Sunday, June 12, 2011

Painting Roses


Have you ever wondered how flowers get their colors?

The story I heard, from a lovely faery Painting Roses in my garden, begins as Spring peeks through the snow and rain.  Each morning, she tells me, just before dawn as the dew dries from the petals, young faeries come out to paint the flowers in every hue of the rainbow.  I hear painting petals can become quite difficult when it rains--that is why sometimes the colors of the flowers seem a bit washed out. 

So, now you know!    Hahaaa--I know, I have a GREAT imagination!

7 comments:

peggy gatto said...

thank you! I will look at my roses differently now!!!

Tammie said...

i think it is the fairies that paint snow on the mountains also. fun.
such a sweet piece.

Pseudo said...

We love our fairies over here as well. My daughter especially (who is now 21).

Penelope said...

This one and the fairies are wonderful! I'm with Peggy, didn't realize that about roses or flowers.

I've been busy and haven't been visitingmy favorite blogs or even doing my own sketching, but as always, you crack me up!! Thank you for your most amazing comments on my blog!! In case you don't get the reply:

Beth, I have to tell you your comments always make me smile! I hadn't posted in forever and no kidding, I kept thinking, "I need to get something new up...I know Beth needs a fix!" Thank you for the fire and the most wonderful comments!!

Working on "swept" today... pressure's on...

Leovi said...

I love this story of fairies, then I pass the phone to request them to come to paint my pictures. Greetings.

sharalyns said...

I've heard this tale before, but you really brought it to life! This is adorable!

aquariann said...

Wonderful line art and story! Except now I have "Painting the Roses Red" stuck in my head. ;D