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I started working with some little pottery houses in my wooden tray a couple of weeks back. I wanted to throw some stormy weather at them and set up a mouse over. However the effect was not at all what I wanted and I quickly deleted them and went back to the drawing board. This time I've used a different tool and put it together as one image. It is far from a simple picture, but reminds me of books that I read to my children with homes under the ground or in a tree for mice or rabbit families, and I can imagine myself telling stories from it to my grandchildren.
I have long since bothered about whether my pictures are to everyone's taste and I explore any and every idea that comes my way, but I hope some members can see the story-telling potential in it SmileSmile
Thanks for looking
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Safe as houses
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:18 Mar 2013 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Specialist / abstract
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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM

Each element of the overall image is a tale in itself. I particularly appreciate the smiling face in LH top and RH bottom corners: delightful!
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Bill

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helenlinda
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:34 AM

Thanks Bill Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

This makes for an interesting and lovely photo Helen !!

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NDODS
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18 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

A very cleverly worked image, each space allowing one to observe and admire.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

This is fascinating, Helen, and you are right about it being a subject for stories for youngsters, you'll be writing books next Wink Carol

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:57 AM

It's fascinating to examine this and distinguish reality from art. I'm glad you kept the little houses intact.
The artwork has a rather satisfying moulded, 3-D look.
This is so clever and original.
Moira

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

Another stunning and fantastic work,Helen,very well done,
Saeid

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 9:16 AM

Very pretty Helen and lots of good detail too..John

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AnnChown
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:37 AM

Absolutely Helen - well thought out!
Ann

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lonely_oryx
18 Mar 2013 - 9:42 AM

Fascinating image

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ColleenA
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18 Mar 2013 - 10:07 AM

An amazing image Helen, I am always a fan of your work. I am going to sit back now an look at it in detail and make up a story.........GrinGrin very thought provoking

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:07 AM

Thanks everyone SmileSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:08 AM

A wonderful montage of imaginative work.
Each piece could be uploaded on it's own.
Not an image to hurry over and definitely one to let one's imagination run riot.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 11:14 AM

Thank you so much for your comment and for your User Award Kate SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
18 Mar 2013 - 11:19 AM

grand work it has a 3D effect excellent Helen

Happy new week
GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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18 Mar 2013 - 11:25 AM

Nice Image. I like it a lot!

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ChiliMan
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18 Mar 2013 - 11:57 AM

DEFinitely lots of storytelling potential, Helen! I love that fellow with the shocked look and the long snooty nose SmileSmile He's at the bottom right of the bottom right square...and the top left of the top left square. He can be called Mr. Toppenbottom Grin

What a remarkable image...

Andrew

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helenlinda
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Graham, John and Andrew SmileSmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
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18 Mar 2013 - 12:57 PM

Interesting to read your thoughts, and others' interpretations. I'm seeing something quite spooky, full of ghosts and ghouliesSmile

Dave

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helenlinda
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18 Mar 2013 - 1:04 PM

I see them too - but they were not intentional WinkWink

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silverbells
18 Mar 2013 - 2:00 PM

This is really interesting and intriguing. I really wish I had this kind of inventiveness
Erica

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 2:08 PM

You do come up with some interesting creations, Helen, and this one's no exception, it really feels magical Smile As Kate says, not an image to hurry over, it needs to be pondered over. Love it Smile Worth my UA too, I feel Wink
Trev Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 2:48 PM

I like this image a lot, Helen!

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SlowSong
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18 Mar 2013 - 3:41 PM

I can see these as wonderfully marketable tiles for maybe a modern or quirky house. Beautiful. I'd buy them. Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 3:47 PM

Has a great potential for not one but many intricate stories, Helen. A wonderful experiment!

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mauriceegan
18 Mar 2013 - 3:48 PM

Great image Helen, it is the kind of image that you could keep looking at and continue to find something new, I like it
Maurice

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18 Mar 2013 - 4:01 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and especially to Trev for his User Award SmileSmile

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18 Mar 2013 - 5:07 PM

Verry unusual and creative workSmile
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18 Mar 2013 - 5:28 PM

Thanks Netta Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 5:57 PM

More really interesting and excellent work here Helen.

Ken

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18 Mar 2013 - 6:06 PM

Thanks Ken Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 6:30 PM

Your images are always interesting Helen each day brings something fresh we have no time to get bored or lose interest as we await a new creation, well thought out and executed - you never fail to pleaseSmile

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18 Mar 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thank you Ann Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:33 PM

That is pretty awesome Helen
so much going on in the image
brilliant shot/work
Lillian

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:36 PM

Thanks Lillian Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 8:51 PM

Very creative.
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18 Mar 2013 - 9:02 PM

Thanks Walter Smile

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18 Mar 2013 - 11:37 PM

Fantastic!
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19 Mar 2013 - 4:06 AM

Thanks Source Smile

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19 Mar 2013 - 8:04 AM

Each piece, is a piece of art Helen. I like itSmileSmileSmile
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19 Mar 2013 - 9:26 PM


Quote: I have long since bothered about whether my pictures are to everyone's taste and I explore any and every idea that comes my way

Bullseye.Smile

A little busy for me Helen but I do see ghosts/ghouls in it.
Brian.

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19 Mar 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thanks Effrossini and Brian SmileSmile

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