Posted on December 7, 2015

Season of Magic Week 3: There’s no place like home…

I always loved The Wizard of Oz as a child: it fascinated me with all its wonder and colour and magic, but it scared me too.

I wanted to walk – or skip or dance – along the yellow brick road, and I wanted those ruby slippers!

Near the end when Dorothy taps her heels together and chants: ‘There’s no place like home’ , her fantasy dream world seemed like the kind of place I’d rather be than my own little world, but then nothing lasts forever.

My art journal page (singular, *sob*) for this week (or really last week) conjures that sense of being trapped in a strange (parallel?) universe (or ‘multi-verse’), where your mind can’t make sense of what is happening and is working in overdrive:

'There's no place like home' - Season of Magic art journal page

The music is loud and the images are strange and patterns collide in your field of vision and you want it all to stop. There’s a vortex and the world is spinning and there’s gaps in the floor and if you tread on a line then you fall down the rabbit hole and, and…

Because: ‘there’s no place like home’.

Sometimes nothing beats being at home, sleeping in your own bed, drinking a nice cup of tea. But I won’t be at home this week, I’ll be in Krakow. I hope I don’t have to use Dorothy’s trick!

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  • Reply Deb Baker December 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I love this so much. Probably because Wizard of Oz is an absolute all time favourite family movie in our house. My kids have that same relationship with it. They love it – fascinated and scared by it at the same time. It is one of those movies they ask to watch over and over again. Your page has really captured that. x
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    • Reply daintydora December 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Aw, thanks Deb. Yes it’s definitely one to watch over and over again, especially as a child as you try to absorb all the fantastical layers.

      Have a magical New Year! xx

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