The End of an Era
The Kingdom was a shadow of its former self – colder, harder, less fruitful. Leaving one’s home was not a thing one did, once. But people did it all the time now.
It wasn’t his fault. People told him he was one of the best Kings that ever was, in his time. The shifting wind was as inevitable as change itself. Change is good.
None of his children wanted the red crown, which pained him some. In fact, only one of his children remained in the village. One of seven. He knew she would leave too one day, but she would not abandon him here while he lived.
Some are always left behind, when the times change. And the times always change.
A hearty thank you to everyone who participated in this excellent swap, or appreciated the cards posted here and elsewhere! I am a little sad it is over, but all the returns have been allocated as best I could, and shall be mailed out Monday. If you’re wondering, of course I wanted to keep them all! (With my own swap set and host cards, I did get to keep 18 of them!) Have a look at the full 98! (Sorry for the glare!)
(Click for a closer look) I don’t know about you, but I find it all quite inspirational. Makes me want to do more and better art!
[The artists’ iatcs galleries: IvoryPeony, jmmbarkovich, CindyD, TempestStudios, ArtAddict, SilverSweet, Oddbreed, Heidieeh, AnnD, mnscheu, mtncranium, Artistically, amberskyfire, Amerasu, nzflutterby, SellyBellyChan, sopranino, waughtercolors, art_junkie, IceKat, catpratt, Chronata]
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