the altered tortoise on the Island

Nora Fraser

Winnipeg, Canada

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This illustration goes with the story:My night time dream
I used water colour and acrylic on d’arches paper.I used a small amount of pen ink to make a border on the frog. This is is a painting intended to support the story placed here and perhaps in a children’s book in the near future.

The image arrived last night
A dream floating through my May memories
Why not?
Why?
Painting:
The Galapagos tortoise bearing the shell in the design of a poppy
The heavy and weighty shell becomes light and magically fragile and yet contains the strength of creativity on the parchment paper

How did this come about to be?

The tortoise is walking on the sandy beach with the heavy burden of the past weighting him to the earth. He sees the tourist seeing him and he recalls a dastardly character from 150 years ago. He blinks and blinks and the impression of evil attempting to destroy him forms a screen in front of him. He thinks with all of his might and he alters his heavy shell to a fragile flower bloom of the poppy: family: papaveraceae and genus: hunnemannia and then his speed picks up and he rushes behind a rocky shelter and smiles cleverly.

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