May 17, 2017

Little Thief



little squirrel saw a
ruby necklace
took it for his own

but when the fairy turns him into stone
he might wish he had left it alone
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a later thought: 
The little squirrel is only turned to stone for 3 min, but that might seem like a lifetime to a squirrel. We must remember stones are living beings, so not so bad a punishment once one relaxes into it.
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I had a little trouble coming up with a story for this one.
For fun, if a story comes to you
share it in the comments

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33 comments:

  1. Oh, I can never think of a story on cue! I might have to revisit this one. All I can add is charming!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I do understand.

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  2. squirrels can be rather naughty so I can imagine him taking her ruby necklace.. but just for fun.. returning it to her when the day is done...

    I love the artwork, tammie :)

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    1. Yes, they can be naughty. I have been watching the ones in my forest doing all sorts of things and yes taking what they want.
      I love the thought of returning it when the day is done. Another thought, it is only turned to stone for 3 min, but that might seem like a lifetime to a squirrel. We must remember stones are living beings, so not so bad a punishment once one relaxes into it.

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    2. I hadn't thought of it like that. the slow wisdom of the stone people has touched you :)

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    3. The slow wisdom of the stone people. I like that.

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  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Il est adorable ce petit écureuil assis sur les cailloux... Sur le croquis de ma prochaine peinture j'ai dessiné un chipmunk assis sur une pierre dégustant une pomme !...
    Le tien est génial avec les perles... même si c'est un petit voleur !!
    Très belle illustration.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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    1. I have to come see your chipmunk! Thank you for enjoying.

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  4. Hallo, dear Tammie, I have the imagination, that you lost your gem and made this charming artwork and nice story with the squirrel. So everyone has to be careful, because you like to change everything into art and tales! :))) Some people know, that I do this with everything surrounding or meeting me :)

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    1. I like considering your interpretation. Thank you Dori.

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  5. Such a fun little story, and a lovely painting. Charming!

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  6. What a mischievous little squirrel! Cute drawing!

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    1. I agree, mischievious! ;-)
      Thank you Jennifer.

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  7. the squirrel was once a human man that the blond fairy turned into a squirrel to teach him a lesson but he fled from her before she could turn him back. years later, she found him again. by then, the squirrel had lost all his human memory but his urge to steal remained, so the fairy decided to let him stay a squirrel. lame story?

    cute drawing, I like her hairstyle and her dance-like prose.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Not a lame story! I truly like it and it seems to have the old world fairy tale flavor to it.
      I have had squirrels on my porch today and if i move anything around they take note and see if they want any part of it.

      I left a forest mushroom on the steps yesterday and a squirrel stole it. But actually I left it there for the squirrel.

      Thank you for enjoying Lissa.

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  8. Ah,I like the idea of Madame le Fae at edged of day
    leaving a mushroom, and sly as could be,
    Little squirrel, curious, carrying that off...
    Forgetting the necklace in his haste!

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    1. I love that idea. So fun.
      Thank you Nadya.

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  9. What a fun painting, love the verse to go with it. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  10. another delightful painting Tammie Lee. And congrats on being featured at PPF this week!

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  11. Oh how charming, I love the little story too.

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  12. Loving your shadow work!

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  13. this is just adorable. The rocks you painted and the shadow on the ground are especially wonderful. Great imagination. visiting from PPF.

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  14. Maybe the necklace is a rosary and the squirrel is praying that the fairy doesn't turn him to stone!

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    1. I love that thought ;-)
      Thank you.

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  15. This is a delightful story with fantastic art. Your are a true artists.

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole, such a lovely thing to say and for me to hear.

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  16. Your story and illustration is as charming as can be! Happy PPF!

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  17. I love it!! Perfection.... the illustration is so adorable...and the words match perfectly! I think this is a great lesson for children too... These recent images will make a great book!! Congratulations being featured on ppf too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Ha Tammie , je tekeningen zijn altijd sprookjes achtig mooi!!
    en nu met verhaal , dat spreekt nog meer....
    wens je een mooie week.
    groetjes Christiene.

    Ha Tammie, your drawings are always fairy beautiful!
    And now with story, that matters more ....
    Wish you a nice week
    Greetings christiene

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  19. I think the story you came up with is perfect for this delightful drawing ...Congrats on being the featured artist on PPF!

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  20. That's really cute Tammie Lee, I love it! The poem made me smile. :)

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