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My Paper Dress Impressed the Moon

I heard the ocean call to me
I got dressed up and went to sea

My little boat stayed well afloat
and told my dress it was a ‘paper dream’…

I asked the moon
if I could borrow the stars
to wear in my hair
and it answered me with a moonbeam…

My paper dress impressed the moon !

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The painting began as a simple pencil drawing on paper, to which I’ve added some ‘chyogami’ paper which my friend Fa gave me.

I then stuck cello over the top and with my glass nib pen all inked up, i wrote the poem you see above all around her hair etc….

Well, I’ve had this drawing for ages now and almost forgotten about her. Today, i found her again, and thought it was about time I paid her some attention. Here she is 7 hours later, all painted and looking pretty, out there on the ocean in her little boat, with her paper dress on, impressing the moon…..this one has a bit of a darker, more gothic look…a bit different from what I usually do….but still sweet enough for you I hope lol :)))

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    a winner!

  • hey thank you so much Scott! :)
    have a good one!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Karin – wow so lovely

  • thank you so much Kelly, i really appreciate it :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenalmost 5 years ago

    Must be a theme happening at the moment on the bubble – the moon has featured in quite a few works I have viewed this past week.
    But this one is especially gorgeous! Lovely detail and words, (& I love how you have woven them into the fabric of this piece).

  • …oooh really, I hadn’t noticed that….thank you so very much… I had lots of fun with her :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Esther Johnson
    Esther Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Karin : ) Love both image and words : ) !!!

  • thank you very much Esther, so lovely to hear from you :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kristi Bryant
    Kristi Bryantalmost 5 years ago

    oh wow Karin, this is so…. rich!!!!

  • hi Kristi and thank you soo much!! ;) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Durham White
    Durham Whitealmost 5 years ago

    I don’t think it’s just impressed the moon Karin!! this is great… very impressive & the framing with the colours ~ nice!! always love the continual surprises you bring :) cheers, d. xx

  • hi d .. lol .. that made me smile – thank you – i’m so glad you like it….i hoped to present something a little bit different today, i’m really enjoying doing lots of painting at the moment, 7-9 hours a day and my arm is hanging in there :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsalmost 5 years ago

    Yeah wow ….a rich tapestry delight and so beautifully titled …………wonderful

  • ..thank you so much brz! love your response!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • banrai
    banraialmost 5 years ago

    absolutely fantastic as always

  • thank you so much banrai! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaalmost 5 years ago

    oh my gosh, Karin!! i love it, love it, love it!! i didn’t know the paper can look THAT good for a dress!!!! you’re awesome, my friend!!! really!i love her dress, and the overall colors!! a bit dark, but that’s what makes her stand out!!

    supercool coloring for the environment.. the textures looks abit scary to some maybe, but i think it’s awesome and it matches her look~ =D she’s a doll!! i bet if there’s a real doll for every one of your girls, they’d sell!! awww.. i wish someone will come offer to make real dolls for you.. Karin Taylor Dolls Collection.. That’s be so darn cool!!!!! XD

  • Gday mate, how are ya… lol…a bit of aussie slang for you…..thank you very much Fa. I’m really glad you liked here, it wasn’t happening til i grunged her up more and then she started ‘popping’ and i was mch happier. needed that darkness around her. I like how it seems like she’s on a stage in the spotlight…lol…dolls would be dam cool Fa, dam cool my friend :) hugz xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Oh this is gorgeous Karin…….love the color and creativity. Awesome job and deffinately a fave : ))

  • thx so very much Sean, I’m so pleased you liked it…thx for the fave also! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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