Hmm, yes, it is reminiscent of "The Snowman" and maybe children's books in general.
I really do like the effect you've created, very artistic.
I can't make any specific comments as this isn't something I've ever tried, but
I've been busy and not had much time to get round to processing this one. This was a quick shot taken with the iPhone. I did have a watercolour type of effect in mind when I took the shot. The rearrangement of the image came as an afterthought, I think it helps tell the story better. It does for me anyway. Sorry it's late.
John, your images are very refreshing and unique!
Your post processing treatments are very good with some very creative touches.
The pastel toning works very well in these images, and the compositions are excellent.
Your work is definitely worth waiting for!