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A Rose By Any Other Name by GoblinQueeen A Rose By Any Other Name by GoblinQueeen
Seems like a lot of the 80's is getting a re-birth lately. Child of the 80's that I am, gotta love that, but while Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Bright, My Little Pony, She-ra, and even Gem have started popping back up, one of my favorites I remember from kindergarten, Rose Petal Place has yet to turn back up.

Looking back now, it was probably the earliest exposure I had to anything that was more related to art nouveau or at least something like it. The basic story as I remember it was that there was a little girl who loved her garden, but had to move. When she left, she visited her garden one last time and her tears fell on the flowers, turning to magical crystals and bringing them to life. Ok, it wasn't Shakespeare, but I was what, 4? That's high drama for that age ;)

In any case, who knows, it may have had an influence on why I like art nouveau so much, maybe not, but felt like it was time it got a little tribute ;)

Media: lineart-colerase brown on dura-lene, painting done in Photoshop and Painter.

Rose Petal Place property of David Kirschner and Hallmark/American Greetings

With the deepest possible respect, please do not take or otherwise use this artwork without express permission.
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Flopa Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
It reminds me of art nouveau!
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:iconthepinkroseoftexas:
I also saw the cartoon, so I can surely say you remembered the backstory right. I love the way you drew her...vintage-looking and very pretty. She's not the only 80s character that deserves a comeback. I'm still looking for Herself The Elf and the Hugga Bunch.
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RebeccaTripp May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm making a series of art videos about flowers, and I was wondering if I could include this piece in one of my videos. It would be set to an original classical-style composition (by me) about this flower. I'll be sure to credit you and link to your page if you say yes. Here's a link to see the kind of music it is: [link]
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zafiro80 Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
i would love to have a print.
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zafiro80 Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
That is so true, if they do revamp it i hope they don't modernize it too much. took me forever to get used to the new strawberry shortcake outfit.
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:icongurlie1275:
so pretty and the title made me laugh cuz i read romeo and juliet last year
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Fae-Gyspy Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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Sharlotta22 Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful painting. Fantastic job. :D
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:iconcrimsonetclover:
I have always loved Rose Petal and have never forgotten her. And guess what? I grew up to be a (usually) pink-haired singer who loves gardening! I have also loved Mucha for forever. Finding your art made my day! I agree with the above poster, that this work is like the little cartoon that I love so much has grown up too!

Is there ANY way I can purchase this as a print or poster?
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