Happy Friday! A few days ago, as K and I were walking back from school, we started talking about fairies as we are wont to do.
K: Mommy, you know that fairies aren’t real, right?
Me: What? What do you mean?
K: They’re fiction. That means made up. Just like mermaids and Santa.
Me: What makes you think that, sweetie?
K: I saw it in the Tinkerbell movie – at the end when all those names start showing up, it said “this is a work of fiction”. So they’re not real, right?
Me: Well……the movie might be fiction, but I think magic is very real, don’t you?
K: [thinking about it]. Yup, magic is really real.
And that was that. For the time being, fairies and mermaids and Santa have been restored in her seven-year-old mind, and thank goodness. I wasn’t ready for her to stop believing.
Above is a painting I did on 6″x6″ clayboard using acrylic — I, for one, still believe in mermaids.
Wishing you magic
these last few September days
Happy weekend, all!
14 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness”
A beautiful painting! And, I (and we in our family) still believe in mermaids and santa and fairies as well! 🙂 Have a great weekend.
Thank you Jane! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
What a beautiful story, I hope you keep a journal with all of these memories for you and your daughter when she is grown. And yes there is a Santa (and fairies and brownies and mermaids and…)
Thanks Karen – I actually used to keep an illustrated journal when K was very little, and now this blog is serving as my illustrated journal of sorts 🙂 I need to remember to back up my database though!
What a beautiful painting! Thank you for your magical blog!
Always so sweet, Ute – thank you!!
Magical painting…would look so special printed in a fabric. I really enjoy following your blog. Thanx!!
What a great idea to print it on fabric! I can totally see this as a large scale print with more elements. Thank you for visiting here regularly, Idoia!
This painting is ‘really’ magic!
Thank you so much, Rosa! Wishing you a lovely weekend! 🙂
That is a beautiful image. I’d love that as a watercolour border print on double gauze please Santa (I’m prepared to believe in exchange for fabric)
When he was almost four my son asked me how the postman managed to be everywhere delivering the mail all at once, I said of course he couldn’t, there are lots of postmen, and then he said Santa couldn’t possibly be real either. I hadn’t seen that coming and couldn’t think up an answer quick enough and now he doesn’t seem inclined to change his mind. But he’ll believe in exchange for LEGO. 🙂
Almost four?? Oh, so keenly observant at such a young age…and ooh, double gauze birder print! Love.
What a sweet conversation (smart mama!) and I love your painting. I think maybe I discovered the Black Apple blog through you (?), so maybe you’ve seen this already. Happy, magical day! http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/2013/09/i-have-heard-the-mermaids-singing.html
Ah, I haven’t been keeping up with Miss Emily for some time, but I love her work. I have her book and read it with K – beautiful illustrations. Thanks for the link, Gita!