A rendition of the Fairy Tale Thumbelina.

THERE was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child, but she could not obtain her wish. At last she went to a fairy, and said, “I should so very much like to have a little child; can you tell me where I can find one?”

“Oh, that can be easily managed,” said the fairy. “Here is a barleycorn of a different kind to those which grow in the farmer’s fields, and which the chickens eat; put it into a flower-pot, and see what will happen.”

“Thank you,” said the woman, and she gave the fairy twelve shillings, which was the price of the barleycorn. Then she went home and planted it, and immediately there grew up a large handsome flower, something like a tulip in appearance, but with its leaves tightly closed as if it were still a bud. “It is a beautiful flower,” said the woman, and she kissed the red and golden-colored leaves, and while she did so the flower opened, and she could see that it was a real tulip. Within the flower, upon the green velvet stamens, sat a very delicate and graceful little maiden. She was scarcely half as long as a thumb, and they gave her the name of “Thumbelina,” or Tiny, because she was so small.

Little Tiny or Thumbelina
Hans Christian Andersen

Image purchased from Image No:15435841

Bottle: Personal Stock Photography

4Hrs in process and digital painting

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Jayde, also known as Adara Rosalie, is a self taught digital artist living in the Sydney Region of NSW. Her works bring forth the beauty in the dark, strange and Gothic. Her images are beautifully rendered, with a blend of photo manipulation and digital painting, showing a natural talent for creating new and fantastic visual artworks that are original in concept.

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  • Shannon Paskaruk
    Shannon Paskarukover 3 years ago

    oh wow, this is amazing!!!!

  • Thank you so much Shannon!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonover 3 years ago


  • Wonderful to know that you like this piece. I really appreciate it!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Work!

  • Thank you so much, Shelly!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 3 years ago

    This is an incredible piece of art. It reminds me of my Grandaughter.

  • Awe, that is so sweet! It is wonderful to know that this piece has been able to connect with you. Your granddaughter is a very luck girl! I love my nanna too! I wish you both a magical weekend!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • MCarman
    MCarmanover 3 years ago


  • Whoa! Awesome! Thank you, Maryanne!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Awe, thank you Boo! :)

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, very well done.

  • Thank you so much, Walter. I really appreciate it!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 3 years ago

    5/5/11 Congratulations

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this wonderful news with me. I am really honoured!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Francis, you are the best! Thank you so much for all the support that you and your group have provided me with. It is a real pleasure! I hope that you have a wonderful and magical week ahead!

    – Adara Rosalie

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Magic work !! Love it ! and congrats for the features !!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Dwarkan! It is a realy pleasure to know that you like this piece and it has captured your attention. I hope that you have a magical week ahead and it is filled with many swash buckling adventures.

    – Adara Rosalie

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