To Wish Impossible Things (art, poetry & music) by Rhonda Strickland

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To Wish Impossible Things a poem by RestLeSsD
please listen to the music as it enhances the experience

Today was the very special day.
Where only fun was to be had.
The Grand Carnival was on its way.
And all the countryside was glad.

With epicurean mechanisms
Constructed just to engage.
The children’s fantasies & hopefulness
Was in anticipation of today.

They could play and they could sing,
They could reach for the silvery rings.
They would have sumptuous crumpets.
As they listened for great trumpets.

And when they did hear the wondrous sound
Like the humming of a thousand hornets.
They knew it was time to gather round
To procure the priceless trinkets.

Carnival day, such a wonderful time
To join with the Princess in sweet song
To listen & learn a new nursery rhyme.
Whilst Blue Toulouse played on and on.

This was the day they all loved best.
All year long the children would sing.
For this day gave them the power
To wish impossible things…

a rhonda original© 2010

The Cure – To Wish Impossible Things Music is not my own

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My original images shot in May & June 2010 at St. George Island, FL & Wakulla Springs, FL., USA. Taken with a Nikon CP8400. Image was created over a 2 week period in PSCS2 with about 36 layers; at least 5 of those overlay texture layers with various blend modes. Filters used include the Fractalius Filter. Hand-painted with my Wacom Bamboo and blending layers created in DAP.

The girl in the photo is my granddaughter, 12 year old Tegan and the flying dog is hers. His name is Peanut. I persuaded Maggie May to play the part of Blue Toulouse for me… If you look closely Mama Kitty is sitting by Tegan. . She was my sister’s cat who lived 14 years and passed away Sept 2010.
The birds stopped by to enjoy the music but would not tell us their names for fear it would be revealed that they took time off work. Of course you will all recognize Malcolm Idsidorn Hypolarian, the famous Magical Mantis…
I hope you enjoy the finished product partially inspired by the great song (above).


Resources & Stock images:
Piano & bits & pieces from public domain images from WikiCommons
PS Brushes by ObsidianDawn, Falln-Brushes, Nadine-Pau & RedheadStock Aat
car & other bits & pieces from stock-exchange
Textures: owned & free-stock from Cameron Gray & SkeletalMess

Thank you all, I could not do this without you!!

*F is for Ferris wheel & for Flying Peanut *

Both dogs are mixed breed including Chihuahua
As of 1-6-15
Sales: 1 (Greeting Card 5-25-13)
Comments: 211
Favorites: 36
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Please view larger for detail

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    this is so cool! :)

  • Wow, thank you so much Karin :o) You know I love your work so it’s quite a compliment coming from you :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesover 4 years ago

    Such a happy and colorful scene. Very nicely done.

  • Thanks Vivien.. so glad you think so.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    Happy, colorful and fabulous work!!!

  • Thank you Deborah… it was a fun one to create… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • katcollins
    katcollinsover 4 years ago

    I wish I could favor this 1,000 times.

  • What a very, very cool thing to say Kat…. Thank you so much!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Extraordinary creation Rhonda!! :)

  • Wow, extraordinary!! What a fabulous compliment, thank you Keith!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Helen Martikainen
    Helen Martikainenover 4 years ago

    Cool Rhonda, is that Miss Maggie playing the piano?

  • Yes it is… Miss Maggie is playing the part of Blue Toulouse :P
    - a character I made up… don’t you love her feathers? LOL…
    Thanks Helen…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 4 years ago

    Wow Rhonda, well done, you have had lots of patience to do this. I had to view it larger to see what you have done to Maggie, heh heh… she does look different. Since we don’t have challenges in LPS I hardly have done any PS work. Cheers…

  • Aw Eeva.. thank you… I did over time, stopping & coming back to it so I could get a fresh perspective… Did you see? Helen had to ask if that was her.. he he… but you knew her right off…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • fun stuff for me David… I could do this all day… Photoshop is my obsession :o) Thank you….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    Superb work all round!

  • Thank you my friend :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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