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My entry for a contest called "Your childhood in the forest" hold by :iconforestrefuge:.
Forest have always been among my favourite places and the most inspiring one (:

So here is a little myself, 8 years old, surrounded by my little fluffy friends and reading some brothers Grimm's fairytales. Forests are often the background for tales and legends of all kind, which has become my main subject to paint, a passion mostly initiated by that Grimm tales book wonderfully illustrated by Jiri Trnka. I've not so many childhood memories taking place in a forest, excepted that small stream in a wood in Bavaria, south Germany which my family visited in 2000, near the fairy castle of Neuschwanstein, where my brother and I enjoyed a lot to play with our soft toys (:

I would have liked to add some birds and does in the background to add to the fairytale-like atmosphere, but I was a bit late and had to rush to finish the painting in time...
Watercolours and white ink on paper (24*32).
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DeingeL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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KaLa89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful style, composition, and colour combination... as always!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Like a fairy tale. :love:
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Songes-et-crayons Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Les couleurs sont trop belles !! Je trouve que l'on voit une nouvelle petite évolution dans ton coup de pinceau, ça c'est encore plus affiné qu'avant, et tu contrastes encore plus tes couleurs ! J'adore :dance: !!
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup (: Je commence enfin à apprécier la tournure que prend mon style (c'est vrai que tu as assisté à presque toute l'évolution!)
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FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
impressive work :love:
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:iconwoodswallow:
Woodswallow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, the colours and atmosphere are great!
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shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love this one and the way the mysterious coloring of the castle and background contrasts with the foreground, showing that a story is there behind the book and within the book waiting to come to life.
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Kitty-Kat--89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
its like being dropped into a  fairy tale
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Linelana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Que de belles couleurs :heart:
Elle est très belle cette peinture, très emotive aussi ! On a envie de regarder de partout, les moindres détails :D 
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup (:
Ca fait super plaisir de te revoir parmi nous :hug: j'ai l'impression que revoir le petit chat noir de ton avatar me fait revenir des années en arrière^^
J'ai lu ton dernier journal et je suis heureuse que tu progresses aussi bien dans tes études et parcours pro (:
Au fait il me semble que j'ai encore un dessin de ton personnage Emina (2.bp.blogspot.com/-8aJAF0tMjgQ…) voudrais-tu que je t'envoie l'original?
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Linelana Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey :D 

Oh c'est gentil d'avoir répondu à mon commentaire ! (c'est vrai qu'on est là depuis un moment sur DA, je suis tellement admirative de l’évolution de tes peintures c'est fou !! :love:
Merci encore ! J'ai eu du mal à trouver ma voie mais maintenant je sais enfin ce que je veux faire et je me donne les moyens d'y arriver ;) ma periode noire est terminée ! /O/ 

Ohwi elle est toujours dans mes fanarts favoris d'Emina je l'adore !
Je t'envoie mon adresse où tu l'as encore ?
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
J'ai mis pas mal de temps à répondre, mais comme les commentaires s'accumulent et j'ai un réflexe très embêtant qui me dit "si tu réponds à un, tu réponds à tous è.é) du coup je repousse à chaque fois...
C'est vraiment chouette alors, savoir où on va et être motivé à fond pour, c'est génial (: Ayant eu aussi des périodes un peu chaotiques je peux comprendre. Je suis curieuse alors, c'est dans quel domaine? (:
Je pense qu'il vaut mieux que tu me redonnes ton adresse, ayant déménagé trois fois depuis le temps je ne sais pas si je retrouverai tes enveloppes! (mais les dessins oui je les ai toujours avec moi <3)
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Linelana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(haha c'est gentil au moins ;D soit tu fais rien, soit tu fais tout, tout le monde dans le meme panier !!) 

(je t'explique tout par note :D
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Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Photographer
Awesome =)
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beareen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, it's so beautiful and peaceful! Good luck with the contest, I absolutely love it! :heart:
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely wonderful.  I like the idea that this, perhaps an ordinary forest in a young girl's back yard, has become transformed into a fairy tale landscape as she reads.  I may note you something. :)
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (: that's a beautiful and interesting interpretation.
I'm looking forward to read your note! I hope you liked the castles pictures (:
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! I loved the pictures, thank you for sending them!  Take a look in your inbox for a little surprise. Yay 
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Revonsusi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
awww! how cute! <3
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TwiggyStone Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I love that fairy tale look :heart: Those trees and that water are very pretty.
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much (:
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LetyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
I like the little boat :)
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it (:
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Anais07 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2016
Amazing as always! 
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Now this is very beautiful,,,and creative :heart: :aww: Wonderful painting!
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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kesbet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, full of magic indeed :)

I wish I would know about the contest earlier... Now it's too late to join...
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
Oh, I admit I should have told you :(
They got only 4 entries I think, maybe they are going to extend the deadline... I can always ask.
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kesbet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Please, don't feel sorry. It's alright Hug 

The theme is wonderful, and entries so few. Maybe they will extend the deadline. I would be happy to join :)
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Rick-TinyWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student Photographer
I'll discuss it with the rest of the ForestRefuge team and then will let you know (:
We have about 6 entries right now (with some waiting to be accepted), but I'd personally love to wait a bit more so more people could join (:
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kesbet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, hi :) It would be nice. You are still a small group, so having the contest longer open could bring more people to join you :) At least I just asked for letting me in ~2 hours ago :)
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MirielVinya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and touching. It looks like these little ones beside the girl give her the sense of security. And this very little one in the paper boat makes my heart trembling. The forest is not a safe place. And the Grimm tales neither.
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
When I started this picture I had in mind something very quiet, and I didn't expect that slightly gloomy result. But as I'm reading your comment, I think it's right. Thank you!
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MirielVinya Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*^.^* <3
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SuicidalBlackBerry Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It's lighthearted...yet nostalgic and sad.
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you (: indeed, recently I've been quite nostalgic of this time!
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Sagefire0709 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! Beautiful colors. Cute picture. :)
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! (:
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