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Date: 2008-05-28 19:52:53

With many thanks to Nesster @ flickr for the doll vicbuster @ stk.xchng for the horse and porah @ stk.xchng for the pattern. Texture layers from Paul Grand, DLS Designs and klsanderson. TTV layer from Nesster - again with many thanks. toys horse doll fantasy Thaa

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Like a children's books illustration:)
magic fly paula 2008-05-28 20:11:16
a day forever...

: )*
zenog 2008-05-28 20:16:31
such wonderful textures
Lady Vervaine 2008-05-28 20:44:30
Apple magic. I've been away or a while again, but when I'm back seeing your works make me happy.
*haibar 2008-05-28 20:52:21
so dreamy and beautiful, dear. as you can do it.
lovely. I love every pic you take!!
little morning 2008-05-29 00:00:41
Love this background....
Kat... 2008-05-29 02:37:34
Y0$HlMl 2008-05-29 06:46:13
Awesome work!! Don't take the apple little horsey....the doll looks a little sinister.
picasocat2 2008-05-29 07:24:14
everyday there was a mutual recognition of their friendship ...
the man fed the horse with his own solitary hand and covered him with his best, intricate mantle for when the days were dark and cold.
in return the animal provided warm shelter and the necessary steps to face the long dusty roads on the way to their destiny.
synonymous plough 2008-05-29 07:56:34
you have perfected this technique....masterful work!
A n t o i n e t t e 2008-05-29 09:56:03
So good :)
oladios 2008-05-29 10:47:09
Thank you Paula. I love the artwork in children's books, so you have made me happy :-)
You make me laugh Ze :-D***
Many thanks Lady V!
How lovely to see you around again Hiam. You were missed :-) I hope you were away doing nice things, and not just working too hard....
Thank you Miss Happily Bitten :-)*
Thanks Kat. I had to scrabble around a bit to find it. I wish I could find hundreds of lovely old wallpaper patterns, and I would do more pix using them... I like them very much.
Thank you so much YO$HIMA! :-)
Yes, there is a discrepancy between the off beat look of the doll and the rather frilly look of the horse. He looks pretty keen on getting the apple though!
Aw Paula, I loved that so much! Thank you!!!
I've got a way to go Antoinette. My collaging is still pretty crude. These competitions though are a fantastic way of making you work at it .... They are such good exercises.
Thank you! :-)
The hills are alive* 2008-05-29 14:34:41
I like your toys dear friend.
diahisi 2008-05-29 15:28:11
you are a master, Caroline! you can do everything with layers and textures!the choice of the background works perfectly!:-))
jelens 2008-05-29 16:27:53
an apple a day keeps the carousel cowboys at bay. sooo sweet.
minions & myrmidons 2008-05-29 19:16:19
Jeez, I wish I had done this, you clever clever tricksy thing you!
quaint earth 2008-05-30 01:06:53
love it.
We'd love to have your wonderful photo in Superb Masterpiece Group
Please read the Group Rules and tag your photo SuperbMasterpiece
moggierocket 2008-05-30 05:25:17
Oh! I'm speechless. This tosses me so swiftly into another world, where, in the blink of my eyes the toys become real.!
Room With A View 2008-05-30 09:04:04
Do you own this doll and horse? wish you could do such photo-illustration- magic for this whole book.
The Velveteen Rabbit. It would be perfect.
The story ends this way:

"I am the nursery magic Fairy," she said. "I take care of all the playthings that the children have loved. When they are old and worn out and the children don't need them any more, then I come and take them away with me and turn them into Real."
"Wasn't I Real before?" asked the little Rabbit.
"You were Real to the Boy," the Fairy said, "because he loved you. Now you shall be Real to every one."
All of it is here:
Room With A View 2008-05-30 09:06:42
They are not mine, I just borrowed them :) But I love old toys, and I like them too ....
Thank you Helena for your very kind words! I like the background too. I think I will do more 'patterned' pix if I can manage to find some more nice patterns... We have a fantastic library at one of the universities here of old wallpapers and fabrics - but they have copyrighted everything so it is sadly out of bounds. Oooooh, if only I could get my hands on some of their gems :-)
Do you know I live on apples Pinky. If I left my body to science, all they would find is apple puree, with a current for a brain. I may just be a reincarnated horse :-)
Aw, sweet words SF! Thank you girl!
So glad you like it ineke :-)
Sweet Karin...what a lovely, lovely, lovely story. Thank you! No, I don't own the toys. If you check my tags you will see I just borrowed them. Most of my collages are made with borrowed stuff.... I love old character-full toys though, and it was a joy to use them. Your enchanting quote is much treasured. Thank you!
The hills are alive* 2008-05-30 12:33:43
this apple is both an offering for the friend-horse, and an invitation to the passing traveler to enter into enchantment... i adore!! :))
conceptvessel 2008-05-30 22:40:42
light is good
Chen Y 2008-05-30 22:43:42
This makes me think of my childhood. Thanks.
lynnmwillis 2008-05-31 09:52:50
Evokes childhood memories. Love your arrangement and texture. Comes together beautifully.
amy higgins 2008-05-31 12:16:52
Beautiful triangular composition! You've brought these figures to life...
Laurie York 2008-05-31 14:02:17
timeless. the texture layers are so subtle and effective in this.
incidental music 2008-05-31 22:36:32
Lovely scene of an imaginative mechanical theater....
it could be an old painting...a portrait of the prince with the red cheeks and his beloved horse beside him...the offered red apple of the friendship...

