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 "The Wood Between the Worlds" by Keck

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"No, I don't believe this wood is a world at all. It's just a sort of in between place.Think of our tunnel under the slates at home. It isn't a room in any of the houses. In a way, it really isn't a part of any of the houses. But once you are in the tunnel, you can go along it and come out into any of the houses in the row. Mightn't this wood be the same?--a place that isn't in any of the worlds, but once you've found that place you can get into them all."
―Digory, The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

So, have you figured out the new theme for this next fortnight? Well, it's all to do with fairy tales and fantasy stories for children. In fact, I want you to focus on one specific part of such a story: a FAIRY TALE TREE!

To clarify, when I say "fairy tale," it doesn't have to be from a specific fairy tale, it could be an imaginary tale like the Narnia scene featured above or even a story from your very own imagination. Regardless, the main idea here is to have an element of fantasy or fairy tale added to your tree(s). If you're still stumped, you can always go check out some images I've collected on our CT Pinterest board.

Ok, have fun dreaming up your pictures over these next few weeks. I wonder how many of you will choose a known story vs. a made up one? I've got a good guess who's going to run with this, some of you in particular. So, here's a nod to your imaginations. Can't wait to see what each of you conjure up! Thanks for playing along.

P.S. Whilst at it, let me know what you think on a comment below, if you like. :)

22 comments:

  1. This one sounds challenging, hmm...I do love fairy tales, the older ones.

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    1. Me, too, Christine. Look at it as a way to just be free within your art - just jump! :D

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    2. thanks Alexandra, will try.

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  2. I'm not much into fantasy and fairy tale -- truly . I am a very down to earth realist. But I'll have a go at one in a zentangle style and see what happens.

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    1. Go for it, Chris. You don't have to be into either to be creative. I think zentangle would be awesome. :)

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    2. Chris, that is ok, please don't feel obliged. You don't have to do it. Take a break and come back to see what others did! :) But, wait, you never liked children's stories growing up? not even Peter Pan or Snow White or Cinderella?!!

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    3. No, Michael. Not even The Chronicles of Narnia! I think it's a control issue. In fantasy all rules of the universe are suspended and anything can happen. I don't even like surprises. Maybe it has something to do with growing up during the war in Britain. But after all these years I've decided that that is who I am -- and its opposite can have advantages. Anyway I have posted my attempt and I quite enjoyed doing it. I will link it on Tuesday when I post my ABC Wednesday.

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  3. What a great theme! I've already started sketching out my idea! I'm looking forward to (hopefully) hopping back on board for a few rounds now that classes are finished and I have the summer to create away! :D

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    1. I'm loving where you;re going with it already from the initial sketches seen. Oooh...exciting!

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  4. This seems to my cup of tea so to speak :)

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking, dear Niina! Thank you. I imagine you enjoying this one in particular. :)

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  5. I like this theme & I have settled on a certain fairytale and trees, I do like trees a lot but trend to keep drawing them the same, I guess that's not a bad thing.

    now that I don't have pinterest, I could not see the whole board as you have to sign in for that but I got to see most of the images on the board, although now I find it easier to just browse google for inspirations rather than pinterest.

    hope you have a lovely day.

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  6. Yes, google of course works but sometimes one has to plow through so much junk for a few good gems. I like to keep mine together w/o the clutter or the added file space on my computer. :)

    So glad you are interpreting this theme and will be interesting to see if you keep your trees the same or not.You and niina were ones I was sure could really run with this theme so hope you enjoy the journey getting there.

    BTW, even w/o signing up you can actually click within the general area of the images that you can see small then scroll down. It's a small window for viewing but something nonetheless.

    Thanks for visiting, Lissa!

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  7. All the CT themes are challenging, but I like a challenge, Michael. :-)

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  8. OK, my piece it up now and, yes, it was a challenge!

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  9. Help, Michael, please! I thought I knew what I was doing but I now have my link up twice and they are both wrong. So sorry. I guess I really need a lesson in this linking business

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    1. We will fix it for you.No worries.

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  11. I wonder if I looked at the wrong place for the theme?... Fairy Tree stories?... I have a tree and there are fairies in it, but you can't see them, thihi... Lovely Theme, Michael, which one it is... Thanks for you being you :)

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  12. Just finished mine sorry for the delay and thanks for the great theme. I think I need to print postcards from this one :)
    http://www.fairychamber.blogspot.fi/2015/05/creative-tuesday-fairy-tale-tree.html

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  13. I hope everyone will check out Niina's two pieces of delightful art. :-)

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  14. I hope everyone will check out Niina's two pieces of delightful art. :-)

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