Fairy Tale Turtle
DO YOU KNOW WHAT MOVIE THIS TURTLE IS FROM??
You’ll know which movie in a minute, but first I promised I was going to tell you about the new correspondence course I am taking through the Institute of Children’s Literature. Here is their website. https://www.instituteforwriters.com/
They teach courses for writing for children, teens and adults, however, I am taking the one called Writing for Children and Teeens. There is a lot of reading to do along with the writing which I am finding is easier for me. I haven’t attempted to write much fiction; I have a great deal to learn!
The reading also inspired me to get my own hard copy of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. (However, that book is not part of the course.) After I found a beautiful hardbound copy at Barnes & Noble the other day, which I got a great bargain on, I decided to compare the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with the Disney movie which I decided to watch. I already knew the Disney version would be vastly different!! The Grimm brothers were, well…pretty grim!! 😉 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ends pretty violently as they tell it!! I wonder what they would think of Walt Disney?
Our video tape is at least 20 years old and it got really hung up right around the part where Snow White is getting all the animals to help her clean the cottage where they live (during “Whistle While You Work,” my favorite song in the movie! I think I need to get a new DVD of it.)
Anyway, I did not remember this wonderful turtle in the movie! It is in more than one scene, but I stopped the video long enough to sketch out a couple of its wonderful poses! I couldn’t get the tape to stay paused for when he tried climbing the stairs. Also, I didn’t use the same colors from my watercolor pencils. But here is part of the house cleaning/laundry scene.
THAT TURTLE IS SO ADORABLE!!! Of course I had to try to paint it! What it does in this scene makes me laugh out loud!!
All I did the other day was sketch the turtle, so I decided to “add water” and bring it to life today!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