handmade bookmark inspired by asturias’ anthem

About National Anthems and other random thoughts…

My rendering of an Etruscan horse, looks like an imaginary beastTomorrow we’re singing the anthem of Asturias, and it sounds like a love song to me. My National Anthem talks about war and I’ve always felt (with all due respect) that it’s violent having children sing it. And even as a grown up I really wish I could instead sing something beautiful and inspiring!
I was thinking all this as I was drawing and I came up with the idea of making up my own words for the fictitious anthem of a fictitious land that says only sweet things if possible.
So I was attempting to make my version of an Etruscan horse again, except mine came out as an undefined beast. Perfect for a fictitious land!Here is my beast complete at last! it looks a little greek
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I think my beast looks a little Greek.
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It will need plants and waterfalls!
I drew a river with a cascade and lush vegetation around him
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And whirls of wind to sing through the water and purple sunsets, if it matches the color scheme I have in mind… Maybe I should make more than one.
Some water splashing out from the river and large exotic leaves
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A sun so high up in a huge sky that houses my wonderful fantastic land for my smug, beautiful beast! This is what I was able to do for today, I hope to be able to make many more things tomorrow before the choir sings!
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I don’t really feel like writing over my drawing anymore, I will make a bookmark with it for my Etsy shop and perhaps will continue to explore the idea I had when I started. Days seem to speed by and I feel so tired right now, but that’s good, it means I will be up early in the morning :)

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