The Castle of KerglasIn search of lesser-known tales, I recently read a few of the Color Fairy books that Andrew Lang edited in the early 1900s. I was expecting something rather pared-down and sanitized, but found that Lang actually worked hard to avoid this stereotype. Many of the stories feature characters that are more rounded (and chatty) than usually appear in such collections.This painting is based off a character from The Castle of Kerglas, from Emile Souvestre’s Le Foyer Breton, which was collected into the Lilac Fairy Book. The story follows a dim young man called Peronnik on his quest to steal some objects from the magician of Kerglas. Just before he reaches the castle, he encounters a mysterious woman in a black satin dress. Peronnik thinks she’s Moorish; later she tells him that she can kill the magician for Peronnik with a touch of her finger because, she says simply, she is the plague.
Siren Song 1&2
I think my new answer for when someone asks me why I am in a wheelchair is, “Retired mermaid.”
Due to an overwhelming demand, the comic I posted on tumblr, “Knot”, is now available for pre-order. We were always planning on getting it printed, but many requested that we do pre-orders so that they could help Knot get printed. So here it is. As you wish!
As they say in the Princess Bride, “as you wish” is just another way of saying “I love you”, and I love all of you. I can’t believe how much people loved “Knot” and it’s characters. You are all wonderful.
I get why a lot of people hate the whole princess culture aimed at little girls. There’s a hell of a lot of toxic bullshit in there.
But when I was a tiny princess, my dad used to be my royal advisor. He would come to me, and over tea we would discuss the problems of the kingdom. He would tell me that new people wanted to move to the kingdom, and ask me what we should do. Or he would tell me that the teddybears and the dolls were fighting over the enchanted forest, and ask me what to do. Basically, he took the trappings of the princess culture, and used it as a tool to teach me about leadership, civic responsibility, and compassion.
So if you have a little princess around, consider helping her figure out how to run her kingdom. There’s no sense in telling a kid they can’t be a leader, or that they can’t wear sparkles while they do it.
Parenting: You’re doing it right.
Wow, no kidding. This is some A+ stuff right here.
Grimm Brother Project work in progress
ballpoint pen, ink, watercolor, acriclic, pencil, sanguine and collage on paper 42x30 cm
This Friday’s mermaid!
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i drew this for my art class, the assignment was “storybook illustration”
i wanted to do like, a princess who saved herself 8’)„,
yes she’s learning the art of communicating with the birds… the snow white’s way…