“Come buy from us with a golden curl”
by Hilda Hechle (1914),
from Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”
15 mei 2013
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27 april 2013
Palmer Cox (April 28, 1840 – July 24, 1924)
was a Canadian illustrator and author,
for the fictional creatures known as
the "Brownies his series of humorous verse
books and comic strips about the mischievous
but kindhearted fairy-like sprites.
The cartoons were published in several books,
such as The Brownies, Their Book (1887).
Palmer Cox is famous the world over for his
delightful children's books .
" His inspiration for the Brownies came from
the Scottish folklore that still survived in
and around Granby, Quebec, where he was born in 1840.
Cox learned these folktales from his mother which
featured the Brownies, or little members of the fairie
or goblin world: "imaginary sprites who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport
while weary households sleep, and never allow
themselves to be seen by mortal eyes.
~More to read~
3 april 2013
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15 maart 2013
I found this on Facebook
but no name of artist
but I had to share, this is soooo wonderful and amazing
don’t you think?
12 februari 2013
This illustration was part of "A song for Japan",
a beautiful project by PechaKucha Night Bogota,
done for the victims of Japan earthquake, 2011
26 januari 2013
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24 december 2012
22 december 2012
Once upon a time,
I thought faeries lived only in books,
old folktales, and the past.
That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant,
luminous beings, permeating my art
my everyday existence,
causing glorious havoc.
19 december 2012
Mireille Havet (1898, Médan, Yvelines - 1932)
was a French poet, diarist, novelist, and lyricist.
She wrote lyrics for songs composed by
John Alden Carpenter and intended for Éva Gauthier.
She wrote a novel, Carnaval, published in 1923.
She was friends with Jean Cocteau and Colette,
who referred to her as “la petite poyétesse”.
Her diary, which she kept from 1913 to 1929,
was only found again in 1995,
and published in 2003.
18 december 2012
8 december 2012
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether
by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson