Today I decided to bring this spooky tale of magic and mayhem to a close! If you have been following the blog, you will know that the mischievous Magpie had stolen a magic ring for my daughter, Matilda's birthday. The trouble is, he wasn't too particular who he stole it from and he incurred the rage of the infamous Baba Yaga who is now well and truly on the warpath!
Isaac the young magician (aka Matilda's older brother) had tried in vain to work a spell to turn aside the witch's wrath, but he only succeeded in making time speed up!
We always suspected that Isaac's pet owl might be able to lend a helping claw in the situation and today I'm delighted to tell you that, just as Baba Yaga was growing fit to burst out of her Tinytopia house, he grabbed the magic ring from the Magpie's beak and flung it into the air. It shimmered and spun for a moment or two, before the amazing lady below materialized!
There she was standing to attention, with her paintbrush behind her ear, ready to save the day with colour and texture! Everything that Fairy Debs paints magically comes into being, so not only has she been getting paint in her hair, she's been creating a real fairy tale forest. With a few swishes of a brush, Debs shrunk Baba Yaga down to size, slipped her into that cosy little cottage nestling in her parting and caught the golden ring before it reached the ground! With a nod to the owl she was away on her tiny wings, off to start some more mixed media projects and rescue any mortals who needed her! Do any of you recognize Fairy Debs? She grew out of a request for a caricature from Deborah Wainwright who has created so many inspiring face projects and beautiful mixed media work on her blog. You never know - some of my other crafting friends may find their way onto the pages of my sketch book in a few weeks' time - when I've had a little bit of a break from this kind of sketching.
Thank you so much for having stayed with this story that really grew out of nowhere, I've had lots of fun creating these portraits and I think they might find their way onto some projects in the future! Meanwhile have a great week and - if you can - link a face of your own to 'Show Your Face on Friday'!