Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gift of the Frog Prince -Guest Heart Thursday


When I was small, I loved the story of the frog prince.  This is an ACEO (2.5x3.5) I drew of that funny fellow.  I love his water drop jewel.  I'm sure any true princess would love such a beautiful gift. Since this Frog Prince has hearts on his back--I thought him perfect for Guest Heart Thursday.

I also felt it would be fun to tell a story on myself which will make you laugh (or gag).

When I was around eight years old, my family decided to spend an afternoon at the Molalla River by Knight's Bridge.  It was a warm sunny day and the river was just right.  To my joy, I found a frog.  It was HUGE and a lovely yellowish green.  I had never seen a frog that big before.  Steeped in fairytale lore, I thought to myself, "It's the frog prince."

The only problem was, the frog was dead.  But I was convinced a kiss from my lips would revive the poor thing. I was sure a prince would appear.  To the horror of my cousins and siblings, I kissed him.  Sadly, that enormous frog lay cold and inert.  No magic there.

So, I wrapped him in a towel and that fat yellow frog went home cuddled in my arms.

During the night he disappeared.  I was SURE he'd come to life and would be back to say thank you.  But alas, I never saw him again.  I was teased about kissing that frog for EONS!  (grin)

Years later, I found out Mom had buried him in the garden. You can see--I've always had a GREAT imagination! (haha)

By the way, I have a chance to win a small original painting of my own dear Polydactyl Cat by one of my all-time favorite artists.  If you'd like to vote for Toez, visit Sandrine's Gallery.  Have a lovely day and happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.
 

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the frog drawing is adorable! i like his heart nostril, too. :)

now, the kissing prince story - too funny!

Clytie said...

What an adorable little guy! I'd kiss him too!!!!!

I remember that frog. I really do! We all told you that you were nuts, but to tell you the truth ... I was a little jealous.

Master said...

Such a lovely story! It really made me smile :)
Keep Smiling too!

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I love the story! I wish you never had to find out about your mom burying him in the garden.