alice in Wonderland....

    "Cats and rabbits
    Would reside in fancy little houses
    And be dressed in shoes
    And hats and trousers
    In a world of my own

    All the flowers
    Would have very
    Extra special powers
    They would sit
    And talk to me for hours
    When I'm lonely
    In a world of my own

    There'd be new birds
    Lots of nice and friendly
    How-do'ya do birds
    Everyone would have
    A dozen blue birds
    Within that world of my own

    I could listen to a babbling brook
    And hear a song that I could understand
    I keep wishing it could be that way
    Because my world would be a wonderland"



    :)

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  7. aw, so cute! enjoy the thunderstorms! I like the birdie in the tree!have a good night

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  8. Sophia, I am so envious of your talent (I can't help myself.) :) Creativity is the best way to help our minds, hearts, and souls... deal with any kind of pain. It's a wonderful thing to have an imaginary world to visit when we need to. Have a beautiful weekend!!! xOx

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  9. toucan and tippy are so cute!

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  10. oh I am loving your world!!!! and loving your new blog look !!!! wonderful Sophia!!!

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  11. ah, these are each so charming. I love the characters you come up with. So glad you have art to nurture certain times, it can be quite magic.

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  12. What better way to deal with life's challenges than by creating! ...and these little guys are too cute!!

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  13. Wonderful sketches! It's a good thing you have art to distract you. :)

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  14. "I LIKE TURTLES" this is so cute, actually, just adorable!

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  15. It is important to have a world to you, somehow this is an artist ..Saludos

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  16. Such cuteness, can't wait to see the finished pieces.

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  17. Sometimes it helps to retreat into the world of creativity. Challenging times can be made a little less by creating. Love the start of this toucan! :-)

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  18. Charming sketches and turtle painting! Love the umbrella! Very cute touch.

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  19. Love the fresh new look of your blog and I have been enjoying your work over these last few weeks even though I have not been participating as much. Always great to pop in and see what happy creation has sprung forth.

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  20. I am loving your Toucan in the tree. He is hiding from the T-Storms that we are having in our parts.

    I use Moleskine journals. I do sometimes have trouble with the paint bleeding through the spine, but not back to back bleeding through (except for alcohol inks- they bleed through gesso.) Sometimes I will put a piece of scotch tape down the spine to stop the bleeding if I think the paint will be too runny.

    Love the look of your blog!

    Have a great weekend. I hope to get something together for Sunday Sketches this week!

    Nelly

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  21. It is so wonderful when we can retreat into ourselves, having a resource within and a skill complementing it. Over the last few months I was so happy to know that you do have this resource and the skill too. Love the Toucan!Hugs, Paula

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  22. You create such wonderful characters and this piece is no exception. Great stuff!

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  23. i have been having blogger signing in issues as well!!
    love your painting and drawing....you have a great style!
    happy paint party friday!

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  24. Your world is charming! HAPPY PPF!

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  25. So so whimsical and cute! I love worlds like this.
    Happy PPF! Theresa

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  26. So fun! Glad you were able to enjoy some art as an antidote to the not so fun. Happy PPF!!

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  27. What a wonderful way to aid a crappy day turn into a manageable one!
    Happy Paint Friday!

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  28. Love your new characters, adorable. Glad to be back and hope to participate Sunday.

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  29. Wonderful imaginary characters, so love your make believe world. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  30. The healing powers of art! I tried to leave a comment the other day, but it appears I wasn't the only one having trouble! (I thought it was me - drove me nutty it did!!_

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  31. Your characters are always so cute!! I just love the bird with the umbrella!

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  32. Love the world you are in right now. Your characters are awesome. Happy Paint Friday!

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  33. Happy PPF! Lovely watercolors...I always love how they look.

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  34. Your imaginary world looks like a perfect place to be. I LOVE your little characters you've created. :)

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  35. Hee hee - I love Dewey's umbrella and Tippy is too too cute... fantastic!

    xo
    Kristin

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  36. Eva suggested using Chrome as browser & that seems to have fixed my Blogger issues. As for your creatures - just adorable and lighthearted. Though I don't know you or your story, your critters speak happy, so take heart from them!

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  37. Fabby imagination ;0)

    love Dawn xx

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  38. These are charming,creating is always so healing.

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  39. Your work is darling. I do love it. Cant wait to see more of that little turtle. Happy PPF.

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  40. I love your imaginary world - well, I love almost everything with animals, but these paintings are just fabulous. That little turtle is so cute, and how do I love the toucan with his umbrella! They're absolutely wonderful!

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  41. Today I received my first 'Blog Award' part of it involves passing it on, I always enjoy your Blog so you are one of my chosen few! Thank you for always being so generous with your time . Love Linda

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  42. I always love your turtles...I almost got run over this week saving a huge snapper! Seriously, dangerous work! Like your new look too.
    cheers, dana

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  43. Dewey and Tippy look cute! Glad to meet another survivor ;-)

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  44. I love your sketches! They're so fun and whimsical - the perfect place to lost yourself on tougher days! Hope things are looking up for you now! Happy PFF!

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  45. So sweet and cute. Love the subtle colours and all the deatils.

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  46. Sweet pieces and love the names!

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  47. Oh how cute, I love your Tippy the Turtle and Toucan Dewey. They are just adorable, and I hope they cheered you up, because they sure did make me smile.

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  48. Art heals. Hope you are on the up-swing...wonderful illustrations! ♥♥

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  49. I love that this is how you help yourself to feel better,, it works for me too, I thought I was a follower but I guess I was wrong,, I am now though,, love your work,,I kepp coming back to just browse,,

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