Bicycle carousel, 1860s


if i just rode on one,
would you ride with me and just forget the world?

131 comments:

Alex said...

very nice, I do like your style. Your imagination is fantastic. keep up the great work

Ces said...

Yes, baby! I will ride on a bike. In fact, I ride a bike to work, on the freeway, with my Harley boots, Vroom Vroom! Wake up! wake up!

Okay, that was when I was 21 years old. Now I ride a minivan with wheelchair access. Sigh.

Now where are my dentures? Dang it! I can't see...

Oh yes, a carousel would be nice. Except I will get dizzy and vomit. Hmn. I did not know I had an apple for lunch!

Good morning beautiful queen. I must toil in the rice fields for yet another day so I can feed my twelve children and five husbands.

Have a good day!

TSUP!

Kristyna litten said...

beautiful palette, And so imaginative

TJ Lubrano said...

Oooooh Pretty Mita! I love her dress and her fan and the carrousel! I love it all! It's so delicate and the colors are spot on! You are so talented :D. Your imagination amazes me with every piece of art you create!

Hope you're well! The weather is lovely here, I'm working a lot but I try to enjoy the weather as much as I can!

Big hugs to you!! Xoxoxoxo

Valerianna said...

Yes, I'm ready to fly away on a carousel! And the drawing from your
Grandewitch is wonderful.... happy day!

disco in moscow said...

yes i would! :)
lovely post. x

http://disco-in-moscow.blogspot.com/

rossichka said...

I didn't learn to ride a bicycle as a child, so I won't miss your proposal now to fly in the sky with the joyful music of the merry-go-round. With you! To leave for a while MY world, in order to discover the World in the past...
Your painting wears the atmosphere of Mary Poppins's books! I like the vintage look of the carousel, the sewn hills, the strange silent faces - everything looks is tempting! I hope your soul feels free, Mita!:)

rossichka said...

... everything looks SO tempting...

Kristin H said...

Gorgeous. Always a treat to pop by!

William Cook said...

I've been riding bikes with you for about three weeks. You've been so good about not bringing up the world. While it diminishes in the distance, it occasionally comes back in a painful instant and rears it's ugly head. And we just laugh [but pedal a little faster].

No apologies necessary.

\\///\

Alandroide said...

Of curse, i could not refuse!!!
Be happy, very happy :)

Scott DuBar said...

Beautiful piece. Love the textures and muted colors.

laughingwolf said...

i'll ride, but who will pedal the thing? :O lol

Krystal said...

i love this..and your last one is so so gorgeous!! welcome back to bloggy land, thanks for your precious note...i missed you!

Axel Zapata/ Ilustración said...

Great it's digital? either way is beautiful

Carolina said...

Love this, and the textures, very pretty! :)

Mario said...

You have done it again :)

This illustration is perfect to being listened with this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzDycx9VRKc&feature=related

:)

red-handed said...

Carousels are creepy, and often sad.

audrey said...

while on the bicycle carousel in the sky
as i go round i'm glad it's circling slow
Leaving time for me to scan the land below
looking for my secret love
who's down there looking up for me i know

Katie said...

So beautiful, how did you create this?

IwoX said...

Wonderful Lakhsmita:) I love your images more and more, and more... :-)

Elena said...

Quite lovely as usual

Zlatica said...

I´m with you, Mita. :)
I love your concept... and that lace is amazing!!!

Ilaria Benedetti said...

I'd like to take a ride on this beautiful carousel and see time passing by

Ana said...

Great,
of course I'll join the ride :D
Keep one bicycle for me,I just put a pair of sneakers on and I'm ready.

Isabelle said...

Hey you Miss Wiccan witch!! Love that illustration with the bicycle-carousel!! Such imagination and talent... always a joy to stop by your site and view the poetic words and images, Mita!!!

audrey said...

Don't be sorry, sweet witch. Everything you do is not wrong... everything you do is filled with love.
FF ♥♥

Anthropomorphica said...

Ah, a carousel above the tree tops, yes, I'll ride :)

martinealison said...

