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Fairies: Scribble Picnic

Once again I am joining Scribble Picnic with the word – Fairies.

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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. fairies

Coloured in with watercolour pencil.

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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.

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Umbrella: Scribble Picnic

Umbrella: Scribble Picnic

Here it is Wednesday and Scribble Picnic day. Our word for this week is UMBRELLA.

We have been in Arizona for 4 months and have had the wettest winter ever. That’s not saying we have had much rain but we have had more rain that we have ever had. A few times we actually had to use our umbrella while walking our little dog, Snowball.

She doesn’t take advantage of the shelter of the umbrella and comes home completely bedraggled and dirty from all the dust in Arizona.

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One day I captured a rainbow after a short rain storm. And last week we had hail – I heard the grass in some areas was white.

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So the picture I painted I used micro pens and watercolour pencil. A quick sketch from my memory of holding an umbrella. And believe it or not I did it at 2am again – this time because my jaw was throbbing from a dental appointment. (lost a crown on back tooth) The girl is heading into the wind but turned to have her picture taken.

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Join us for #Scribblepicnic each Wednesday. This week the prompt is UMBRELLA. @dotty_hill (click to tweet)

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Octopus: Scribble Picnic

Octopus: Scribble Picnic

I’m back to joining the prompts by Dotty Hill. This week the prompt is Octopus.

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I didn’t find out about this until late – so I grabbed my pencil, then micropens and then my watercolour pencil crayons and began.

As soon as I read the word “Octopus” I knew I had to paint and write something. That is me. Yes me. I feel like a happy octopus with my hands in a million pies. You might be able to figure out some of them.

Got to run and make dinner. It’s crusty panfried halibut and vegetables. Hubby’s hungry. Hope you enjoy the picture.

I really need another 8 limbs.

Just under the wire.

Drop over to see the rest of the pictures of the Octopuses.

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