My entry for this month's Nibblefest Art Contest, October's theme being "Fantasy"....
"Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand,
And the youth, mistook by me,
Pleading for a lover's fee.
Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
~As quoted by Puck, in Will Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
I adore the Bard and often find
myself looking toward his works for inspiration, therefore I saw this
month's theme as the perfect excuse to indulge my Shakespeare fetish.
His comedy, "A
Midsummer Night's Dream", is for me the ultimate Fantasy -- set in a
mysterious woods at night, complete with fairy spirits and forest
sprites, it is a hilarious tale of madcap mix-ups, miscalculations and
mischievous mayhem. One example is when the sweetly foolish character
named "Bottom", a laborer from the nearby town, has the misfortune of
having his head magically turned into that of a donkey's, thanks to the
sprite, Puck, after Puck surreptitiously overhears Bottom pontificating
pompously to a group of friends. Another example is when the Fairy
King, 'Oberon', seeking revenge after quarreling with his Queen,
'Titania', applies magical drops to her eyes while she sleeps, casting a
spell on her. The first living thing she is to lay her eyes on upon
waking will become her romantic obsession. And who it is that the proud
and beautiful Fairy Queen's eye first spies...? The hapless,
donkey-headed "Bottom" but of course! So now Titania has fallen
hopelessly head-over-heels in love with the buffoon, Bottom, while much
"Titania and Bottom" from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.....
Third Place Award
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