Vous faites tout dans la dentelle!!! Magnifique et magique à la fois... Oui je prends place près de vous et accepte le voyage qui m'entraînerait hors des tumultes de la vie...
Dois-je prendre mon chapeau de paille ? Il va peut-être faire chaud... vous avez pris un éventail...
Je vous fais de gros bisous.

martinealison said...

Je tenais également à vous remercier pour votre gentil commentaire laissé sur mon blog... je pensais pouvoir vous envoyer un mail en réponse... n'ayant pas votre adresse, je passe par ce biais.
Mes petites femmes ont presque toutes les yeux bleus. J'ai du en peindre 3 ou 4 avec des couleurs différentes seulement. C'est tout simplement parce que chez moi on a tous les yeux bleus!!
Quant à la tristesse que vous y voyez, je me rends compte que dans mes peintures plus récentes, certaines perdent cette pseudo-tristesse. Je ne cherche pas à les faire tristes. Je veux que chacun y trouve une âme plus qu'un regard avec des yeux réels bien peints... Mais comme une toile blanche chez moi est semblable à un fauteuil de psy. Je suppose que je traduis des sentiments profonds qui sont proches d'une vérité insoupçonnée parfois...
Je vous fais de gros bisous ma chère et à bientôt.

Silke said...

So beautiful - just like you! What are you working on? I love the texture of it and of course the colors you use. So yummy!! Hope you are doing well!! Much love, Silke

renilde said...

I can hear soft carousel music looking at this one x

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

The textures and colors are beautiful! I would like to ride it, but maybe when I am less busy!! Though it would do me good right about now...

lissa said...

lovely creation. great colors and textures.

have a sweet day.

ps, I guess you are not using your dot com address (http://www.lakhsmitaindira.com/) anymore? I get a 404 area when I go there. guess I will have to change the link.

Cécile said...

You're work is amazing!!! I really like the idea to mix paint, lace, etc... it is still great to visit your blog :)

pop pop portraits said...

Drooling over the vintage lace!

Ted Blackman said...

I'm glad you stopped by, and even more glad that you're not that obsessed anymore, (if in fact that's the truth).
I remember when I obsessed about my first girlfriend, after she had grown tired of my nonsense and gave me the gate. I had visions of her and her car burned into my retinas for months, because I was always looking for those two things wherever I went. But the strangest thing happened: your body lets you know when it's had enough of obsessing, and I can remember the exact moment when I suddenly didn't care anymore. It was a revelation, and the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders like a bird taking flight, and I was free again. Falling in love is a biochemical change, and something we have no control over. Only time heals.

Sorry, I'm still funny, just had to tell you that.

Ted Blackman said...

I told myself months ago that I wouldn't follow you till I was number 475, and now it's done. I like that number.

Shall we follow each other??

Ces said...

Yes, I saw you outside the window. Did you see me wave at you? I was beckoning you to come in but you said you were in a hurry!!! Tsup!

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

I will ride with you anywhere. Beautiful piece.

rolly said...

Magical

Andrew Finnie said...

wow Mita, you are one of the those people who's talent awe's me ! (I would have written 'in awe of' but you know you shouldn't end a sentence in a pr0position err I mean a 'preposition.")

see you glad to see you posting, your work is good, capital 'gee' good. :D

Shierly Po said...

Yeah I'll join the ride with you right away! It looks fun! :D

ti-igra said...

Hello, Hello, my looooove!!!!! How I missed you this days! :-*
So lovely illustration - it inspired me so much! Like a Mary Poppins adventures! Like a kid's dreams! Your illo!!!
Thank you for such marvellous mood! Kissses!
Love&Huuuuuuuuugs! :-))))))))

ti-igra said...

Be Happy in these days, dearest! ;-****
Uhuhuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Suuun rays for youuuuu!

genie espinosa said...

omg! so beautiful Mita!! i love the color palette!

Ces said...

Oh I see Andrew is propositioning? Hahaha!

les croquis du loup said...

