Saturday, January 23, 2010

Plumage

She is a princess who is doomed to become a swan by day, holding her human form by night. The man the Princess loves is also beloved by a beautiful, but wicked witch who has wreaked her rage and jealosy upon her unfortunate rival.

Only the kiss of true love upon the beak of a swan will break the spell -- but who could fall in love with a swan? And who would kiss a swan upon its beak? Hmmmmm . . . .

It is fortunate that nearly every fairytale I've ever read ends with the words, "and they lived happily ever after."

11 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Thanks, Beth, for starting my day with despair, anguish, and a bleeding heart. :p But with all those daisies in her hair, surely her innocence will be rewarded with happiness ever after. Beautiful! Sigh.... ♥

Clytie said...

She certainly is serene ... all things considered! Beautiful picture, sissie.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

My dear friend, she is beautiful !!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful, i bow to you.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Beth - besides the fact that you're a terrific blogger and - of course - artist, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the comments you leave on my site, as well as those I read that you have left on other people's sites.
I've left you an award to honour that and you can pick it up right here:
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Have a great day!
Evelyn in Montreal

Looking to the Stars said...

Wow, this was so cool. Loved both the pic and story. Happily ever after lives in the pure heart of the childhood dream. Which is why I read books with happy endings :)

Dollores said...

Beth,
Your the one that's inspiring, you always give me such a lift.
Have a great day. How was your trip? Dollores

tera said...

Really nice work! I love the detail in the swan and her feathers. You have much more patience than I! :)

Lyneen said...

WOW these are amazing. THFS.

Shadow in the Moonlight said...

She's beautiful... captivating, she won't have trouble finding a nice hard working man of the earth to kiss her beak. Somehow, I don't feel the prince deserves to get her, seeing as she is so in tune with nature... and somehow a life of a princess will change her earthly qualities.

Catherine said...

Surely many would fall in love with her! Every feather, such exquisite detail.