Hi Friends!

Happy Wednesday!  We are experiencing a lot of heavy rain and warmer temps than the frosty temps of the weekend.  I went to yoga this morning and could see many fields and roads were flooded.  As I mentioned on Monday, this month I am participating in Folktale Week which is a one week challenge that takes place mainly on instagram and other social media.  The instagram link is here for the challenge or you can read a bit more about it on this blog though the post is two years old.

Today’s Art . . .

Today’s art is my page for the Day 3 prompt of SEA for #FolktaleWeek and since it is nature based it is also a journal page for Jo’s theme this month on Art Journal Journey – Nature. My nature elements water, cats, fish and mer-cats!

I haven’t provided any context for my pages so far, so here is the story so far.

Snowdrop and Midnight were having a conversation. The two housecats had been watching
a lot of adventure shows and Snowdrop was getting restless. I want to go on an adventure she said. Midnight frowned, and said, adventures can be dangerous for housecats like us and not to be recommended. I’m not scared said Snowdrop, just look at all the amazing places we could go – all those new smells! Don’t you want to come with me? Snowdrop didn’t wait for an answer, she opened the back door and ran off down the garden, heading towards the woods beyond the fence.

Midnight was feeling anxious for his friend and his human who had come home to find Snowdrop was missing.  Midnight tried to tell her that Snowdrop was only on an adventure but his human was so worried, she couldn’t hear him.
Meanwhile, Snowdrop had spent hours investigating the woods, chasing rabbits and butterflies, and generally having fun.  She ran deeper and deeper into the woods and before she knew it, it was getting dark and she was LOST.

Next day Midnight decided to get help from his friend Ink as his human had cried herself to sleep and didn’t know what to do. Midnight went to Ink’s Shoppe where she specialised in portraits and postcards for friends. Midnight told her what he wanted and she produced a poster he could pin up to help find Snowdrop.


Meanwhile, after a cold night in the forest, a nervous Snowdrop eventually found her way out of the forest but it was not the same way that she came in.  Before her was more water than she had ever seen before.  Getting her sense of adventure back again, she jumped into a boat that was on the shore, and headed off hoping to reach the other side – if there was another side.  Before too long, she spotted first, a pair of cat ears, and then a full head emerging from the water.  It was a mer-cat, no, wait, it was three mer-cats bobbing about in the waves sunning themselves.   They floated over to the little boat and asked Snowdrop where she was going.  She told them she was on a grand adventure.  A big adventure indeed for a little housecat they said.  We will help you, and they got behind her little boat and guided it across the sea loch, for that was what it was.
Midnight was home after displaying his missing cat poster on the front gate.  His nap was overdue and he nodded off, dreaming of Snowdrop, fish and a waving flag. What a strange dream!

That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for the next episode!

EDIT:  Oh and I just discovered that I won the Creative Artiste October #98 challenge!  The journal page they choose was this one, which was done for Neet’s In Gear theme that month.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading and Happy Journalling!


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November 20, 2023 10:56 pm

Congratulations on the win – well deserved! I’m not so good on small boats so I would look a bit like Snowdrop! Thanks for sharing again at AJJ, hugs, Chrisx

Erika N
November 16, 2023 12:17 pm

I’m going to comment backwards. Congrats on your CReative Artiste win Elle. That was a really cool page. And I am glad Snowdrop made it out of the woods. I like the page you added for this story with the missing poster. The cats tail dripping ink and all the blobs is a great idea. 🙂 And Poor Snowdrop. She looks pretty scared on that boat. I hope the mercats help her get to shore and home. I like how you’re creating a story as you go. Was that part of the challenge? Fun page, and thanks for joining us at AJJ with it for Jo’s challenge. I’m looking forward to the next installment. hugs-Erika

November 16, 2023 9:30 am

Oh WOW, Congratulations on your win. Glad the cogs inspired the page.
Love your story, how lovely is that and the pictures of the mer-cats. What a truly inspired idea. I am going to go and seek out your other earlier page.
Hugs, Neet xx

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