It is beautiful !
It is painting on fabric?

maritaBliss said...

Lace ♥ !

maritaBliss said...

Also: RE: Haha, well, I haven't been updating much anyway hun x)
I'm glad to see you again ♥

I've been feeling a bit better actually :) so now I can do so much more than I could just a month ago. Now I just have to remember not to push myself so hard so I don't get so sick again.

art is jokken said...

Her face is hidden behind the "kipas" . Has the little queen some secrets?
I love the houses: they look very familiar to me . I have seen them so often in my (past) life…
Color pallet is pleasing my soul...:D take that as a compliment!

Leovi said...

Beautiful, charming

Rick Forrestal said...

Weather's getting better here now, week of sunshine ahead . . . maybe all this water will go back into the rivers, the ocean. Glad to hear from my beautiful red-head witch from "a faraway place." These drawings are amazing . . .
xo

michele said...

Hello! I followed a link from your friend Andrew's site. So glad to drop by! What a beautiful piece you've created in these gorgeous layers!
I'd love to get on a bike and forget the world, too. But first I'd like to look at more of your art, if you don't mind! Thanks for sharing! :o)

art is jokken said...

I see, my first comment evaporated......:(

Graciela said...

hello!!!!!
hello I'm back
Lovely illustation Mita!!
these colors are my colors, are always with me!!!!
and yes, obviously I want a ride there with you hehe
kisses ♥♥ and please check your mail

De Wilde said...

He is not floating, he is riding your carousel, I know you will see if you look again. x

De Wilde said...

Your comments make my mind go round and round.......I often get stuck on the carousel.

I loved her she burnt me ran off with the postman x

Evangelina Prieto said...

So beautiful, so exquisite!
Big hugs to you...

Miss Rosette Brune said...

oh i would love to ride with you witch,
lovely, lovely work
lace looks great,
do you use photoshop,

Jack Foster said...

Hey Mita! Thanks for saving me a seat :o) I’d love to join you on this magical ride! Wonderful mood and detail my friend! Love this sooooo much!

Jack Foster said...

Oh, I have that money that I owe you.... but you have to catch me first :o)

Andrew Finnie said...

What about mine Jack? You know the dime I lent you for that ice-scream in 1967? Hold on. I wasn't born then :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Mita thanks for my pic. :)
You know, this one is wonderful, the cropping of the houses, the way you have caught a moment in time, the choice of landscape... you got the talent - care to swap? :) I can trade you my gluing skills ;)

k.h.whitaker said...

Mita this is so beautiful and magical.

Shirley said...

Dear Mita, I feel hugged...thank you so much.

lasalgasmesientanbien said...

Believe only in yourself!
Not everyone has talent, and you have it.
I've told you so many times.
the intention is what makes what you do is art.
the intention is born in your head, your hand shows us your talent.
I enlarged the image especially to see what you put behind the material, I guess it's a bird, never mind. there is the artistic intensón.
This detail is one that shows your talent. beyond all the work in general. Do You Understand my idea?
Pint. Pint. Pint, more and more ..
If you do not paint, you do not grow.
Beautiful. You should not be tired of doing the right thing.
(I've left comments on all your previous post.)
See you soon.

Antonio Lorente said...

You have some very interesting insights! I really like your comments. Have you ever told?
I wish you a great weekend!
By the way ... I love the mix of fabric and design, really beautiful

Rabbit Town Animator said...

I love looking at your work.

Andrew Finnie said...

No, t'is I who areis honoured :)
Hope your weekendisgood :)
Love that new avatar of the Don!

Argh I must change my own face :)

Krystal said...

hiiiii =)

Jhordyn Ashley said...

You are such a talented artist my dear, I can't even fathom being so good <3

xx and hugs

Jhordyn

Ces said...

So you are very clever. You managed to hack Mita's blog and are now pretending to be her. What thr

Aria said...

very nice work, i Like it your illustration :)

Cuppykirsten said...

Adorable.

With love, Kirsten

Ces said...

