The theme for the Three Muses challenge this week was "Red". There are a million associations with Red but all I could think of was Red Riding Hood or Red Tulips. So I put the theme "Red" into the computer I call my brain and for the next few days thought about it on and off, without any success.
Then suddenly a few days later, while I was out walking, this phrase appeared in my head "The Grokiza only eats red flowers".
What's a Grokiza?
As soon as I got home I got out my sketchbooks to look for some inspiration and found this.
Oh, that's a Grokiza!
Painted some red flowers.
Poor little red flowers.
Painted the Grokiza.
I'm a nervous painter and since I've discovered photo-editing I draw each component of a picture separately and combine them at the end. This avoids the inevitable disaster of spoiling what's already been done, allows a lot of flexibility of composition and I can also change the colours of some of the parts if they are not quite right.
The Grokiza only eats red flowers.
The blue flowers on the right are laughing and dancing because they know they are safe and the purple flowers on the hill are saying "Oh look, there's Old Groki over there, isn't that interesting". But the red flowers are going "Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no!".
If you are not a red flower the Grokiza is friendly and harmless.