(STYLIZED - using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous; "a stylized mode of theater production"
conventionalised, conventionalized, stylised, artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature....)
Even stylized and seems more real than real, more animate and moving in its stillness....invisible mechanismes and strings...automates with heart and feelings...i can hear birds singing and the float of a distant river.....and some strange words in their common language for two....Enchanted...
giovdim 2008-05-31 22:55:07
Ahhhh - I love what you say Jeanne. Thank you so much :-)
Thank you Chen Y.
Thanks for your comment Lynn :-)
Thanks a lot mhigginish!
Thank you very much for those kind words goat lady :-)*
Thanks very much for that Rob. I tend to fiddle around quite a lot with my texture layers nowadays, and with something like this which is fairly subtle, I never expect anyone to notice - so really, thank you very much.....
Your writings are always a gift Dimitris.... beautifully wrapped and adorned with precious ribbons, and the ideas inside are a delight. Thank you.
The hills are alive* 2008-06-01 12:50:51
What a wonderful job you did with the tones on this one, Mizz C!
Methanie 2008-06-02 00:57:41
I love it!
illustrious vessel 2008-06-02 14:42:16
Thank you Mrs. Hard Working M..... It's so nice to see you around again. I hope they are giving you time out for good behaviour :-)
Many thanks Raul :-)
The hills are alive* 2008-06-02 18:41:35
christine moor 2008-06-03 01:36:48
Many thanks!
The hills are alive* 2008-06-03 13:52:48
the new Adam?...hmmm, he has the apple and a horse.
Eve is still dancing under the shadow of the famous tree.

wonderful image
Melanίa Damianou 2008-06-04 00:06:31
Aw, it is so good to see your wonderful comments again Melina. Always with such playfulness and intelligence. What a joy!
The hills are alive* 2008-06-04 13:13:46
I am very very very very behind on comments, but I had to pop in and take a look. I so appreciate you on my stream.
I love this one. I love the wooden toys and the wonderful background you used to tie it all together.
Seen on your photo stream. (?)
bunchadogs & susan 2008-06-04 13:38:52
just plain wonderful
Catherine... 2008-06-06 23:33:18
What an amazing creation!
IC-UC 2008-06-08 21:39:32
Congratulations on your tie for 3rd in Textures for Layers Challenge #19: Wooden Doll
Nesster 2008-06-11 02:53:25
I'm fond of this one too - glad you like it :-)
Thanks pal!
Thank you Phil :-)
Thanks for the nice news Nesster!
The hills are alive* 2008-06-12 11:36:42
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Masterpieces of Light & Dark, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
moggierocket 2008-06-20 05:49:03
Hiya Ineke. Thank you for the suggestion, but I don't like lots of group icons on my stream, and I tend to get these when I visit specialist pools. If you don't mind I will pass....
The hills are alive* 2008-06-20 14:13:39
so freakin sweet!
Michelle In America 2008-08-18 16:38:57
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Temple Of Aphrodite (Invite Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
Dimitri Depaepe 2009-01-09 14:12:17
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***Mary's style***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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puzzling snow 2009-01-10 00:39:13
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called digital collage art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
jamaica byles 2009-11-02 02:44:28
"They are not mine, I just borrowed them :) But I love old toys, and I like them too ...."

* I LOVE THE DOLL IN THIS PHOTO! I see from your statement above that you enjoy old toys, too. I have a couple of really neat old dolls. I wish I had your talent, because these dolls could be the subject/focus of some amazing photography. I especially love the eyes of old, hand painted dolls. If there was any irregularity in the way the eye was painted on, the doll could look crazy, sad, confused, demented, sarcastic... Maybe I'm the crazy one for seeing all that in the simplicity of a painted eye, but I have a feeling you might know what I'm talking about.

For example, I love this doll (it's the last photo on the page):

It's one of the many dolls my grandmother has given me from her collection. But, I swear, every time I look at the thing, it looks like the doll is copping an attitude! She looks totally sarcastic, but sometimes she just looks confused. It might depend on how I feel that day... yikes, writing this out makes ME seem like a crazy person. LOL! Guess I love dolls a little too much.

The point is...I like your photo. Your work is beautiful!
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