Friday, June 6, 2008

A cache of jewels



Esta es parte de mi contribución a un proyecto de Gracia, llamado "Un alijo de joyas".
This drawing is part of my contribution to Gracia's collective noun project: "A cache of jewels"

La historia cuenta:
Gracia era una chica triste, o eso creía la gente. Cuando caminaba auténticas gemas cosidas a su falda sonaban al rozarse. Todo el mundo volvía la cabeza cuando ella pasaba. “Ahí va Gracia, la chica triste”. Sin embargo, pocos sabían que tras la tristeza se escondía la timidez. Un día, paseando del brazo de su madre, Gracia escuchó una música alegre saliendo de una ventana abierta. No pudo resistir el impulso y comenzó a bailar. Primero tímidamente, luego con entusiasmo y espontaneidad. Según bailaba una sonrisa la iluminaba, mientras las gemas cosidas a su vestido iban cayendo con sus movimientos. Esas joyas hicieron felices a muchos de los que la siguieron.
Fin


So the story goes:
Gracia was a sad girl, or that's what people believed. Authentic gems sewn to her skirt chimed as she walked . Everybody turned their heads when she passed. “There goes Gracia, the sad girl”. Few knew that her sadness was hiding her shy nature. One day, taking a walk with her mom, Gracia listened to a lively music coming through an open window. She couldn't help her first impulse and started dancing. First timidly, but soon enough with esthusiasm and spontaneity. As she danced a smile illuminated her, while the gems sewn to her dress began to fell after her. Those jewels made many of those who followed her that day very, very happy ever after.
The end

Today's music:
The Beatles, The Kinks...

22 comments:

Jorge said...

Que Gracia ¿no? jajaj...

mado&co said...

Que linda historia! me gusta el dibujo para "illustrarla",parece tan triste esta chica...muy emocion Esti!

hannna said...

beautiful drawing, and story.
i'm having an angry morning, seeing something Nice helps. have a nice day!

Lucía said...

Es un cuento precioso.
Un abrazo.

karina said...

Tus dibujos son como las joyas de Gracia.

Aran said...

gracia me resulta familiar.... que preciosidad...

Ciara said...

I love this!
And I have a link on mine to it from last Monday. Such a gorgeous idea.

mansuetude said...

lovely (all), Esti.

Eleanor said...

A collective noun project - what a genius idea! Your contribution inspires me.

Rina said...

Esti que lindo!
la historia, el dibujo, hermoso.

lisa s said...

a fantastic contribution

design for mankind. said...

Esti--- your stories are so beautiful. You would make a fantastic childrens' book writer/illustrator.

Jorge said...

Mira que idea más buena... ya tienes dos libros en proyecto.

Esti, esto se te está yendo de las manos... y unca mejor dicho, jejej...

FruensWerk said...

YAH...great and supernice little story...I saw your drawings earlier at Gracias...looking good girl...:D
Cool...haha

Jill said...

love the drawing and the story that goes with it! we are on a big beatles kick at our house...our neighbor just gave us his entire collection to download. i was just listening to the white album. it's beatles heaven here.

Anonymous said...

sdfughifgldfkjgkldglkjngdlsk
pobando... probando...
saluditos
flanders

Kirsty said...

I'm really enjoying the little stories that go along with your illustrations.

Esti said...

Jill, it's always time for Beatles!!

Jorge, jajajajaja... voy a necesitar secretarios/as... jajajaja...

hanna, I hope that angry moment didn't last too long...

Thanks everybody, once again.
Thanks!
:)

Esti said...

flanders????????????????????

Thereza Rowe said...

ohhhh, muy linda la historia :)

.girl ferment. said...

i like gracia's story.
gorgeous drawing.
xx

gracia said...

Somewhat belatedly I must say, thank you for the story... beautiful.

Happy weekend, g