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Lady's Slipper Orchid by MisticUnicorn Lady's Slipper Orchid by MisticUnicorn
©2008 Sarah B. Seiter - - Do not use without permission - Colored Pencil/watercolor


Updated 11-10-08
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This is one of many illustrations for the book "The Mushroom Peddler's Handbook" illustrated and written by myself and :iconmistressofspam:

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la·dy's - slip· per n. [ley-deez-slip-er]

1. any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, the flowers of which have a protruding petal somewhat resembling a slipper: all species are reduced in numbers, some greatly.

Some say these flowers resemble slippers, but if you look very close, you might find that they actually look more like a lady with really large sleeves lol ;)
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allison712 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconsomeconfettiplz: [link]
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely Sarah,
You should make this your devID for the duration.
It's one of your prettiest works, and certainly fitting.
Blessings,
Steve
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Good idea :nod: I will have to think on that. I plan to make some more pregnant images soon though, so I might use one of them. I'll have to see once my morning sickness it done.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Tell Hubby we need some portraits. :hug:
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured at [link] :).
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Thanks :hug:
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
She's looks so peaceful and elegant. I love orchids & the Lady Slipper orchid is a favorite of mine. You must do a watercolor painting of the little family sometime. :hug:
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
:nod: That would be cute!
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
:nod: Then it would be a lot of fun to do a watercolor painting of!

*I must do a watercolor painting of a Morning Glory family sometime soon...;p*
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
You should :nod:
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
It's going to take me a while to do a watercolor painting of it. :nod: :hug:

I got 3 types of morning glories in my backyard now...& choosing between a
blue, white, or pinkish-purple Morning Glory is hard enough. What do u think?
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teenie-beanie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Lovely!
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Thanks you :hug:
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melantha-violet Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It's beautiful!
You're very creative!
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks :D
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InTheQuiet Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
found this on *pearwood's journal feature.

It's a lovely capture--the essence of a glowing expectant mother and the ethereal beauty of an orchid--all in one.

(I know "capture" is usually used of photos, but you've created something unique and beautiful here, flowing out of your fingers and captured by the paper....) :nod:
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Thank you :floating: She is a personal favorite.
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Pea-Atalante Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
So pretty and delicate <3
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:iconmisticunicorn:
MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Thanks :D
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brokenangel87 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, I wonder what a baby orchid fairy would look like?
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
That's a good question :nod:
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Hermioneann Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
She looks pregnant, which rather fits a flower. Lovely :)
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:iconmisticunicorn:
MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
:nod: Yep, she is expecting :floating:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
beatuiful work hun :love:
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Thank you :hug:
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sweetangel1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
welcomes :D
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Nightfahl Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh she's beautiful. I'm starting to get impatient with the waiting for the book now! lol *hugs*
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
lol me too :D And there are several we haven't posted on DA that you will only be able to see once the book comes out ;)
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ZeoCetra Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
My favorite flower fairy that I've seen so far. ^_^ Wonderful work!
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Thank you :D
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Rachelfull684 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student General Artist
my boyfriend bought me the exact type pf flower yesterday. strange.

Oh, and I love the piece
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Thanks :D
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RedLion Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Oh wow, amazing! I'll never look at them the same way again!
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks :D That's what I draw them for lol I want you to see my world :nod:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE it
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks :D
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice I've never heard of this flower^^
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks :D It is an unusual one. I hear they grow wild in some places.
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
oh really i pretty much only know desert flowers*kicks the cactus behind*
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Cactus can be pretty too :giggle: I might just have to draw some cactus fairies now lol
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY!!! that would be cool maybe u can add them to the book u and mistress are making....they have flowers too^_^ wild flowers that don't need much care lol
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chaosia Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes been waiting for either you or jess to do an orchid as i adore orchids and i hope you do some of the other orchid species too.
This is so beatuiful she seems to glow with inner peace
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks :floating: I am a fan of orchids as well and this one just spoke to me when I saw it. I had to draw her :nod:
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chaosia Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe they make think of ballet slippers sometimes, depending on the type of orchid. Now i going to see lil fairies next time i see one.
Ish obsessed house is full of them...almost and the botanical gardens do an orchid festival each year >.>
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional
I think this is your best yet

I would love that have a lady's like this
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks :hug:
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AEloiseM Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
love this
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thank you :D
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dark7pop7toy7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I love it! orchids are my favorite! She kind of looks like she's pregnant and pregnant women are beauitful!! :D
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MisticUnicorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Yep, she's expecting :nod: It just seemed to fit her character. Thanks!
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