Mystical Adventures (art & poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

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Mystical Adventures a poem by RestLeSs D
Be sure to listen to the great song below

There was a mighty warrior
Who also played harped lute.
Yet he hid this special talent
Because his chums would call him cute.

They made fun when he played
His tunes oh so lovely,
They quipped & joked & brayed,
Sounding like ignorant donkeys.

He worried that he might lose
His credible reputation
If he continued to enjoy
This form of recreation.

Little did he know that
There was one who delighted
In his sweet & tender side,
One whose interest he had ignited.

This one listened secretly
When he dared to strum a song.
One who knew he was very kind,
As well as brave and strong.

This one had set to planning
How she would work to win his heart.
She hoped for him to realize
In her beauty she was also smart.

. . . to be continued. . . .

a rhonda original 2011©

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ORIGINAL _taken with a Kodak EZSz915:

My nephew Richie. This is what he said when he saw it: Richard Villafana comment: Love it!!!! And the story too :) ♥ —
So glad you like it Richie :o)

Created in PSCS2 using blended layer masking. Used a Fractalius filter layers and overlay blend layers treated in DAP.
Extra images are owned by myself or are free stock images from
Part of the body of the homungulus from public domain Here
Castle, bow & arrows:
Textures used from
PS brushes used are from at

As of 6-3-12
Comments: 144
Favorites: 37
Views: 1044
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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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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    This is excellent work!

  • Thanks very much Chris… been working on this for a while & finally had some time to finish it up…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • As always, my pleasure!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanalmost 4 years ago

    Splendid Rhonda… I love the color scheme and the magic atmosphere of rthis image !

  • Thanks so much Dominique… I threatened my nephew with this when I shot the photo. Fortunately he likes it… glad you do to.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Amanda Gazidis
    Amanda Gazidisalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely exquisitely mystical….such a strange and captivating mood..Amazing work!

  • Thank you Amanda… strange was was I was going for… glad you like it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Excellent creation and work.

  • Thank you very much Bunny :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

  • Ooouuuu, thanks Hugh… glad you think so… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Love it Rhonda!! Magical!! :)

  • Thank you Keith…. my family is now avoiding me when they see a camera in my hand… LOL
    Glad you enjoyed this….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulalmost 4 years ago

    AMAZING Work Hon!

  • Thanks so much Vonne… a fun one to do…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    fascinating work.

  • Hummmm, I like that. . . fascinating.. Thank you m’dear.

    – Rhonda Strickland

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

    Lovely work Rhonda.

    David xx

  • Thank you very much David… hope all is well with you :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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