Afflicted By Fiction... by Karen  Helgesen

Photoshop CS5

Images Used:
Background: LINK
Model: LINK
Castle: LINK
Lion Fish: LINK
Baby Elephant: LINK


  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 1 year ago

    “Reality depresses me. I need to find fantasy worlds and escape in them.” ~ Noel Fielding

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 1 year ago

    Love it :-)

  • Hi Trudi! Lovely to see you! and thank you for your wonderful comment :-)

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • How wonderful! Thank you so much for the feature!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Alison Gilbert
    Alison Gilbertabout 1 year ago

    I can’t help feeling a bit selfish and hoping you continue with this “affliction”!! We’re all the recipients of your imagination and inspired by it, as I can see you are yourself. Reality can be so difficult sometimes, and nature, art, imagination are all healthy consolations I think. We’re born with imagination and can choose whether to develop it, so it’s part of reality. I love this image Karen, and the title is so great too!! You’re an amazing artist and a lovely person xx

  • Hi Ali! I can’t begin to tell you how much I look forward to your comments! You are so generous…and clearly very thoughtful about what you write. Thank you so very much! When I was a kid, during those long lazy days of summer, I used to lie on my back for hours and watch the clouds…seeing in them all kinds of different things…then, the clouds would shift about and become something entirely different! I was daydreamer….Afflicted By Fiction! And will continue to be so until such a time as I no longer reside on Mother Earth! Thank you again…you are a very special lady!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

  • How very wonderful, Robyn! Thank you so much for the feature! I know I have told you I love your Feature Banner…but, it bears repeating! One of the coolest ones I’ve seen…love it!!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 1 year ago

    I’m with you Karen, when you find the fantasy world please let me know…….. I’ve stopped watching the news and just have a quick look now and again, far too depressing, I think we just have to lead our lives the best we can and enjoy out family and friends . This is gorgeous, I love all the characters, colour is wonderful and those fish are so cute…. Beautiful work of art as always Karen. I actually found a “Happy News” and watch that…. sick of the media only recording the bad things in life…… Don’t let life get you down. :o) xox

  • You are so very special, Josie! Your comments are unfailing uplifting and so very thoughtful! I agree with your assessment of the ‘news’ these days! I used to believe that it was my DUTY to watch…to learn…to absorb…all that was happening in the world. And, in some ways, I still do…it would be a good thing to know should we go to war or there was some sort of devastating natural disaster! But…even these sorts of things go unreported…the news seemingly is just an arm of the government these days and will only report those things they deem important. There was a headline yesterday…one which had me scratching my head and wondering, “Don’t politicians have anything else better to do with their time?” Apparently not…the headline read, “Democrats Go To War With the Weather”. Oh. I wonder who wins? Anyway..thanks again for another wonderful comment…much appreciated!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 1 year ago

    Such a fun, imaginative image! Your artworks always make me smile Karen. xx

  • Thank you very much for the sweet comment, Linda! You are always so thoughtful and insightful…and it is deeply appreciated!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyabout 1 year ago

    What a lovely creation! So creative and whimsical! Love it!

  • How kind of you to comment! Thank you very much!!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous creation !

  • Thank you kindly, Berns!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    oh what a find again Karen..So very lovely !!!

  • You are such a good and faithful RB friend, John! Thank you so very much for another wonderful comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

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