At The Ursula Academy For The Supernaturally Gifted, Fawn Fielding Enjoyed Medieval Poetry, Spoke Fluent Italian, And Possessed Above Average Telekinetic Abilities.

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At The Ursula Academy For The Supernaturally Gifted, Fawn Fielding Enjoyed Medieval Poetry, Spoke Fluent Italian, And Possessed Above Average Telekinetic Abilities.  16″x20″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

I think I should do more paintings of this strange Ursula Academy.  It seems pretty rich for the storytelling if you ask me.   This is actually born out of a scary experience for me when I was young.   I have this memory of turning on the television in the middle of the afternoon- likely on a Saturday.  I seem to recall that I was enjoying a grape freezie and wearing my pink jelly shoes, but that could be my imagination just playing games on me.   I likely did some channel surfing with one of those clunky looking channel changers circa 1985 until I came across this weird movie.  There was a girl with big curly hair moving things with her mind.  WITH HER MIND!!   This terrified me but I didn’t understand why.  I think I was familiar with the idea of telekinesis having spent many a bored afternoon focused on my Barbie trying to get it to move WITH MY MIND, but it must have been the way it was presented in the film.  I mentioned this to John as I was painting this painting and he immediately recognized it as ‘The Fury’ which was directed by Brian De Palma.   It all made sense.  No one can creep me out as much as Brian De Palma, thank you very much.  John also mentioned that we own the movie so guess what I’m going to do tonight.  Perhaps I’ll watch it while enjoying a cool and refreshing grape freezie too.

I should also mention that my website is being re-designed so from time to time it may look weird.  There’s testing and other web weirdness that will go on behind the scenes for the next few months.  So if you visit and things are all over the place,  don’t worry, it’s not permanent.  Have a grape freezie and stay cool.

 

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9 Responses to “At The Ursula Academy For The Supernaturally Gifted, Fawn Fielding Enjoyed Medieval Poetry, Spoke Fluent Italian, And Possessed Above Average Telekinetic Abilities.”

  1. Gillian Pilgrim

    That is so bizarre – as soon as I read your description of what you saw on TV I thought “bet it was The Fury”. Because I’m old and remember the whole thing.

    I love your work, and would be thrilled to see a series set in the academy!

    Cheers,
    Gilly

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  2. Tara

    Wow, I LOVE your work so much! So rich with magic and beloved weirdness. Just my type. <3

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  3. Gayle

    Just goes to show I never did nor will I ever know what goes on in that head of yours! Now that is scary!

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  4. Nicolette Terry

    This is sooooooo good! I love this one so much!!!! I think a series would be great!!! I love all the colors in this painting and her hair!!! :)

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  5. Shawna

    This is almost the exact colour scheme of my office! Pale blue-green walls, white wainscoting, orange accents! Too bad I couldn’t snag this picture!

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  6. Trinna

    Count me among those who want a series! I’d love to see who else attends this academy and what they can do!

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