To conclude my week of blogiversary celebrations, I have a really special give-away. I may have mentioned once or twice about how my brother is an amazing artist and storyteller, but he’s also a really incredible big brother. We didn’t always have the best relationship while I was growing up (big brothers like to tease), but he’s more than made up for all the times he would get mad at me when I had to practice the piano or that time he annihilated me at Risk and I took it personally. Over the last 15 or so years, he has been nothing but supportive and offered me lots and lots of brotherly love and advice and many free meals. And now he’s offering one of you lucky ducks an original work of art!
He volunteered to do a watercolor, but he asked me to come up with the subject. I wanted him to do a fairytale, and somehow decided on The Princess and the Pea. I had done an embroidery of the fairytale for Izzy a few years ago, and I liked the idea of all those mattresses stacked up. Matt, of course, put his own twist on it.
I love how he brought the pea to life and gave him expression. I love that the princess and the pea now have a relationship. I also love the angle of the watercolor and how it looks down on the mountain of mattresses. I hope that you love it as much as I do.
So what do you have to do to win?
I think you know the drill by now. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite fairytale by Sunday, April 29th at midnight. One lucky winner will be drawn at random. I’ll announce the winners on Monday, April 30th.