Happy Thursday everyone,
It’s partly cloudy today, which totally ruined my plans to take photographs of my artwork :( Don’t you hate when the weather doesn’t suit your needs?
This painting is a mixed media cut paper collage I made earlier this year. It’s a scene from a fairytale I am working on. It’s called “The Emperor and the Sea Princess.” :)
Once upon a time in a land in the Far East, there was a kingdom ruled by a young Emperor, Jianan. This kingdom was nestled on the cliffs on the shores of a turbulent sea. Emperor Jianan’s favorite pastime was to take a little boat out to sea and fish. One day while he was fishing, he caught a giant turtle instead of a fish! To his surprise it could also speak. It looked up at him with tears in its eyes, begging him to let it go free. “Please kind sir, if you release me I promise you won’t regret it.” Jianan had a kind heart, so of course he could not refuse the poor turtle. He let it go back into the waters and went back to fishing. Many days passed by and soon the strange encounter with the talking turtle slipped into the back of Jianan’s mind.
One night a giant storm raged outside the palace walls. Rain pelted the windows and the waves crashed against the cliffs all night. In the morning Jianan woke up soaked, his room flooded with water. But it wasn’t the rain that had washed into the room. It was sea water. Jianan opened the doors to his balcony, and was floored by the sight before him.
She was the most beautiful creature he had ever laid eyes on. She came out of the water-half woman and half fish.
“Jianan, I’ve been waiting for you,” she said, smiling.
“W-who are you?”
“I am the turtle you released many days ago.”
Well, hoped you liked that little bit of the story. I’m hoping to get to painting more scenes soon!
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