Friday, 9 December 2011

Once upon a time... Part Lisa

This week for PPF I present to you the girl with the red hair. You saw her eye last week but now she's ready to tell you her story. She has already been on many adventures... She is Part Lisa in the Once upon a time neverending story begun by Amy and hosted on her blog.
The last time we saw our heroine and her trusty flying steed Pegasus she had been living in narcotic-induced stupor on a land of cotton candy clouds and sweet tea. Only when she broke the mirror did the pieces crack and reveal what truly was... or was it?

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Part Lisa...

The pieces spiralled out of the ornate frame jagged and sharp. The girl with the red hair watched them fall down, down, further and further through the cotton candy cloud. She felt weightless and dizzy and struggled to focus her vision on what was happening around her. Everything seemed to fracture at once. Cracks and chasms appeared in the sugar pink walls and the sweet grass. She heard a distant whinny – Peg was panicking as the world began to disintegrate beneath his feet.

A wild wind swirled around them. The girl saw tea cups, cotton candy and lollipops sucked into a cruel maelstrom alongside vestiges of the ‘real’ world she had left behind so many moons ago. Burger wrappers, car tyres (that’s tires for you US folk) and empty coke cans bounced off jars of marmite. What was happening? Where was Peg? Where were the Goldwaters and, what on earth had been in that tea? She felt the pull of the vortex and reached out in fear…



The girl took hold of Mrs Goldwater, but recoiled in shock as the once kindly-looking woman began to take on a new form… dark and scaly with green sinews and yellow eyes. Mrs Goldwater began to cackle as the demon within her was released. A long, pointed tail shot out the back of her flowery sun dress (quite ruining the lovely pattern) and horns ruffled her once beautifully coiffed curls. The demon sneered at our heroine and reached into the storm and pulled a bedraggled and terrified Peg towards her. Swinging her gangling legs, she climbed aboard the poor horse and disappeared in a cloud of … well…. It looked like cloud.

The girl with the red hair felt helpless as she span in the sticky mixture of cotton candy, tea and a crazy wind. In the distance she saw Panda Goldwater. He seemed to be beckoning her to him, but there was no way she was going anywhere near him, having seen what had happened to his wife. She was beginning to wonder why she’d trusted anyone called Panda in the first place.

But Panda was determined. He fought his way closer to the red-haired girl shouting an entreaty to put the mirror pieces back in place.

“You must complete the story” he shouted above the roaring wind… “she has to see her face”…

Not knowing to whom he was referring and frankly beginning to wish she’d never set out on this crazy adventure in the first place the girl with red hair made a decision.

She dived forward through the cloud to chase after the sparkling shards. She was still gripping the ornate frame which was fortunate. The clouds rushed past her face pulling at her long tresses and whispering secrets in her ear (things like why pop songs have a middle eight… and the hidden power of marmite).



Further and further she fell into the spewing foam of blue and white. But all was not as it seemed (again!). The clouds were not made of moisture, wool or cotton candy - they were made of words and letters. A thousand waiting to be pieced together and retold.



Far down below through the fairy tales she spied the glints of what could only be broken glass and she reached out , her anticipation mingled with fear… A fear that only intensified as she saw that she wasn’t the only one heading for the glass jigsaw… The demon and its unwilling mount Peg were gaining on her.

Poor Peg looked so frightened, but it gave our heroine heart. She would fight off the demon, fix the mirror, save Peg and show someone their face (but not necessarily in that order); but first she needed to take a small diversion…

To be continued...

37 comments:

  1. I love the girl with the Red Hair and your story is very impressive. Your blog looks very beautiful too. have a great day.

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  2. Super gorgeous work Lisa..she is very beautiful and entrancing..love her peaceful energy! Wonderful writing too.
    Victoria

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  3. Oh my gosh! Such perfect art and wonderful piece of the story! I sooooo love it! I want it to keep going on and on!

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  4. Hi sweet lady. Love the girl with the red hair painting and the flying double decker bus is too cute.
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  5. The GIRL WITH THE RED HAIR further down your page with the circles is incredible! Wonderful work! Happy PPF!

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  6. Lol! "hidden power of marmite" LOVE it! :) Great story and awesome painting to go along. That yellow eye is amazing! :)

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  7. Fantastic words and amazing images to go with them. It looks like your muse is definitely in fine voice and singing her heart out :)

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  8. Hello Lisa, I love all these colors in your paintings Face. Happy PPF ;)

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  9. you sure have a way with words Lisa!!!! and I love all of your latest pieces.....Happy PPF and I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

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  10. What a great story Lisa, loved it! Very nice pieces. Your work is always wonderful. Happy Holidays to you, enjoy.

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  11. Beautiful portrait!
    Very expressive and powerful.

    I especially love the surface where the tips/end of her hair meet the blue ground. :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Your blog has been Christmas-fied! I love it :)

    The girl with the red hair is just beautiful. What a fantastic tale to go along with her. You are sooo creative. Love it!

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  13. Wow! Firstly Part Lisa is stunning - i really love the way you collage with the paper and paint over the top. Gorgeous.

    Secondly - omg how good is this story coming along - I love reading how every takes it in different directions each week and your part is fab! What does go on in that imagination of your - crazy and wonderfully dark!!

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  14. Brilliant story and loving Lisa. Happy PPF, x

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  15. uuuu

    this is great!

    hard act to follow!!

    i really love how this went. bravo bravo to part lisa!

    xxa

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  16. Fabulous continuation of the story and wonderful artwork!!

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  17. Good story to go with those yellow eyes!

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  18. Love the pieces and that story is fantastic!!!!

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  19. Love your girl with the red hair. Your portrait painting is amazing!

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  20. Your painting of the girl with red hair is very touching - she looks vulnerable and confident at the same time. As if she has a ton of questions and is searching for the answers.

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  21. What a beautiful marriage it is with your art and words - great story for her! xxoo

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  22. Your portraits are just glorious and they are so real...like real people not a painting of a person at all.
    Such an fascinating post:)
    xx

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  23. Wow, excellent art and I LOVE the story! Can't wait to see what the diversion is!!! Great work!Deb

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  24. Which is better - the story or the painting? You certainly have a vivid imagination and I always like the tales you weave. I can't decide if the story inspires the face or vice versa - either way, what a fab combo!

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  25. I love where you took this! And the art you did to go with her is stunning! :)

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  26. Great story and very creative work ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  27. Lovely work Lisa, I am partial to redheads! Happy PPF!

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  28. Lovely story and great artwork. You're coming along just fine. Keep going ... still waiting for your book to come out! :)

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  29. Love it...and the nod to marmite....powerful stuff, indeed...haha!!

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  30. I love the use of story and picture. She is a beautiful girl in the painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  31. Wow where is all this coming from great imagination!!!
    ManonX

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  32. Fantastic story line. and I love love love the final image with the bubbles all around her.

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  33. Wow...you have really been inspired. Great paintings, every one of them.

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  34. Hi Lisa :D Wonderful artwork...and fantastic continuation of the story :D Love the way you managed to get Marmite in on the act...but will the next writer be a lover or a hater? Haha! :D XXX

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  35. how wonderful to both paint and write so well! thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  36. Lisa, thanks for sending the bus my way when you finished your section. It was just what I needed to give our red-haired girl a brief diversion. Your section was great and I loved the artwork!

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