Myth or Madness?

“There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. And where the thought is mighty and pure, the result is mighty and pure.
–Gandhi

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Myth or Madness? – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Ink

Myth is the word of the week for Illustration Friday.  I used that to inspire me when I painted this for my friend, Bobby Ott’s 70th birthday card.

Legend has it… there is a wonderful little place called Ott, where some tiny little magical people live.  It is thought that they are protected by a large, but affectionate creature who  has never been seen by humans…. until now.

Inside this Birthday card, I told Bobby that as he gets older and has an occasion to question his sanity, all he has to do is pull out this card to affirm that no matter how crazy he may seem…. there is at least one person crazier than him.  (me)  He giggled when I gave it to him.

Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948)  was the last child of his father (Karamchand Gandhi) and his father’s fourth wife (Putlibai). During his youth, Mohandas Gandhi was shy, soft-spoken, and only a mediocre student at school. Although generally an obedient child, at one point Gandhi experimented with eating meat, smoking, and a small amount of stealing — all of which he later regretted. At age 13, Gandhi married Kasturba (also spelled Kasturbai) in an arranged marriage. Kasturba bore Gandhi four sons and supported Gandhi’s endeavors until her death in 1944.

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:34:19

    Love this card and the story behind Ott!!! Fantastic!!! ~Sophia

    Reply

  2. Cindy D
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:08:16

    Very cool mythical creature. And so cute and he does look very affectionate! I would like to pet him. I love the teeny city in the background too!

    Reply

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