Friday, August 15, 2008

Bed time stories I tell my daughter

I like to make up funny stories and characters for my daughter at bedtime.

My most recent is an adaption of  The lion and the mouse. This is how I tell it.

Once upon a time there was a very tiny, very small, girl .
She was so small and tiny that no one remembered her real name because since the day she was born everyone she knew called her Popcorn girl.

There came a day Popcorn girl was walking in the woods when along came a hungry crow. Crows love popcorn, he flew down and was just about to eat Popcorn girl when she said please stop, in the loudest voice she could muster. The crow turned his head and looked around a bit startled and then realized that it was the piece of popcorn he was about to eat that was talking to him. "Caw!"  he said to popcorn girl, "you should stop talking. Popcorn is not suppose to talk" . Popcorn girl replied "I am not a piece of popcorn Mr. Crow. I am a very small and tiny girl. Please do not eat me. There may come a day where you may be in need of help and if you call my name I will come and help you". Well the crow  thought this was very, very funny. He laughed and laughed. When he finally stopped and caught his breath he said " All right little popcorn girl I will not eat you today. Though I do not think that such a small and tiny being will ever be able to help me. He went on his way. 

Many years later ( Popcorn girl now older but still very small and tiny ) was out collecting flowers in a meadow for her wedding. All of a sudden she heard a terrible sound. Caaaaaaw!, Caaaaaw! Oh no she immediately thought someone is in trouble and she ran quickly towards the sound. It was the same crow that had let her go many years ago. He had tangled himself up in some string and was unable to get free of it. When he saw popcorn girl he looked at her with tears in his eyes. He said " Oh Popcorn girl I have been tangled in this thread for two nights and a day" I am hungry and thirsty and fear that if I do not get free soon I will surely die." Popcorn girl told Mr. Crow not to worry. She would hold true to her promise and free him. Well the string was in quiet a tangle but popcorn girl had very tiny, small and dainty fingers that were quick and nimble. She untied the string and freed Mr. Crow. Just as she had promised.

Many days and many nights later the two remain friends. Mr. Crow made sure to never again judge a person by his or her size.

Poison Apple NYC- take a big bite!

These earrings are too cool for school! 
Hmmm.. wear them there anyway.
Take a bite (a big bite)

Yellow- Etsy finds

The days of cold and clouds are coming. Warm them up a little with a splash of sunny yellow.
a few items from the shop of

Glimpses of Beyond

Where ghosts sit                by

Who dosn't love a good ghost story.  The stories on this site are sure to put you in the mood for Halloween.

Baba Yaga's house

I made this piece awhile ago. In it is a photo I took of the most perfect story book picture house. Its located in Shirley Ma. The man who had it built has two of these houses. I have only seen the one. All I could think when  first saw it was I need to use that house somehow. This is what I came up with.

Droooooool more delicious Etsy finds

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin. These etchings are by

They remind me of Edward Gorey's work a bit. At the same time they are truly original. Each of the pieces are limited editions and are signed and numbered by the artist. There are quite a number of them to look at before deciding your favorite, though with Christmass sneaking up on us I am sure they will not be around long. So why are you still here!

yawn.... Good morning?

Started with my daughter screaming because she had to take a shower. I don't mean just a little crying either. I mean full out from the bowls of Hell screaming! 
Somehow my husband got her to get in and after a few minutes the devil evacuated and she started having fun in the tub.