Happy St. Patrick’s day my radiant sunshines!
Okay, last weekend I realized that St. Patrick’s Day was right around the corner and I was struck with inspiration for a cute short story all around the color green. I’ve shared it with some little ones who have absolutely loved it. I’ve also started a few sketches for the illustrations, which I’m happy to give a sneak peek of.
They say if you eat too much, you’ll dream strange things. Well, last night I think I ate too many things that were green!
You see, as I laid curled up nice and snug beneath the covers, I had green things dancing in my head.
First, I dreamed that my bed turned into an old Volkswagen bus roaming through green winding hills.
Then, into an emerald green spaceship taking me to the moon where I met and talked with Sprocket the space cat.
Next, I began my descent from the moon. I said goodbye to Sprocket as I traded him my spaceship for his hot air balloon.
Coming back to earth, flying high through the sky I saw many strange things. Whatever did I see, you ask?
It all started when I was sailing over the jungle, I swear I saw a giant green gorilla eating plantains!
Crossing over the Blue Lagoon I saw a turtle wearing goggles doing backstrokes.
Then, as I neared my house, I saw a crocodile wearing a Tootoo dancing down my street!
Finally, safe back in my own room, I thought it was all over, that’s when I saw a chameleon looking at me!
I opened my eyes wide and said, “today I’m only eating things that are red!”
Okay, granted this story could be a future children’s storybook or book series. It’s still got a long road before all the I’ll be complete. It was a fun and interesting adventure outside my usual writing preferences. I invite any and all feedback and thoughts my radiant lights love to shine upon this project.
Here’s to a week filled with many colors to bring happiness and adventure to each and every day! ❤️