Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Aban Calista

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WOW!! I am exhausted..I have been having so much fun blog hopping and checking out all the wonderful creations over at OWOH! It really is amazing to find so many new bloggers and explore all the great idea's and how we all create our own little world.

I belong to a group called the Recollection Parlor. The group is owned by Trudi Sissons and it is a place where the members are encouraged to create their own countries. I haven't spent much time at this as there seems to be so many things going on in the real world, it is hard to keep up. Our first project was to name our country. This was not easy, what do I love, how do I want my country to be, to come to life and been seen through the eyes of others..Hmmmm... not easy at all. As thoughts of Whimsy, Vintage and small children dance through my head it is hard to decide. Google, google..I need a country name..lol..I am not sure how or why but I decide to call my country Aban Calista. What?? Where did that come from? Aban Calista is a place that is associated with water and the arts. It is a Most Beautiful Place indeed.

Okay!!! We have a name for our country, first exercise create a 4x4 stamp for your country. Here we go again where do I begin. Anyone that knows me, knows I have a love for vintage children so that is a must. Off we go to create stamp. This is going to be fun. Papers, glue, ink, images..Stamp created.


As life would go I can't possibly keep up to group exercise's. Knew that would happen but will try to join in whenever possible.

Next exercise for me was discovering one of my children living on Aban Calista. So I would like to introduce you to Calista. Queen of Aban Calista.



Moving right along, after missing many exercises in between, this one caught my attention. Mutant/Chimera's, oh how fun. Off I go to work on my mutant's and send them off to my fellow country players. These mutant's are very odd, but love living in the land of Aban Calista.


Birdboon is very scary and feared by all in Aban Calista.


Libat is very friendly and majestic. He is loved by all and taken in by many to share their hearts and homes.


The deerbit loves roaming around in the dark of night, although feared by many it is a truly remarkable mutant.


Not sure what direction we will be heading next, but I know the journey will be fun and exciting.

Had to come back in and edit this post, just realized this post is #99. WOW!!! I started my blog last April and I am amazed that I have 99 post. When I hit 100 posts we will be having a little giveaway here. STAY TUNED!!! I will hold my giveaway after OWOH so we don't all get mixed up here. I am also closing in on 200 followers..wow..who really checks out my blog..so much fun to be followed..When I hit 200 followers I think that will be time for another giveaway celebration. Fingers crossed we will get there soon!

28 comments:

Diane said...

I love this idea, and I love all of your little mutants :)

peggy gatto said...

What a fabulous country and love reading about it, so fresh, clever, fun to read, keep us posted!!!!!
Congrats on 99, time flies when you are having fun!!!

whymsicalmusings said...

First thank you so much for visiting my blog:) I love comments and yours made my day!

I so love your wonderfully fun world! What imaginative mutants and beautiful creatures live there. This is so much fun!
XXX
Becky

The Muse said...

So happy to meet you...
I can certainly see the world of many delights here...!!
And very much excited to see what else awaits!

Laura Haviland said...

How creative you are sweet Debby,I love all your art work. Makes me take a deep breathe in. So lovely and enjoy your blog big time...
Have a great day and love when you visit my blog like "sunshine" !!
Hugs, Laura. xoxo

R2artstudio said...

This is made up country is awesome. Love the all the players and parts to this story. Can't wait to see what's next.
Big congrats on the upcoming 100th post, and all the followers. Your art is amazing and so happy so many agree with me!

Terri Kahrs said...

Aban Calista looks like an enchanting place! Thank you for sharing your country and letting us peek inside for a visit. I'm enamored with your queen, your stamp and your mutant/chimeras - especially deerbit. Hugs, Terri

Sares said...

This sounds like quite the endeavor! Imagine all the wonderful things you could create for yourself, the possibilities are endless!

Janine said...

Thank you for that lovely journey.

Rosemary said...

Wow,
I want to come live in your country!
Rosemary

Tracy said...

so wonderfully creative, Debby! So glad that I found your blog!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Your collages are gorgeous.

WrightStuff said...

I like the deerbit the best (or is it a rabeer?). Sounds like a fun project!

Michelle said...

This is such an amazing idea... I adore it! And beautiful job as well. Totally inspired!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I am your newest follower...thanks for coming to my site...

ciao

enter my giveaway to win...till friday!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hey Debby, thanks for discovering my blog! You are entered in the contest. Love your blog, you creative thing you. Congrats on all your articles being published. Good for you! Good luck on the contest. Take care, Riki

Diana Meade said...

I love this whole idea and all your work that goes with it. Such a great way to play and have fun.

Papillon Bleu said...

Thank you for your visit Debby!
Oh! I can't wait to celebrate the 100th post and 200th follower with you!
I am sure it will be a wonderful party!
There's going to be at least 2 parties on my blog too but I haven't officially anounced them yet.
How fun it is that so many daydreamers like us can connect ( at last!) thanks to the net!
xo

Designs By CK said...

Thanks 4 stopping by Debby & hope this note finds you well! :-)

SpOOky CK (-:

rochambeau said...

Great work and inspiration, Debby!!
Constance

Jodie LeJeune said...

woooo hoooo!

100 post (& I've read all of them) and 200 followers!!!!
YOU GO GIRL!!!! :)

This little project is great! Love the characters and the story just seems to come together.

I always come here to step out of the "real world" for just a moment and escape in your creations.

Simply beautiful~
everything vintage

Melinda Cornish said...

how fun and you really came up with some cool things...I love stuff that gets my creativity whirling....This could turn into a story and then a book....WOW!

The Muse said...

thank you for visiting me :)

Femmy said...

wow Debbt, what a fantastic project!! love to read more of it.
can't wait to see more of the habitants of your country.

Steph said...

Congratulations on your 99th post and a really fun one! I especially love your stamp. And the mutants are quite magical. I agree with Melinda about the story book (I combined her ideas, actually). By the way, I wonder if deerbit is a relative of the North American Jackalope.

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/WY-Jackalope.html

Thanks for dropping by my space; it's a pleasure to visit yours.

Cat said...

What a wonderful world!
Thanks again for dropping in, don't be a stranger.

Julie said...

What a beautiful blog I have fallen upon. Your mixed media pieces are fascinating and enchanting! I just started blogging last year as well. So addictive but so good for the creative process! Take Care! : )

SuviAnniina said...

Very interesting pictures you have here, I will stay here to watch :-)