In the Pink

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In the Pink Image Size 8″ w x 10″ h watercolor

In the Pink-

Pink was Keria’s favorite color. She always wore pink and she even wished her wings to be that same rosy color as well. Oh yes! Fairies have the power to change the color of their wings at will. Most don’t stay the same color all the time. They have their favorites but usually they have many. But not Keria. Pink was her color and soon everyone was calling her Pinky. They called her Pinky for so long that almost all forgot what her true name was. Which was fine with her. Only her mother ever called her Keria anymore and only in private by Keria’s rather adamant request.

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Journey’s Start

It is important to remember when setting out on a journey that things you don’t expect to happen, do indeed happen, and things you do expect, do not. So when Oliver Oldtree and Sneed, his trusty steed, started out on a jaunt to go as far away as either could imagine, it was with that understanding. But try as he might to have no expectations, he did harbor some desires. He truly wished to see the pond his grandfather had visited as a lad in his 200th year. To folks their size it was the size of what is an an ocean to us giants. And he wanted to meet people, strangers, from other villages. And if he could, he wanted to glimpse something he’d heard about called a mountain. Mountains were not visible in the woods where he lived. He could hardly believe that something that enormous existed in the world. So with these desires tucked away in the back of his mind he joyfully and truth be told somewhat fearfully set off what would be the journey of a lifetime.  journeys_startsm

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Sketch for the Day-

eu·phe·mism [yoo-fuh-miz-uhm] 
1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
2.the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

EX. Baby butterflies are born from a caterpillar blowing bubbles from a hooka…..

I decided to add to the list of Euphemisms for baby making- the stork, the cabbage patch, the birds and the bees, etc.  Add a fascination with the caterpillar from “Alice in Wonderland” and you have this sketch.  The caterpillar was the most magical character to me and the one that really made me realize Alice had really stepped through the looking glass.

“Euphemism” 9″ x 12″ graphite