Sunday, December 12, 2010

Imaginings

The world of imagination belongs to children. Not that adulthood strips us of our imaginings but it is hard to recreate the wondrous world of innocent, pure fantasy that occurs in childhood. There is no inner critic, no voice of reason and responsibility to tell us to get back to reality. I love to observe my husband's nieces and nephews lost in their blissful world of fantasy.

"Childhood " is the theme this week at Take A Word challenge and through my "playtime" with digital art came this piece representing the world of imaginary friends and doorways to other places and adventures.
Imagery credits go to Dover, Holliewood at Deviantartscraps and wikimedia.

33 comments:

  1. Once again, you've rendered me (almost :)) speechless. The moods you create in your artwork are amazing.

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  2. What a fabulous piece!!! Just beautiful....your robins below ,,,gorgeous!

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  3. Gorgeous piece of art as always. Love your Childhood pic! Hugs xx

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  4. Wow wow wow wow this is absolutely stunning. Fantastic play with different elements. Love it Lori.

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  5. what a fabulous piece again Lori!! you are so creative and have such an imagination!!!

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  6. Oh Lori, you have done a great job of capturing that childhood imagination in all of us.
    Barb

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  7. Beautifully illustrated theme, Lori! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. Oh this is so magical! I love the kangaroo!

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  9. What a magical collage work, I'm excited.

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  10. Love this fantasy place, Lori!

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  11. Brilliant..and beautiful and wonderfully said..I have never been able to shake my childlike imagination...it has never left me...it is what makes me feel alive! I loved this post...shine on..this was awesome!

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  12. So whimsical and well done Lori...a wonderful reflection of childhood...I love the open door symbolism...great work!!!

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  13. I love your interpretation of childhood fantasy, Lori. What fun.

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  14. OMG, I've missed you and your work so much!! It's so good to be back!! This is so awesome!!

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  15. What a fun piece! I love the whimsy of it all... perfect 'childhood' representation.

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  16. I love this kangaroo employed in this composition. You are a magician ladybug! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  17. That would be something to behold on Christmas morning!! Excellent,Lori!

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  18. Wow, Lori, what a surprise, so different from your usual amazing creations, love the whimsy aspect of it - fantastic piece!

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  19. It is a great picture. I love the way you pictured what I call 'LaLaLand' (my gran used to call it that way) Wonderful.

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  20. I love where your imagination has led you in this piece Lori! Fantastic.xx

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  21. How u discribed it in ure blog,just great!Just inmagine, playfull,fantasie. I love ure art! As allways!.
    Greetings,
    Claudia

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  22. Lori, I am loving your new work! Just when I think there are no surprises left you're off in a totally new direction. That Kangaroo's expression is PRICELESS!

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  23. That's great, thanks for the smile on my face.

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  24. Oh wow, Lori, you nailed this theme right on the head. Imaginary friends in a childhood are the best of friends. You have done a brilliant job too.

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  25. Fantastic artwork - and the perfect representation of childhood. I love this piece, Lori! xo

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  26. A wonderful fantasy piece, Lori. If only life was still like that!!!

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  27. Fabulous piece Lori with much imagination, perfect for the theme.
    Anni

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  28. That's such fun Lori! I am quite happy to join in with the kid's imaginary world at school, but sometimes I come up against something I can't do, such as help a little boy who had just made a rocket with his problem. He looked at the rocket with a puzzled face and said ''but how can I get in it?''

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  29. This is purely a magical piece, Lori, that captures the childhood theme perfectly. I love the feeling you evoke with the elements here. Takes me back to that precious time... thank you for the trip! ;)

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  30. Sorry I'm so late with my comments this week. Lori, I agree with all of the above. Your picture is, indeed, magical and you have even added an Australian touch!! Absolutely beautiful.

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  31. Aww... very lovely ! I've just made a collage with plenty of butterflies too (spirits connected !) but will post later

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