Well I finally made it - here is my postcard for week 2 of Darcy's challenge. This weeks country is Spain and I found a traditional Spanish folk-tale called Medio Pollito (meaning Half Chick) which I based my card on.
'Medio Popllito is a little black Spanish cockerel chick born with one leg, one eye, one wing - hence the half chick name. He got bored with life on a dull farmyard, with nothing but a dreary maize field to look at and headed off to Madrid to see the King. The tale describes how on his journey he came across Water, Fire and Wind who needed his help but he rudely refused them all. Eventually as the story progresses Medio Politto needs the help of these elements in retun but of course they remind him of his earlier rudeness and leave him to his fate. The story concludes with the wind swirling Medio Politto up onto the highest steeple in Madrid and there the wind left Little Half Chick standing on his one leg and looking off over the world with his one eye. Whichever way the wind blows that way must Little Half Chick turn. He can never step down, for this is the story of the first weather-cock.'
And here is how my postcard looks in my book - I have written a synopsis of the story over the page which I painted and stamped on first. The Postcard is held in the photo corners I won last week form Darcy - they were perfect for the job!
I had a blonde moment and forgot to take a pic of the back so until I get round to that it reads -
The Little Darlings have been very naughty but they enjoyed the Spanish fairy tale Medio Pollito you told me about. You will have to look out for him when you are in Madrid. I miss you, write back soon... lots of Love, Twinkle xx