Bastan: “Why is it so dark?”
The Childlike Empress: “In the beginning it is always dark...”
This is one of the most beautiful, deep and true quotations from the great work of Michael Ende, from which was created one of the most beautiful movies ever made, The Neverending Story.
…And it was of such importance during my childhood, both the movie and the book, that as soon as I got the idea to draw it I closed my eyes and it was there, in all its details.
The part to which I have dedicated more time has been that of Falkor, I tried to put inside it all the love and care possible because he was as similar as possible to him... and while I was stitching him, he came alive, his eyes were alive, his good-natured smile was real... For me it is the most important character and also now that it's here looking at me, I feel that a little bit life is really inside him, inside his eyes.
It protects my dreams... but also yours, if you want to stitch him :)
I hope you like this new design - it's a DOUBLE design, the first one is the one you can see in these photos, the second one is dedicated only to Falkor - and that it give you joy.
May your dreams, as the beautiful Childlike Empress says - which perhaps is our luminous and eternally young soul – make Fantasia more beautiful every day…
Continuing to pursue our dreams, we will keep it alive… and we need it so much, especially in these delicate and difficult times.
A big hug :)
“Every real story is a never ending story.”