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My mum bought my daughter a wonderful book of Oscar Wilde kids stories when she was very little. They were among our faves at bedtime. Stories are just the best thing about bedtime, yes? Stories and cuddles :)
My design is inspired by the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde 'The Selfish Giant' (published 1888). A lovely tale about doing the right thing.
The Selfish Giant owns a beautiful garden which he builds a wall around to stop the children playing in it. The garden falls into perpetual winter. One day the children find a gap in the wall and the garden blooms again except for one corner. He helps the small boy in the winter corner up into the tree's branches "It is your garden now, little children". He knocks down the wall. He does not see the small boy he helped again and this makes him sad. Then one winter morning the giant sees the boy in a part of the garden in full blossom. The child is the Christ child. "You let Me play once in your garden, today you shall come with Me to My garden, which is Paradise." The giant dies happy.
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thank you Kimberly xxx
Posted 11 months ago.
Great story and illustration!
:D thank you Boo! xxx
Posted about 2 years ago.
Beautiful design Sharon, and a wonderful inspiration too. Haven't heard that story for a long time. Makes me feel like cuddling up in bed with some Wilde...
thank you Su xxx
Posted over 2 years ago.
Looks fabulous printed!
on KONA cotton
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thanks ever so Eloisa xxx
I love this design, Sharon!!! But that's not a surprise, is it? lol. Good luck!!
thanks Amy! xxx
Ooooh, what a fun and delightful design, Sharon!
awww thanks Pat! xxx
OMG...i remember that story...only makes your design even more amazing Sharon.
Girl you can DRAW!!!!
close up of restricted and full colour versions :)
thanks ever so Su and Rhonda :) I'll post a close up Su! xxx
This evocative tale of Oscar Wilde's has inspired you to create a gem of a design, Sharon!
Charming and lovely! We need more swatch view so we can see all your lovely illustrations! I really like your approach to the Contest theme too: stories and bedtime - a nice connection! And love your retell of that Oscar Wilde tale too.
thank you Kathleen xxx
Love the look of a paper cutout "floating" on the purple.
I just love Oscar Wilde! Thank you Kelly xxx
what a beautiful story, and I love your illustrations for it!
thank you Julie xxx
Beautiful illustrations Sharon!
thank you Victoria, thank you Rebel xxx
Looooooooove this. So much detail!!
These are lovely illustrations of a lovely story. Nice idea to illustrate a favorite bedtime story for the theme.
thank you Marta xxx
oh wow! fantastic design!
thanks Ceri, Tina and vo :) xxx
Fabu design and great idea Sharon!
Fabulous Sharon! Great idea, wonderfully executed.
thanks so much Alex :) xxx
Wonderful!!! Such a great story, the swatch view is lovely really shows off your drawing.
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