Hello, my beautiful young friend. I missed you terribly. I am glad to see you again. I love you dearest one. Welcome back. Tsup!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Delicate and romantic illustration, wonderful colors, Mita. I like your invitation ;:OD)

elquesusurranuevamente said...

HA HA HA !!!!!!!
Joy!
Happiness!
Really missed you!

elquesusurranuevamente said...

I lift my glass tonight for your return!

elquesusurranuevamente said...

(mineral water)

audrey said...

(Sigh) All is well.
Love you.
FF

elquesusurranuevamente said...

GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Why I can not be a follower of this blog?
I like this blog I discovered today. but I can not be a follower ):

Ces said...

I saw that. Thank you very much. Yes, it is you indeed. I love the photo. Tsup!

Andrew Finnie said...

hey welcome back! :)

donny* said...

Hello, again! This is absolutely gorgeous. The pattern, texture, color ... you got it all!

art is jokken said...

:D
it seems to work again..:)

Jose said...

Hello

Who am I? The director of a hotel in my brain,called JALP,you may see it in my blog.Rooms still availables.And today there is a free breakfast.Salvador,the secretary can show you the gardens before you come in. You are invited.

The bycicle carrusel is delicate and perfect!

elquesusurranuevamente said...

Ah, you've left me many comments. I tell you so many times thanks. thanks. thanks. thanks. thanks.thanks. thanks. thanks. thanks!
You say you do not understand what I wrote. Only you have to choose the option of changing the language (where it says: Translate this page) and you're done. my blog set to English, or another language. Lakhsmita, Do not tell me you did not know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Please go back and test. not so bad that I wrote.
Thanks!:)

elquesusurranuevamente said...

Ah, that dog (I will not name)
When we arrived he was lying on my bed, wearing my gown, my slippers, smoking my cigarettes, a glass of whiskey with ice in hand, watching TV, and ..... Ahem .... a friend crouched at his side!!
Winked at me and said, "I was not expecting you until tomorrow"
That dog does not deserve you ask about your health ): :(

Alandroide said...

I´m fine and happy :P
I hope you too

Cheers!

Tammie Lee said...

yes, I would~
I love this, every detail.
Did you paint on lace, I love the texture and look!!

Andrew Finnie said...

hey you just made me laugh thank you :)
well I had more than one so I guess you could say that you made me 'laughs' :)

I've just rung the pet cemetry - they'll take all three on your recommendation :)

good you are back

see you :D

Andrew Finnie said...

My apologies! Big Brother is from the book 1984 by George Orwell! He watches everything. This we have Big Brother's Toy! Because it watched evrything.

But it was different in 2006

hope your Friday is good. :)

Andrew Finnie said...

sorry my English is bad today!

encaracolada said...

AHHH I missed tree posts. I love them all!

Andrew Finnie said...

Heh ;D, it's i n the eye of the beholder! Could be painful !

Hey, what's France like this week? Is Paris really gay? :)

avagoodweegend!

elquesusurranuevamente said...

Let's see if this is understood?
(I think I will return to write in two languages ​​this is too much work for me)

I was in a cage, trying to remember that sky.
I was not desperate to find him, no, but I would have liked to see both again.
It was so blue. With a cloud very white. Maybe a sky without a cloud is never sky.
I believe that I had seen sometime in the 70 ... Let's see ...? October 1971 ... I can not remember ... May 1970 ...?
I do not care. Now I was in a cage trying to remember that sky. I tried many times to see him again. But those years did not come to my head. The years that passed never return when you're in a cage trying to remember a sky of the 70.
You'll see. You will. There is a day in your life that you try to remember the sky, and you see that escapes into a balloon which was released in a hand.
I'll get used to not matter too much, in your eyes is immense skies.
Puf!!!!

Krystal said...

ithink it might be argentinian blue. haha jk. i didn't know of a prussian blue? either way, i hope your skies are blue :)

RAKU. said...

