Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s Blog is something blue?
Not this week.
I decided to finish that mother and child parchment this evening,
and for some reason thought that warm reds and yellows would be better.
Also, I have been prepping the demos for Sunday’s TV show,
and blue has been the preferred couleur all day!
So here’s a very simple colouring exercise,
using the Distress Markers.
They were very happy, and all was well.
But one day, another woman came to the village,
an unpleasant woman,
and took the child for her own,
telling the villagers it was her boy.
The young mother was very distraught
and ran to fetch the Elder of the village.
He came, looked at the two women, and said,
“We shall see who is the real Mother.”
With that he drew a chalk circle on the ground
and placed the child in the circle.
He told the women to stand at either side of the child,
outside the circle. Each was to take one of the boy’s hands,
and at his behest (good word),
to pull the child towards them.
“She who gets the child out of the circle is the real mother”,
This they did.
Both took a little hand, and at the Elder’s command,
each started to pull the child towards them.
The child cried out in pain,
because the women were pulling him in opposite directions,
and stretching his little arms.
The young mother let go immediately,
because she could not bear to hurt her baby.
So the stranger pulled the child out of the chalk circle
and cradled it in her arms.
The Elder took the child from the woman,
and handed him to the other woman.
“This is the real mother.
She who would rather lose the child than see it suffer.”
With that, he banished the false woman,
and went back to his crossword.
Sorry, couldn’t resist!
No, not his crossword.
Come on! Help me out!
With that he banished the false woman and went back to?
Answers below please! xxxxx
love and hugs,
This is my very loose take on Bertolt Brecht’s play:
The Caucasian Chalk Circle.