Narcissus and his Reflection

Reflections… An instant slideshow in my head with pretty pictures of reflections on water. But I have no idea how to design elements with reflections. Plus, simulating water and its’ reflections in Photoshop sounds like hell… for me at least 😉 I spotted some pretty flowers on the waterside when doing a google image search on reflections, and my mind pondered over the flower. Flowers… Reflections… Where have I heard this before? A flower reflecting in… Wait, I know!

You probably know the story of Narcissus, but if you don’t here’s my summary:

Narcissus is an astoundingly beautiful young boy, so wrapped up in himself he feels he is too good for any of his suitors. One day, he rests near a silvery lake. When he bends over to drink the water, he sees his own reflection and falls madly in love with himself. But whatever he does, he cannot touch or kiss this newfound love. When he finally realizes it is his own reflection, his heart breaks and he wastes away and dies… His body is never found, but on the lakeside a yellow flower appears, encircled by a white flower crown. This flower is believed to be the “Narcissus” or as we all know it: the daffodil.

There have been people who have marveled at the weird way my mind works sometimes. This time, so have I… From Reflections to daffodils in the blink of an eye. Maybe I am just a tiny bit weird after all 😉

Enough of the way my mind works, on to the download! This time I am hosting my own download, but I am kind of weary my host will pull the plug on me in case the traffic on my site explodes, haha. So I promise nothing, only to keep a watchful eye on my comments and act accordingly if I see any comments about not being able to download. Have fun & happy creating! (click on the image to start your download)



24 thoughts on “Narcissus and his Reflection

  • April 1, 2015 at 07:30

    Lovely. The painted daffodils are beautiful. Thank you.

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  • April 1, 2015 at 13:38

    Thank you very much.

  • April 1, 2015 at 15:56

    Thank you! 🙂

  • April 1, 2015 at 17:43

    Lovely kit and great story, thanks for sharing.

  • April 1, 2015 at 20:19

    Thanks! I love the daffodils and the paint!

  • April 1, 2015 at 23:58

    Thank You Very Much

  • April 2, 2015 at 00:20

    Thank you for your Reflections interpretation and the story it is very interesting and lovely.

  • April 2, 2015 at 00:53

    I love you daffodil’s style – they have a feeling of cut glass! Thanks for the story of Narcissus too.

  • April 2, 2015 at 01:06

    Love the background and the word art! Thanks a lot!

  • April 2, 2015 at 01:44

    This is such a beautiful kit. It has been so much fun watching your style change and evolve over the years. I am loving this art journal direction you’ve gone in and you pull it off with so much creativity and skill. I think this such an original, creative interpretation of the theme!

  • April 2, 2015 at 09:37

    i love your arty scraps, thank you!

  • April 3, 2015 at 15:56

    Thanks for your delightful kits!! I really appreciate your wonderful designs, and your generosity in sharing your hard work with us, your many fans! I really enjoyed reading about your inspiration for this kit, and the story of Narcissus. Your daffodils are just gorgeous, and your whole kit has a bright happy feeling! Happy Easter! from Pamela in Canada

  • April 3, 2015 at 17:18

    I love this beautiful kit! I love daffodils and now they will always remind me of the story of Narcissus. I knew the story but didn’t remember about the daffodils. Thanks for the story and kit!

  • April 4, 2015 at 11:08

    thank you for this beautiful kit!! the lovely story that goes with it makes it even more precious.

  • April 4, 2015 at 17:46

    thanks for your post today
    by coincidence I had been reflecting earlier this week on how narcissistic humans can be and how sad it is. funny that I then come to your post and see your beautiful daffodils… strange how life is so connected
    your contribution is a welcome reminder of the beauty of new life as we celebrate spring


  • April 5, 2015 at 09:01

    Gorgeous kit!! Just gorgeous!! Love the colors!!! Beautiful daffodils!! The splat is lovely!! Fantastic word art!! Loved your story… I had not thought about it in years!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

  • April 7, 2015 at 14:04

    thank you very much mélo , that’s really a nice kit for spring …

  • April 7, 2015 at 16:16

    Thank you for sharing your talents and I loved your story.

  • April 8, 2015 at 05:45

    here from Pixel Scrapper. Beautiful kit! Love the idea!

  • April 9, 2015 at 04:04

    These are spectacularly gorgeous. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • April 12, 2015 at 00:14

    Love the artsy look of your mini — thank you! & thanks for sharing the story behind your inspiration!

  • April 16, 2015 at 01:35

    Thank you for the lovely kit 🙂

  • April 17, 2015 at 04:58

    Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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