Very beautiful, I love the combination with the lace ... kiss

Ana said...

hellooo
I'm very happy you got your blog back :)
I haven't been able to finish the Sabrina illustration so I'm gonna upload it next week.
Thanks so much for the link, that book looks so unbelievably cute ♥
I feel like I need a copy,don't care it's for children XD

Lily Riani said...

thats such a darling pic!!!!!

Signe said...

I love this one as well, you such a talented young lady!

Hugs and a happy Sunday to you!

Steve E said...

Hello, Mita...

Deborah said...

Oh my little beauty, I am riding with you in my dreams. How I have missed visiting your magic. **sigh** School is almost out and I shall return to your enchantment. This is so beautiful and delightful. How do you use fabric, lace, and paper like that? MAGIC! **kisskiss** Deb

Ces said...

Happy Mother's Day, beautiful.

elqueacechaenelumbral said...

Why you're so smart and usually you have answers to my questions?

elqueacechaenelumbral said...

Maybe I should have stayed out there longer. I had my watercolors and I could have painted more moons:)

Francisco Martins said...

Okay... HOW can you post so often???? lol
Humpf... Now that we're pass my envy issues... lol ... This is so GORGEOUSSS! I'm in awe of the beauty you create, your colour palettes are always so stunning and magical. You know what? I think you're one of my favorite artists!
Kiss

tywo said...

Oh, such a lovely blog.
And yes, I'll ride with you.


LOVE!

Katie said...

This is super cute. Love the bike and the old fashioned dress :)

pat said...

:)

In the Light of the Moon said...

This is really lovely and happy!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Deborah said...

Hello my beautiful little witchling. Would you ride your bike out to the desert and visit me.
**kisses** Deb

Ces said...

Goodnight, beautiful one. Rest your lovely head and wake up to a wonderful tomorrow. Sweet dreams. TSUP!

ti-igra said...

Hellooo, my love! How are you? :-)))))))
Thank you, dear magic wonderful Witch!

Happy Spring days! Happy tree-flowers-blossom Time!
SUPER Hugs! Kisses!!! :-*
<3<3<3

Graciela said...

Hi sweet Mita!!!!
I'm not the wing back
Stay calm
not dyed my hair hehe
kisses for you ♥♥♥♥

Norman Camaru said...

Thanks!
My blog without your comments, not the same

GreenWhisper said...

yes, i'd love to ride beside you sweet lady : )
life is like a carousel..

i like this alot..those textures are scrumptious.

love to you
from
sue xx

Ces said...

Look what I have done!

Andrew Finnie said...

ahh I will practice being the second letter of the alphabet :)

Shirley said...

Mita, I have missed you too..I hope all is well. Things are ok here and my little faeries are well too..thank goodness for my gems! I hope to be back to blogging soon. Work has been busy, and my illustrations are calling to me so I will be in touch soon. I hope you are having a lovely day and that things are peaceful and good in your part of this world. I am throwing a hug your way. xoxo

Rick Forrestal said...

Thanks for your visit. And no, you are not "a stranger" to me. And how could you ever be "a bother", when I think of you, miss you? Your beautiful work and face haunt me. (And that's good.)

Don't YOU be a stranger. Take care.
XOXO

hombre con barba said...

Oh. very observant, talented observer I would say.
The next sun, will be black.
It's a promise.

hombre con barba said...

Yours is a strange comment, does not sound like a Lakhsmita's comment

Michaele Razi said...

Your blog and words are simply wonderful and lovely. And thanks for the visit, I look forward to seeing and reading more of you work!

audrey said...

Yes, Mita, at least 100 years. We must meet in the Secret Garden soon.
♥ FF

Fleur said...

we want more, my love :)
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, greetings from Louise !! I am just fine. Have a nice day! Blaah blaaah

Ces said...

You and I picking the same flowers when we were children in separate times and places. How are you dearest Mita? I have been trying to ay my sleep debt from last night. Tsup!

Tino said...

Thank you, Madam, I know I'm an irresistible boy♥

Flara said...

simply magical figure. I wonder what technology was made​​, it looks like a collage..., something wonderful!!!

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