Childhood Garden by Pamela Phelps

“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.”
~Elizabeth Lawrence

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.

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful, outstanding artwork !

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful creation, perfect feeling of peace, joy and safety for a child. Of course I love the choice of the hummer. ☺

  • Thank you Bro!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

    I to love to dream and needed some magic!

  • Thanks so much Laura, we all need to dream…I do my share always!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    How adorable!! She doesn’t even have to hang on tight or pay any attention whatsoever where she is going. Just going! Since that is a hummingbird, she is indeed so very, very small but doesn’t even seem to know it or to care. THAT is indeed a child’s perspective—bigger than the whole universe living in pure joy!!!!

  • Thanks for your wonderful comments…so glad you enjoyed this!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    …and living in absolute trust, purity, innocence, goodness, love and safety. You have blessed this friend of yours today with an incredible gift of affirmation!

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    and beauty!!! Mustn’t forget feeling beautiful that only belongs untarnished to childhood.

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfabout 3 years ago

    Ah Ha! I recognized your work! Love this! A faerie and a hummingbird! Perfect!

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago

    Neat looking!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    such fantastic work and sweetness in this creation. very well done.

  • Thank you kindly LisaBeth!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 3 years ago

    Feature, feature, feature. And, yes , I can read the future! Great work Pamela!!

  • Thanks for your support and faith in my work!

    – Pamela Phelps

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