Monday, October 29, 2012


I've been away, waiting for the birth of a grandchild!  No posts for over three weeks! BTW, it's a boy!

So, back to art!

My favorite Etsy team, the Blogging Business Artisans, has a challenge every month.  I usually do something for my Etsy shops but this time, I was challenged to do something different.  Something for just me, just for the enjoyment of it!  Fairytale Inspirations was this month's challenge.  Instructions were to "let your imagination roam into the worlds that you dream of and the stories you heard as a child."

So I began thinking of the fairy tales I heard as a child. I decided to paint a picture of one of them.  And, being who I am, a sewer/quilter/embroiderer--"thimble girl",  I chose this pose of Thumbelina, a story by Hans Christian Andersen that he wrote in 1835.  Hope you enjoy it!

I have linked with my team blog here.  Please visit and see what others have done!  Thanks!


Kathleen said...

What fun! I remember reading that story, too - what a great illustration for the fairy tale!

storybeader said...

what an adorable drawing. And a cute relationship between thimbles and Thumbelina! {:-D

Kaili Williams said...

Adorable illustration!

Memories for Life said...

Great illustration!
I didn't realize the story was written so long ago!

LadyD Piano said...

I admire your talent, wonderful creativity and a lovely blog you have.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Adorable! I remember the name Thumbelina but not the story!

betty-NZ said...

Lovely little Thumbalina and congrats on the new grandbaby!