Friday, December 30, 2011
Positive Art 2011-13 Dreaming, Writing
This year has gone by so fast. I've been doing a lot of dreaming and doing...I began writing stories. I had remembered how much I enjoyed fairy tales when I was younger. They got my imagination going. I loved the mostly happy endings. Some, like Grimm's Fairy tales didn't always end well but I still loved the creatures and fantastic word pictures. The little drawings always helped me go one step further in my mind as well. However, I wanted to write something that was different. My thought was to include something from modern days in my fairy tales and document some of the technology we have in a fantasy world. Who would have dreamed that we would have things like Iphones and Craigslist? I've always been inspired by winged creatures and things...real ones such as birds and insects and more elusive ones such as angels and dragons. I hope to finish my first little story by early 2012...but I need inspiration...so I have photographed some graphics that I worked with to support that need.
It would be good to know if others might find it fun to read a little more updated fairy tales as well. Interestingly, shortly after I started writing my first few chaptors a TV show called Once Upon a Time began airing. It also has the theme of incorporating the modern world into the story line. I must have been on the same wavelength. However, my story is all new characters, unlike the TV show.
The little video incorporates my inspirations and one of the characters in the photo is Ophelia Angelica...the main character in my first attempt at fairy tales...can you guess which one? Well, more to come in a later entry.