i opened a book by pistache

i opened a book

'i opened a book and in i strode.
now nobody can find me'
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julia donaldson
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i came across these opening lines from a poem by the british children's author julia donaldson and was keen to find a way to illustrate them. this has been several days in the making. forty layers! oh me. oh my. it's probably the last time i should try to tackle a reflection, so if i'm tempted to put some books and a door and some windows and a garden and a person and a tree and a ladder in front of a pond again, i shall try to ensure somebody talks me out of it. but hey. i followed a tutorial and made a displacement map (or some such) to create ripples. kinda. it didn't look quite like the instructor's, but anyways. here it is, for the latest round of the composite challenge
Fantastic work. The rippled reflection of the books is very well done.
November 16th, 2020  
I wish you could give me lessons!
November 16th, 2020  
Well done, I love the book reflection!
November 16th, 2020  
Love it- but then I always love your composite work!
November 17th, 2020  
I love the quote and your image to illustrate it is superb. I can’t image the effort that went into it.
November 17th, 2020  
This is my favorite of your creations so far
November 17th, 2020  
That is wonderful. I am a creative person - but not that creative!
November 17th, 2020  
So creative
November 17th, 2020  
This is so magical Clare, so many fine details and so much to see. Simply brilliant, you should have a book made with all your composites, or have them framed and hang them on your walls.
November 17th, 2020  
Beautifully done as usual. fav
November 17th, 2020  
Love it. And inside a book is my favourite place to be :)
November 17th, 2020  
Great stuff. Favourite for me to think about and maybe try myself.
November 17th, 2020  
Brilliant Clare. You are so creative. Fav
November 17th, 2020  
Clever editing!
November 17th, 2020  
Brilliant illustrative work :)
November 17th, 2020  
Fab work Clare. Reflections and ripples look great
November 17th, 2020  
WOW
November 17th, 2020  
Beautiful.Fav😊
November 17th, 2020  
just wow! That reflection is masterful!! 40 layers - wow. This is an amazing composite
November 17th, 2020  
Very creative. Well done.
November 17th, 2020  
Wow wow wow amazing
November 18th, 2020  
You're composite editing is quite professional indeed--wonderful image!
November 18th, 2020  
Wonderful image fav!
November 18th, 2020  
Love the quote and the composite to match. Still love a good book and was always where I disappeared to as a child :)
November 20th, 2020  
This is quite a work of art.
November 23rd, 2020  
Congratulations on being chosen as a finalist for Composite 30. This really is brilliant!
November 23rd, 2020  
I saw this in the voting for the composite challenge. This is a marvelous image.
November 23rd, 2020  
Wowy comp! Great storytelling! How wonderfully creative! Fav and vote :)
November 24th, 2020  
Congratulations Clare- your wonderful depiction of getting lost in a book took the most votes this round. I really love this one as I think it has happened to me quite often. Have fun hosting #31!
November 25th, 2020  
Congratulations, Clare! You won the Composite Challenge!
November 25th, 2020  
@olivetreeann @vesna0210 wow! so delighted to see this - thank you ann for hosting :)
November 25th, 2020  
Superior and has a strong Tim Burton quality- FAV!!!!!!!
November 26th, 2020  
This is quite amazing! So creative and wonderful. 40 layers!! The mind boggles.
December 6th, 2020  
@joysabin thanks so much, joy. totally knocked out to have anything in common with tim burton ;)
December 6th, 2020  
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