Hi Friends!

Happy Thursday!  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 4 prompt of SLEEP 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 (again) are 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!
Snowdrop was also finally asleep, cold and alone.  She was dreaming of being safe in her human’s arms.  She woke hearing Midnight calling her name, and she realised how much she missed her friend and her human and her very comfortable home.  She decided it was time to go home but how to get there?
Midnight was now very worried and had reached out across the cat network asking all cats to look out for his missing friend who was on an adventure but he really wished she would come home soon.

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

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


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November 18, 2023 11:08 pm

Oh what a good story you tell! It will have a happy ending I hope! I love all of your pages so far and it’s good to read about what’s happening! Thanks for sharing at AJJ, hugs, Chrisx

Jo - Let's Art Journal
November 17, 2023 7:00 pm

Beautiful page! Loving how you depicted sleep – perfect ?. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ! Hugs, Jo x

November 17, 2023 3:18 am

Wow these are really wonderful. Your art is excellent. I hope you add these to FFO. I will be back tomorrow.

Erika N
November 16, 2023 12:35 pm

Poor Snowdrop. It must be scary to be alone, sleeping out in the wild after being used to sleeping in a warm house on something soft. I’m glad Midnight’s telepathic thoughts are getting through. I hope she figures out how to manage that journey home. 🙂 Hope you’re having a super Thursday Elle, and I’m glad you’ve linked up to AJJ for Jo’s challenge. Thank you. hugs-Erika

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