Let me just warn you now, there may be some ridiculous self-back patting in this post...if you're looking for humility, run...RUN...run far in the opposite direction of this post...because you will not find any of that nonsense here today!
I thoroughly blame Chelle over at JOURNAL 52, because this week's "Magic" prompt led me to create something I would probably never have done if it weren't part of my self-imposed goal to complete two year long projects (J52 and DLP)! Here she is in all her glory:
|"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." -W.B.Yeats|
*Angels singing, birds dressing me in the morning, sunshine rays from heaven, etc.*
My husband that my husband keeps calling her Tinkerbell. My fairy is NOT a Tinkerbell kind of girl. She looks nothing like Tinkerbell! Tinkerbell has nothing on my fairy! Tinkerbell (and, by extension, my ridiculous husband) can bite me! Tinkerbell! TINKERBELL!!! I never...
I suppose I can't be too mad, because Tinkerbell is probably the most famous fairy...I mean, come on, name another one... But the fact that my awesome fairy got thrown in with the Disney lot was just too much for me to handle.
I mean, Tinkerbell's image is so white bread. My fairy clearly...CLEARLY is anything but that. I mean, she completely rebels against fairy world standards by listening to punk rock and and restoring classic cars and having more than half a brain cell, giving her the ability to fully form human words, not just running around making twinkle noises and shaking her butt dust on children so that they can 'fly'...which, in my opinion, is just a metaphor for getting high...you know, you start out on fairy dust and then move on to hard drugs and before you know it, Wendy, John and poor little Michael are living in a cardboard box in an ally stealing car radios to support their habits! And while my fairy listens to punk rock and supes up hot rods in her spare time, she's got morals and she would never be a butt dust dealer, despite the fact that she could be making bank and finally buy all those carburetors and vintage shifter knobs that she needs! My fairy may have dirty fingernails and be able to quote Sex Pistols lyrics at the drop of a hat, but she would never sell smack to your kids. And isn't that what we're all looking for in a good fairy?
Can you tell I'm a little excited by this page...what with the maniacally defensive rant due to my husband's besmirching?
I can't help it...I love her so much. I think she fully deserves to be maniacally defended...
Like I said before the rant, there's no way I would ever have drawn a fairy if it weren't for the J52 prompt, but now that she's drawn, I kind of what to put fairies on every single thing I ever do from now on...well, not just any fairy, but this fairy specifically. *Sigh.* She's just great... And she's green...fantastically green... And bright other colors... *double sigh* I really do enjoy her thoroughly.
Forgetting my (fabulous) fairy (for now), in my eyes, this time of year is the real magic in my world.
I love fall, what with the leaves turning color and the crispness of it...and the way the light changes and makes everything seem a little better... Maybe I've just accidentally breathed in some of that fairy butt dust...who knows...
All I know is that it's starting to get colder here and today as I drove around town, I suddenly wanted a gas station coffee, which should ONLY be drunk when it's cold outside. I do love it when it's cold enough for gas station coffee... It makes me happy and nostalgic...thinking of all the happy falls I've had thus far in life, and hoping that there will be many more extremely pleasant gas station coffee seasons to come...
What about you? At the risk of sounding all hippy dippy, throw caution to the wind and tell me: what's magic in your world today?