Melinama does Illustration Friday: "Balloon."
I was a Russian language and literature major in college and was fascinated by icons. The halos look like gold balloons.
The gentleman farmer invited me to have Thanksgiving dinner with his interesting friends and as they all got more into their cups, he confided to the assembly that he does not believe in God but he does believe in a fairy godmother, "like Cinderella had."
This inspired me to paint him an icon of that iconic fairy godmother. Hope he likes it. (Click for a larger view.)
The words are from her famous song, "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" (I thought it was "Bippity Boppity Boo," thanks Google), and one of her heartwarming speeches to Cinderella.
Below, for comparison, two icons of Saint Genevieve.
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