Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dandelions

Today's 30 paintings in 30 days is inspired by Jackie and the Magic Dandelion by Daniel J. Moore.


"Making Wishes" 8.5" x 12" Acrylic on Sheet Music
Prints and other merchandise available for purchase at http://society6.com/JaninWise/Making-Wishes-KDq
One of my all time favorite flowers is the dandelion because as I've said before: Dandelions are little flowers, that never fail to come back, no matter how hard they are squashed.  It is a flower of determination.  And optimism.  And hope.  And wishes.   

“The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.” - Anonymous

Which is actually a fantastic quote to tie in to Jackie and the Magic Dandelion, as it's about seeing the world through new eyes.


Jackie and the Magic Dandelion

"Jackie's old life ends and her new adventure begins when an ill conceived wish to be as tiny as an ant sends her spiraling through the stars and into an amazing world she never expects. She spends the next week riding dragonflies high in the air, sailing homemade boats past hungry goldfish and giant frogs, fighting battles to save underground ant cities, climbing tall trees on the backs of huge wooly caterpillars and searching for deadly black widow spiders, all in her quest to find the "magic" she needs to get back home. Things turn nasty when Stinger, a deadly wasp, and his minions show up and cause trouble for everyone. Jackie must team up with her new friends, Drago the dragonfly, Anton the ant and her reluctant hero, The Mantis, if she is going to stop Stinger from taking over the park and if she hopes to have any chance of ever making it back home again."

I received a copy of Daniel J. Moore's Jackie and the Magic Dandelion free through Goodread's First Reads.

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