I do apologise for my posts this past week as I did schedule them all last Saturday due to being in pain. Well you will all be pleased to know that last night I had a really good sleep after having a week of pain. I lost a crown/filling last Thursday night and it was so deep it disturbed the nerve. My tooth was also quite sharp and kept cutting my mouth. My mouth is still sore but after visiting the dentist yesterday I now have a temporary filling and at the moment it is all good. It will get sorted out properly on the 16th May.
So this it the penultimate post on the A to Z Challenge…. It has gone so fast.
Y is for…
Y A O
Yao appears in the animated movie Mulan as solider in the Chinese Army. Yao is usually found with his friends Ling and Chien Po.
Yao is the shortest of the Trio and also appears to think himself the leader of the three. Yao is also quick tempered and Chien Po is often required to cool him down. Yao initially dislikes Mulan due to Mushu insulting him, however they later become friends.
Yao, Ling and Chien Po help Mulan as she saves the Emperor by dressing as concubines. This is the image I chose to draw as I love that part of the movie.
Mulan definitely appears in my Top 10 Disney Movies.
I hope you like today’s drawing. See you tomorrow for Z… the last day… sob!!
O L A F
I like warm hugs
When we went to Disney World there was a show on a couple of times during the day at the Castle. The show was called the Friendship Fair. It featured Tangled, The Princess and The Frog and of course Frozen. No matter where you were in the park you always knew when Olaf came on the stage, he always got the loudest cheer.
I think you would have to have been living under a rock not to know this snowman is from Disney’s Frozen. I’m not a big Frozen fan but I do like his song, In Summer.
I hope you like my drawing today. I do like Olaf and I think he is fun character…
See you tomorrow for P…
N A N A
I think Nana is such a pretty dog, I love her long eyelashes. Nana is a Saint Bernard who is the Nursemaid to the Darling children in Peter Pan.
Nana is a very caring dog and cherishes the Darling children so much she treats them like her own pups. Nana is quite a clever dog too, she knows her ABC’s. When Nana tidies the Nursery she is not happy till the bricks are in the right order.
One of the best scenes with Nana is when the Darling children are on their maiden flight to Neverland. Michael sprinkles some fairy dust on the concerned dog. Nana however is held back from following them by her leash and you see her wave the children goodbye.
I hope you like today’s post. See you tomorrow for O…
M U S E S
“We are the Muses! Goddess’s of the Arts and proclaimers of Hero’s.”
The animated adventure of Hercules introduces the Muses as Narrators who tell the tales of Ancient Greece in gospel choir style.
In Ancient Greece there were nine Muses but only five of them appear in Hercules.
Calliope (in the Middle) she is the tallest of the five and is the Muse of Epic Poetry.
Clio – (left of Calliope) the Muse of History.
Thalia – (far left -and plump) the Muse of Comedy, she also plays the trumpet and is known to cause mischief.
Terpsicore – (far right – struggled with her as she nearly ended up looking like Groot) – the Muse of Dance
Melpomene – (right of Calliope) the Muse of Tragedy.
The Muses are used to tell the story of Hercules throughout the movie. Their first song is the Gospel Truth which tells the tale of how Zeus defeated the Titans. The next is Zero to Hero which gives details of how popular Hercules has become and their last song a Star is Born is when Hercules is declared a true hero.
My favourite song which they feature in “I won’t say (I’m in Love)”. Megara takes the lead in the song and the Muses appear in various forms as her backing singers. Manifesting as statues, engravings and busts.
So, that is my last drawing for the week. Below are all the drawings together on my wall.
You may have noticed but Ed has been painted. They look quite good on the wall altogether, though a little wonky.
Hope you are enjoying my posts.
See you on Monday for the letter N…
H U G O
Hugo is one of a trio of gargoyles who come to life in the animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released by Walt Disney pictures in 1996 and tells the story of the lonely hunchback Quasimodo. Quasimodo is held captive in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Hugo along with his gargoyle counterparts, Victor and Lavine come to life to keep Quasimodo company. There is some conjecture as to whether they are really coming to life or if they were conjured by Quasimodo’s imagination due to loneliness. Either way they feature in the movie.
Victor and Hugo are of course a shout out to the author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo. I am not sure where Lavine’s name comes from?
Even though I have a soft spot for all the gargoyles in this movie I chose Victor cause he makes me laugh. Hugo is the most flamboyant and comical out of the trio. I love it when others draw Esmeralda and he draws her goat. Hugo appears to have a romantic fascination with Esmeralda’s goat, which is comical and maybe slightly disturbing.
When he is not animated his mouth is always open due to this a bird nested in it.
I hope you enjoyed my post for H… See you tomorrow for I…
A R O M A N C E
There are so many great romances to choose from so I am going to go with my favourite. One that I feel is one of the greatest yet under-rated romances in the history of literature. Everyone focus’s on Darcy and Elizabeth but for me it is Wentworth and Anne.
P E R S U A S I O N
Persuasion was the last novel to be completed by Jane Austen and was published about 6 months after her death.
It is about a young woman named Anne Elliot who is considered an old spinster at the age of 27 years old. In her younger years she fell in love with a young sailor and due to some ill advice from a family friend, turned down his offer of marriage. Fast forward 7 years and the young sailor is back on the scene with a promotion now called Captain Wentworth.
Personally I find this love story between Miss Elliot and Captain Wentworth one of the most endearing in Jane Austen’s repertoire.
A C R I M E O R T H I L L E R B O O K
I am typing this on my I-pad so I’m not to sure how this post is going to look. I am going to have to edit this post tomorrow but I didn’t want to miss another day. Though I’m not Procrastinating today, I’m actually moving my bedroom around and currently up to my eyes in craft stuff, books and various other pieces of junk I have accumulated.
When it comes to crime and thriller novels it is a genre in which I am severely lacking. I also mean to expand my reading pallet but it never quite happens.
T E L L N O O N E
It has been so long since I read this book that I cannot remember much about it, other than I found the concept interesting.