“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
Dedicated to a dear friend, (You know who you are) that needs the magic of being a “Sugar Plum Faerie”, riding into the freedom and light of new days in childhood, away from those stolen from her in years gone by!
Faerie and hummingbird digitally painted in Photoshop and Twisted Brush, using two images as guides. I set up a graph to get size and perspective of the bird and little girl, used the bird and most of the child from one image as a reference, the eyes and mouth from an old Bessy Pease Gutman print in my personal collection.
2 backgrounds by Rubyblossom of Flickr
1Texture by JoesSistah of Flickr
Wings courtesy of Jinxmim of Deviant Art
2 of my original textures, stars and mist created in Auto AFX. Multiple layers compiled and adjusted in Photoshop using blending modes, color adjustments, and opacity adjustments.