You might have wondered why my drawing for the joined blog post “Fantasy” (The Strix) that I´ve just reblogged, shows the word “Fantasy” in its not so different German spelling “Fantasie”.
That´s because there´s a picture behind the picture. 😉
When I was in school – which is a terrifyingly long time ago now – we students were asked to come up with different kinds of certificates for a project. Most students chose the classic topics like sports, good grades, etc.
But I always thought that fantasy should be rewarded and so I designed this certificate for it.
When my friend Patty asked me if I would like to contribute more regularly to The Strix for the next months, she emphasized that it would be possible for me to use older drawings or paintings as well, as long as they fit the theme.
As it happens, I came across my old art projects for school a couple of days before she asked me, and I immediately thought: “That´s it!” when she told that this topic´s theme would be “Fantasy”.
So that´s why, it is “Fantasie” instead of “Fantasy”. 😉
Side note: My art teacher gave me a “B” for my effort. Somehow that still makes me sad ´cause I rather liked it as it was so different from everyone else´s…