A Fairy Tale Castle
It seems that every little girl wants to be a princess, a fantasy that persists until she realizes most little boys have no intention of becoming a prince. Sure, they might consider slaying a dragon or two but as for humbling themselves on one knee to some bejeweled lacy female, it’s just not on the list of favorite fantasies. I was thinking one day of how my own girls would cajole me into “playing princess,” forcing me to participate in royal receptions, tea parties, and rescues from sinister ogres in which the only prize was their hand in marriage, reason enough for a prince to skip the ogre, grab his ale, and hit the hills in search of adventure. Some of the humiliating costumes and ceremonies I was forced to participate in I still shudder to think of. But then it occurred to me that a fairy-tale castle might be a wonderful idea for a set at Pick’s Photo so I scribbled this quick sketch and began to consider how we could implement the idea.