A Fairy Tale

A three year old sits with a giant box of crayons and not enough paper. She gets her hands and face dirty with reckless abandon.



With no coloring book, she throws color onto the city with the motion of a giant spinning wheel


It lands on the people,


it lines the streets,


and covers the homes of Guanajuato.


The bowl in the desert is alive, and the cactus blooms!



  1. beth February 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    What an absolutely beautiful tale told through pictures. Simple and sweet with images that pack a punch. It perks up my quiet day of snowfall. Thanks!

  2. Chris February 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Thanks Beth! It is tempting to spill your paints in this city, no?

  3. Erin McGrane February 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    wonderful words and images, Chris!

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