The Great Space Race by Melanie Pople

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Acrylic and oil on stretch canvas
The Great Space Race

Some would have said that theirs was a strange friendship – perhaps it was – it was certainly uncommon. Beanie met Trixie the crow when she was just a kitten. Originally she had intended making a meal of Trixie, but changed her mind as she watched the crow take to the air.
Something stirred deep inside Beanie that day, something that would change her life forever. This is where her dreams of flight began. Needless to say all the others cats thought she was crazy. What cat in their right mind would want to fly?
Beanie knew she had landed on her feet. And so, with her family (who would support her dreams no matter how crazy they appeared) and with Trixie’s encouragement from above, Beanie achieved flight. They where short bursts to start, but over time Beanie learnt to ride the air currents on her paper plane as if it was second nature. Beanie and Trixie spent so much time chasing each other through the sky they became sister of a sort and easily shrugged off the stares of others. Then came a day Trixie told Beanie of a Race. It was a race that all lovers of flight wanted to win, the prize was three wishes granted and the competition was cut throat. Beanie just knew together they could win and they needed to start training now, for “The Great Space Race”.

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acrylic, cat, bird, crow, flying, sky, clouds, maps

Born in the hills of Perth, Western Australia I grew up with a love of nature.
Imagination and creativity was valued in our house, what others may have called weird, I called wonderful! I attended the school of hard knocks and taught myself to draw and paint.

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    I like this composition,what a great idea you had. Excellent execution. I see you gave this works some thoughts; no elements are randomly painted :)

  • Thanks very much Mary. I painted this for my sister so yes it was given allot of thought :)

    – Melanie Pople

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 4 years ago

    this would look good in a picture book….lovely

  • Thanks muchly Pam. I am on my way to putting a collection of these together for a picture book :)

    – Melanie Pople

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Very imaginitive and well done!

  • Thanks Cindy :)

    – Melanie Pople

  • Barrie Daniels
    Barrie Danielsabout 4 years ago

    incredible imagination, this is something I think we’d all like to create…
    Thanks for sharing it and all the best!

  • Aww thanks very much Barrie, very kind of you to say!

    – Melanie Pople

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonalmost 4 years ago

    cool! this is wonderful

  • Thanks Maria :)

    – Melanie Pople

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    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 4 years ago



  • Thanks so very much ♥

    – Melanie Pople

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 3 years ago

    Oh, this is wonderful!

  • Thanks very much Evelyn :)

    – Melanie Pople

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