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« on: July 05, 2009 11:15:17 AM »

These are some older pieces, but as I apparently haven't posted them here, I figured now was as good a time as any.

Growing up, I lived in a giant old Victorian home that my parents bought for a song in the 80s. The house was supposed to be a fixer-upper, but as I'm sure many of you Craftsters are aware, those kinds of projects tend to take much longer than anticipated. In the meantime, I lived in a rather spooky home with beautiful old torn wallpaper and finicky plaster ceilings. There was even an extra room in the basement that I didn't discover until I was 16.

These are the ghosts that a little girl in a spooky home imagines:

And just so I don't feel like I'm cheating by using old illustrations for this challenge, here are three brand new illustrations I just finished this morning:

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009 11:16:40 AM »

I love your work! These pictures are wonderful as always!!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 11:33:28 AM »

Awesone- these are so cool!  I love your ghost girls!  and the back drops are gorgeous.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009 01:55:06 PM »

I'd so love to see those hanging on the wall, but at least ten times as big.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009 02:33:24 PM »

WOW! I cannot say how much I love them. I would love to have one on my wall!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009 04:27:51 PM »

I love the ghosts... and the house. I wish I had grown up in a creepy old Victorian house. There were a bunch in the town I grew up in that had been floated around Cape Horn during the victorian era for officers from the nearby naval and army bases and Camel training center (the US Army was going to use camels to do the work of horses and mules and such before wide spread use of mechanical vehicles... apparently they are more cost efficient than other pack animals, but of course the mechanized revolution happened and it never really came to be... except a little in WWII in Africa). I always wanted to live in one of those houses. They are just so neat looking...

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009 06:52:32 PM »

These are lovely!!! Is this actually your parents home or backgrounds that you found similar to the house?  Those stained glass windows are beyond beautiful!  I love the creepy feeling, I know exactly what you mean.

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I love your entry! This is so neat. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009 07:20:16 PM »

I love your illustrations!  And they are perfect with the backgrounds.

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009 07:53:21 PM »

ooh very cool!!!!

btw..what was in the hidden room?

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