Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Impossible things before breakfast

Once upon a time there was a weary young girl who had blogged and painted her way through the entire month of November. Yet, despite such daring accomplishments, she still faced many challenges. How would she make it to the weekend in one piece? Would she wake on Saturday and find a paintbrush surgically implanted in her index finger? Would she cry paint? Would she make it to the ball on Friday or would her Fairy Godmother be rquired to make an appearance?

It turned out that someone far more formidable would grace the young lady with her presence. The Queen of Hearts herself who pointed out that it is quite feasible to do more than six impossible things before breakfast - all one needs is a little practice.

So, that dear readers, is what our weary girl did (but more by accident than intent - a true moment of serendipity!).

It turns out that indulging in the whimsical and painting Red Queens from movie adaptations links nicely to Once upon a times from Storybooks. Who would have thought it? One clearly can, and indeed should, believe impossible things!

And after that bit of nonsense, perhaps you're in the mood for a proper story? Seek and ye shall find... Travel to the Healing Woman and read a tale of reincarnation, Egyptian Goddesses and magical charms... an art and story collaboration by me and Cheryl Dolby.

26 comments:

  1. Okay, so you've done the Mad Hatter and now the queen--did you do Alice?

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  2. You've captured such a great expression on the Queen!

    (Note to self ~ must work harder on those six impossible things before breakfast...)

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  3. the queen is great - did visit your collaboration with Cheryl - amazing - just amazing!
    dana

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  4. I have a few impossible things to accomplish, I'll take my advice from your Queen.

    Darla

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  5. I'm back! Just visited Healing Woman and read the story you wrote ~ amazing collaboration! If it were the beginning of a novel, I'd be hooked!!

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  6. excellent accomplishment...art every day and this painting. she's so fabulous!

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  7. Congratulations on your month of producing fabulous art! The Red Queen has been captured by your talent.

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  8. Excellent painting of the red queen Lisa. Thanks for joining in this week.

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  9. Superb!!! you are an artist.
    I love it
    Pat

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  10. I can sum this up in six word Lisa...Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  11. That is fantastic! Love the important message of the red queen :)

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  12. Wonderful take on the queen! Your energy is amazing. Brava!

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  13. Wow stunning drawing Lisa.
    Amazing.

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  14. You've done it girl! Fabulous creations and I love reading your writings :) Congrats!

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  15. Awesome illo...love that hair-do...thanks for adding to the whimsy

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  16. The Tim Burton's Red Queen is something, isn't she? You've captured her madness and loneliness.

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  17. Great Red Queen! Hope se is also part of your SBP!

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  18. The collaboration with Cheryl Dolby is wonderful. Her art work and the story behind it are amazing.

    Your queen of hearts seems formidable and demanding, just as she should be!

    Well done for getting so much done. I agree we should believe in the impossible!

    Kat :-)

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  19. Wonderful and powerful..love her clothes..awesome work Lisa!! Shine on dazzling woman!

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  20. I love your Queen of Hearts! She is a great connection with the theme this week at IA. I really can relate to your post too. What a great process and outcome.

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  21. ah lisa, the queen of queens... you've done it again! i feel like i should be inspired by your energy but i need a nap!

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  22. Cool illustration, love her expression.

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  23. What I loved most were the heart shaped lips. Absolutely perfect!

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  24. gorgeous with a hint of "don't cross me"-LOVE IT!

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  25. Your Queen is both formidable and fabulous Lisa, and I do love your story - I can certainly see myself in that fairy tale :)

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