The Kick-About #12 ‘The Cottingley Fairies’

This is the kind of magical thinking that the world needs now…

Red's Kingdom


It’s tempting to draw the obvious conclusion from the recent choice of prompts offered up by the kick-about artists of late. Last time it was the exoplanet Trappist 1e, with its promise of new beginnings ‘off-world’, and an escape from this one, which seems smaller by the day and rather dimmed. This week it’s fairies – or more accurately, the need to go on believing in them, a yearning for something as-yet-unspoiled and magical. In these different ways, we seem preoccupied with escapism and realms more expansive than those afforded by our current circumstances.


Julien Van Wallendael

“I saw something about the Cottingley Fairies being the theme of the month on your blog, so I put this together last night as a response… I was mainly driven by the need to figure out something that could be done in one sitting! The Cottingley Fairies case exposes all at once…

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10 responses to “The Kick-About #12 ‘The Cottingley Fairies’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Cheers Kerfe 🙂 I hope you and the birdlings are feeling chirpy today.

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  2. robbiesinspiration says :

    The artwork on display is amazing, Kerfe. Thank you for introducing me to Red’s Kingdom.

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  3. Jane Dougherty says :

    Lovely to see the birdlings flitting about among the fairies. I loved Judy Watson’s illustrations too.

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  4. Mother Wintermoon says :

    A beautiful interlude to soothe the soul. Thank you for sharing the energy we need right now to lift our spirts and find solace in the magical realms.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. areadingwriter says :

    The art in lines and words are brilliant.

    Like

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