Fairy Tale Turtle


Hello Friends,

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!  🙂

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork. Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on July 30, 2017, in Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. What a lovely painting! My younger daughter loves the Disney ‘Snow White’ and knows the whole movie off by heart! She even does all the voices of all the characters; it’s very funny listening to her!

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  2. Good old Disney can’t beat it Patsy, we use to watch The wonderful World of Walt Disney every Sunday night. My dad use to call us all in and then as we got older he would still sit up there on a Sunday on his own bless. Love your turtle very cute indeed. As a child growing up in Australia I often dreamed of going to Disneyland. I did get there several times as a young thing I bet it has changed heaps since those days.

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    • Yeah, the old ones still feel like the best ones to me, Kath. We used to watch that every week, too! I loved the beginning song! We also watched The Wizard of Oz every year, and speaking of dads, after I moved out, I learned my dad still watched it every time it came on t.v.! I didn’t even think he liked it when I was a kid. Ha, ha.
      Thank you on the compliment of my painting. Just a quick doodle. It is so adorable though I had to draw it!!
      I’ve only been to Disneyland twice and both times it was with my class or my friend’s class during both our Senior years in high school. I was a Junior when I went with her; then I went with a different friend in my Senior year. BUT it was an all night thing. They would keep the park open all night just for Seniors from a bunch of schools. It took us over 7 hours to travel down there by bus from where I lived at the time. But it was a lot of fun! I am sure it has changed quite a bit since then!


  3. Oh, he’s so adorable, Patsy! I love the color choice.xo

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