Once again I am joining Scribble Picnic with the word – Fairies.
I’m thinking imagination – when I think of fairies. I loved Grimm’s Fairy Tales when I was little. I remember sitting close to my Dad while he would read the stories. Yes they were scary but there was always good that came through.
I love stories of redemption – of caring, or sharing or change.
I loved being close to my Dad listening to the stories. He kept me safe.
A great author friend of mine, Jeff Goins writes about Why We Love Fairy Tales.
Being able to fly – I used to have dreams I could fly – through the roof and up through the sky. Conquering giants. Fighting dragons. I loved the Harry Potter first books and movies – until they got too dark for me.
My story of The Kingdom of Thrim is a type of fairy tale. It’s based on a doll maker who wants more than he has – he takes off with out asking friends or God. He just goes. Hasty decisions are not ones thought through carefully.
Fairies remind me of The Wizard of Oz – one of the best movies by far. I have seen it zillions of times. My sister and I would sing the songs, act like the scarecrow, the lion and the tin man. We would be the good witch and the bad one. We would sing our way through the dark forest.
I believe in angels. I let my imagination soar so I can picture a world of love, joy, no sorrow or pain.
Maybe my next children’s book will be about a fairy who travels to a new world to learn about love, acceptance, joy and peace. (tweet this)
I like what C.S. Lewis says: “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
I think all the Scribble Picnic people know that their imaginations and let us see things beyond the black and white, beyond reality here. I can’t wait to see the pictures this week of Fairies. Join us.
My first sketch with micron after a few trial sketches in pencil.
Coloured in with watercolour pencil.
Finished with water.
If you would like to have a high definition of the colouring page, please email Janis.
Join us at Scribble Picnic. See lots of other fairies.