Gifts for the Queen!

"Gifts for the Queen"  9" x 12" Graphite

It is Queen Talaithia of Anaria’s birthday and the good citizen’s are lined up in the best finery to present their gifts in hope that this will be the most outstanding birthday she has ever had.  Jeweled boxes containing tiny ornate treasure, exotic birds, heavenly foods from far off places are small example of the kinds of presents that Queen Talaithia will receive on this auspicious day.  As with all things that are Anarian the people compete to see who can give the most outlandish, most costly and of course the most totally original and unique gift.  Our fine gentlemen here are hoping to please with an exotic basket of a new fruit never before seen in Anaria,  a bird that sings show tunes on command, and last but not lease, powder that removes wrinkles (at least the gentleman hopes that this is truly the case.) Happy birthday Good Queen Talaithia!

Copyright 2013  All Rights Reserved Ann Gates Fiser

The Magic Flute

"The Magic Flute" 9" x 12" Graphite

A magic flute is one that anyone can pick up and play. This one has been found by Evylar, a monkey. Of his playing many were profoundly moved to listen to his soul shine through the music he chose bring fourth. Though anyone can play a magic flute only those who allow their spirits to express their essence make music. The rest only produce notes.

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Taking a Breather

“Taking a Breather”   12″ x 9″   Graphite

“Taking a Breather”

taking_a_breatherMeleah, like many mermaids loved to go top side to sun herself and contemplate having another existence, one where she could walk upon the land and visit exotic places that were out of reach to her in her present form.  Or she would stare at the sky and watch the flight of birds, to her they were the  fishes of the heavens,  and wish that she could join them in their utter freedom of flight.   But though these things appealed to her strongly, she was as aware as any human child of the story of the little mermaid, who traded her tail fin for legs to be with her love.  And more importantly she knew the ending of that story. How the little mermaid had been left painfully without home or love.   The story had even more impact on her because to her. and her kind, it was not a story but history,  the history that was taught to every young one in hopes that they would not make the same mistake.   So  Meleah’s longing never went any farther than a wistful daydream. 

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