April 19, 2015

How to train your magical horse

'how to train your magical horse'

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This week's Creative Tuesdays' theme is 'what makes you happy'.  I choose 'reading' and reading is also using your imagination so here's a girl reading and imagining this horse with wings. Maybe this isn't quite fitting the theme but then again, lots of things can make a person happy, perhaps looking at something like this makes you happy?

For this week's Creative Tuesdays' What makes you happy. 

28 comments:

  1. Lovely happy piece Lissa!

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    1. thank you. I like it too. have a lovely day.

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  2. I've always wanted a winged horse. I love this picture.

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    1. me too. it's too bad they aren't around. ha, ha.

      have a lovely day.

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  3. yes, this makes me happy to look at! Such a wonderfully creative response to your theme.

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    1. it make me happy too. actually, I was going for a dragon but then I don't really like them enough, plus, I prefer winged horses anyway.

      hope you have a lovely day.

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  4. Lissa,
    What a delightful idea and painting. I love to read too - you have captured happiness and imagination in one piece. Well done.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. reading is happiness - that should be a motto or something. thanks for stopping by. have a lovely day.

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  5. Oh yes, Lissa, this is a very happy piece. I love your magical horse and your reading gal. Such dreamy happy colors. And it's very peaceful too! :-)

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    1. I somehow seems to lean towards bright, cheery colors. is there such thing as a rainbow-colored cloud?

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    2. I like bright, cherry colors too, Liisa. As you're the artist you can make a rainbow-colored cloud any day. :-)

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  6. I agree that reading uses your imagination and can take you to wonderful places in the mind. As always a gorgeous drawing. I just love your use of colour and the transparency you achieve with it.

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    1. actually, I have changed the horse's hair color several times, it was mostly pink and red, then blue, then somewhat purplish but finally settle on green to match his eye marking. I was also tempted to add a horn to make him a unicorn but that seems too much.

      thanks for coming back, have a lovely day.

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  7. Reading makes me happy and your art as well. Love this so much!
    Have a great day, Lissa!

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    1. thank you so much. it makes me happy that it makes you happy.

      have a lovely day.

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  8. I think you've captured the word "happy" great here, Lissa, and I'm sooo glad you had that extra week to get this done in time! I Love it! Total imagination. I felt that way reading "the Silver Chair" book from the Narnia series.

    As always, I'm blown away with jsut how much detail you add--like the stitching on the hem of the coat for just one. Love your close ups too to really get a good look at it, after clicking on the image to see it bigger too.

    Wonderful addition. Thank you so much for adding it to the happy themes here for CT.

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    1. honestly. I'm a bit slow so definitely the extra week is really necessary for me or else you would be seeing a pencil drawing now.

      thank you too for keep hosting CT, I wouldn't be this creative if not for your theme suggestions. keep up the good work.

      hope you have a lovely day.

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    2. Thank you and you know, I love knowing that Ct helps you to be creative. Me too actaully! totally.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this piece, Lissa. How brilliant to have the title of your blog post be on the cover of the book she's holding in one hand. LOVE everything about the horse, too. xx

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    1. the book title is sort of a way of telling you why she is not riding the horse instead of hanging onto a belt, because she's still training him, but maybe that's not necessary, but I like the viewer to somewhat know what's going on.

      for some reason, I am not getting emails about your comments, actually, I didn't get an email for a few comments & not just yours, I guess it's a good think I reply to comments this way or else, I wouldn't even know you've left any.

      thanks for your visit & I hope you have a lovely day.

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  10. It's a wonderful piece, and thanks for sharing that!

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    1. thanks for viewing it! I hope you have a lovely day.

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  11. I wish I had a magical horse! That would make me happy (-: This is a lovely illustration, like something out of a children's book. Keep up the great work!

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    1. yes, me too, it certainly would help in getting to work, at least, there's less traffic in the sky, although I'm a bit of height challenge, so, maybe not.

      thanks for visiting. have a lovely day.

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  12. Reading makes me happy too. These are just beautiful Lissa!

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    1. reading is great but without the writing, there wouldn't be much reading but aren't you glad there are so many writers?

      thanks for your visit, hope you have a lovely day.

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  13. This is really inspiring! Is it digital drawn or made by your hand?

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    1. this is hand drawn, scanned into the computer & then digitally colored in Adobe Photoshop. there aren't that many steps but the coloring takes weeks.

      thanks for your visit. hope you have a lovely day.

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