June 30, 2015

The Postmistress

'the postmistress' unfinished - click on image for a larger view
closeups of the postmistress and her little fairy helpers

This week's Creative Tuesdays' theme is 'little twitters', as in birds.  As you can see, this piece is not finished. There are a few birds here but it's really more about the postmistress. The postmistress is part bird, part tree and yes, she can drink from those little teacups. She delivers mail for creatures large and small and this is considered her post office, her work space. It never rains here so the letters - folded and rolled - are safe from getting wet because of the postmistress and her magic. Let's assume that is the story here.

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20 comments:

  1. Lissa,
    I love the little bird carrying the envelope. Seeing that one coloured would be awesome.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. actually, there is two birds carrying envelopes but I do favor the one close to the postmistress.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  2. Just love it :) I'm a fairy tale person and
    I like her a lot :)) Love the way you did
    her hair :D And after a bit of searching
    I even found a little bird, perfect to deliver
    loveletters :)

    Have a great day!
    Tinna ✐

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    1. you do have to zoom in to see the birds but they are there.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  3. Thank you for taking me from an ordinary life to a whimsical world of beauty, color and fairly tales. I love your Postmistress...she is elegant and soft spoken but favorite in the forest, for who doesn't like mail.

    This is beautiful......Hugs

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    1. everyone loves mail, that's the motto here.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  4. very beautiful fantasy painting in progress Lissa!

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    1. I hope I can finish it this year...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  5. OOh, loving where this is going! Yes, please be sure to include those darling little birds. This piece is so fuil of detail (which I so love) that I imagine it will take you ages to wrap this up, right? BTw, your nighttime version piece (post before) is also incredible, Lissa. you never cease to astound me. So glad I came across your blog (whatever it was called then) all those years ago.

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    1. funny, I don't remember when I came across your blog either, sounds like a long while ago...thanks for your visits.

      have a lovely day.

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  6. Lissa, such an enchanting picture to go with such a lovely story. I just love seeing what you will do next, as it is always such a pleasurable surprise. You are truly talented.

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    1. thank you, you are too kind. & there is a story here, I just need to finish it and this piece.

      have a lovely day.

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  7. Fantastic illustration Lissa, can't wait to see the finished piece. Also loving the new look of your blog:)

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    1. me too. I think this is the first time I ever really like the look and the header and will probably keep this look for a while.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  8. It is fantastic, Lissa. You are so talented. I really admire you! Thank you so much for sharing this, I love the little birds so much!
    Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. the little birds are great, they're pretty much the start of this piece.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. Wow, there's so much to see! I love the lantern on the left and the upside down umbrella holding the posts - great detail!

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    1. oh yes, the umbrella, I had wanted to add an umbrella there and so there it is, though I'm sure they make good mailboxes though.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  10. this is wonderful
    i love considering the story
    enjoy all the artful details, the magic and mystery!

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    1. I like thinking about the story too, in fact, I already have some ideas of how it all goes, now if only I could make myself write it.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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