Skylarking

Skylarking


I’ll admit it. I’m known as an eccentric Creator. You can say I inherited my proclivity for the peculiar from my grandfather (I’ll write about him later).

Of course, my grandmother isn’t exactly normal either. She has the ability for creature alchemy. This is different from soul surfing, for instead of entrusting your soul to another creature, you take the form of a creature of choice.

This ability runs in families. I have this talent as did my dad.

It’s a fun skill to have, though, it can prove problematic if you hit a glitch while you’re transformed because you may not be able to convert back. I think of this every time I place a bowl of milk out for the red cat known affectionately, by my grandfather, as Petra.

I’ll let you put the pieces together on that one.

Don’t laugh. Petra’s still peeved.

Anyway, the reason I tell you these things is because when summer comes I’m a bit of a skylarker. I’m more playful than normal, and my ideas for creatures turn more fanciful too.

It was during the summer that I came up with the idea of a butterfly creature whose wings would shift through the colors of the rainbow. You might know this concept from the kaleidoscope canvases I’ve written about before.

But, bestowing this ability on a creature took a bit of noodling I hadn’t done before. It was during this process that I wondered if I should make the color of the creature’s wings reflect said creature’s mood.

After churning that thought around a bit, I decided to stick with with my original idea. Having a creature with ever-changing technicolor wings was one thing. Hitching a ride with a creature with “mood wings” would mean that I would be showing way too much of my own soul to the world.

This would ruin any illusion I’m trying to create, especially if I’m trying to be serious, because deep down I’m always in a quirky rainbow state of mind.

—Jellybean Reds, Creator of Little Creatures

Butterfly creature with bright pink wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Pink Wings

Butterfly creature with bright yellow wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Yellow Wings

Butterfly creature with bright green wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Green Wings

Butterfly creature with bright orange wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Orange Wings

Butterfly creature with bright blue wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Blue Wings

Butterfly creature with bright violet wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Violet Wings

Butterfly creature with light mocha wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Light Mocha Wings

Butterfly creature with bright red wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Red Wings

Butterfly creature with bright aqua wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Aqua Wings

Butterfly creature with bright brown wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Brown Wings

Butterfly creature with cream and black wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Cream and Black Wings

Butterfly creature with bright magic blue wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Bright Magic Blue Wings

Butterfly creature with cream and beige wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Cream and Beige Wings

Butterfly creature with cream and white wings accented with rainbow orbs, flowers and hearts flying in a starry night sky

Magic is in the Air – Bing Butterfly with Cream and White Wings