Sunday, 6 November 2011

Astrid

Astrid

Just one girl book girl to show you today. The second is still WIP which is worrying. Has the flow stopped? Is it time to move onto sketching caterpillars or cars? (By the way no idea why those two subject matter possibilities popped into my head... perhaps The Muse is trying to tell me something!).

Astrid likes playing in the snow and wearing crowns the elves make her.She is my favourite so far. I found her posing in a Gudrun Sjödén catalogue. She has actually already inspired several paintings by me - something about that head gear has always appealed. She is a Winter Princess; woodland royalty.

One of the most magical places to be is ancient British woodland. In a land that is so crammed by people and our creations, there are few spots left where the fairies can live undisturbed. I am building a board on Pinterest of likely spots where they may dwell. Sometimes there's evidence of people having been by - moss-covered ruins, coppicing and carvings in the stone, but by and large the fae keep control of these kingdoms weaving spells to keep away all but those who believe...

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Sharing for Sunday Sketches and Day 6 of Art Every Day Month.

33 comments:

  1. Lovely girl (and post) as ever dear, I just love how you give your girlies personalities, thanks for sharing, much love Jennibellie x

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  2. She is gorgeous. Love the crown.
    Love your collections of pictures!

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  3. She's stunning~ Love her braid and the elven crown.

    I love going out into the forest during summer, it's very soothing and inspiring... I wish for some better weather so I can explore the autumn glory of the woods soon...

    // -T.W-

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  4. Love seeing art on book pages! She turned out beautiful... ah the muses... sending you vibes to keep the inspirations flowing. I keep reading about Pinterest... will have to click over there and see what it is all about...Miracles and looking forward to more as AEDM unfolds! k-

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  5. Astrid is my favourite too! And I really love that you have a Pinterest board specifically for places where fairies might hang out.

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  6. Your girls are so life like, they could just walk off the page. She belongs in one of the few ancient woodland places remaining.....there are some in Scotland.
    Gwen

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  7. Oooh another beauty! Cars and caterpillars eh? That ought to be interesting!

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  8. So magical and mystical ~ love her and the post with her ~namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  9. Gorgeous..she is my kind of kindred..magniifcent...shine on friend..i love her! we roam in the same mists..
    Victoria

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  10. The Gudrun Sjödén catalogue is always inspiring! your Astrid is lovely - and she has a lovely name!

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  11. A lovely post Lisa. I knew Astrid was a snow princess before I started reading...

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  12. She's lovely with her elf crown!

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  13. She is one of my favorites Lisa!!!! This girl makes me think of forests and wonderful journeys!!!!

    WOnderful piece and wonderful story!!!

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  14. She looks absolutely regal... Especially with her fairy crown!

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  15. as soon as i opened her up i knew she must love the icy snow...astrid is a beauty, really!!!! LOVE her. i am glad she likes the elves, too.
    i love characters with a story.

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  16. Love her...a magical being for sure and the forest of the fae is most definitely enchanting and awesome!

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  17. Love your Astrid! Got a neighbour called Astrid, too, but I am sure you would not want to paint her! Valerie

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  18. Astrid is stunning. I had to take a peek at your pinterest photos, wow they are gorgeous! I can always tell if a place has fairies or not, the places without fairies seem so sad and lonely to me. xo

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  19. I love Astrid and it would be really great if the elves could make me a crown too!

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  20. Astrid is so adorable and I love her fairy crown!!! The photo of the woodlands is beautiful too.

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  21. She is beautiful! Love her! And what a great photo! :)

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  22. what a beautiful magical place! Your princess could definitely live there with the fairies!

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  23. A wonderful collection of beautiful girls.

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  24. did you draw her on a piece of a printed page? thats really cool, i would love to try it once :D

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  25. Your book girl is beautiful! Delicate, gentle..very feminine. Lovely work!

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  26. fabulous style - great piece of art

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  27. Another superb creation, and a lovely post. Woodlands are so serene, no wonder the Fae want to keep us away :)

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  28. She has a magical essence and glow....lovely! I enjoyed her story.

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  29. I love hearing all the back stories to your girls... lets hope the muse isn't going to go for caterpillars... better than spiders I suppose... hoping the girls want to stay and play a little longer though...xx

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  30. Lisa I love her! So ethereal yet so seeing as well. The combination is stunning and I love her head piece. :)

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  31. Oh gosh, Lisa. I am loving this one. Whoa! I love the auroa (sp?) she evokes. Mystic, too. Super great job. Hugs :)

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