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Archive for November, 2012

Fairytale Friday: On Apples

Friday, November 30th, 2012

In celebration of our first anthology to be: Black Apples, we bring you some inspirational apple lore from myths and fairytales: Lilith by Julia Skaluzob ~The most famous apple in western lore is the sinful Apple of Eden. This apple was most likely not an apple at all, but a fig or a pomegranate – […]

Tuesday Candy: Blueberry Boys and Raspberry Girls – the art of Elsa Beskow

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Elsa Beskow, swedish writer and illustrator of more than 40 children’s books, worked her way through fairies, gnomes and flowers right to the very end of her life. Her last book produced at the age of 78, published in 1952, only one year before her death.     From a young age she would tell […]

Fairytale Friday: The Rise and Fall of the Cinder Maid

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Rook di goo, rook di goo! There’s blood in the shoe. The shoe is too tight, This bride is not right! (The doves) In the 8th century a Chinese scribe; Ch’eng Shis, wrote down an old folk tale about a young girl: Yeh-Shien. Yeh-Shien ‘s mother and father died and she was raised by her mother’s […]

Tuesday Candy: Fragile beauties and dark forests – the art of John Bauer

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

John Bauer’s world is filled with trolls, ethereal princesses and brave young boys, usually set in the deep, dark Swedish forest. The huge stones are covered with ancient moss, the trees are tall and foreboding. Few artists have made such an impact on the Swedish fairytale tradition, as he did.       At the […]

Fairytale Friday: The Path of Needles or the Path of Thorns?

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The girl with the Red Riding Hood has lived a very long life. Terri Windling has tracked it in an excellent article in Mythic Imagination Magazine: Little Red Riding Hood was born in France, and she didn’t have a riding hood then, she was just a girl on her way to her grandmother’s house with […]

Black Apples: Belladonna Publishing’s Fairytale Anthology

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

A long, long time ago, when the Belladonna girls were just tiny little wannabe princesses, separated by years and borders, they fell in love with the same anime. They watched it over and over again, utterly mesmerized by the characters, the dresses, and the magical music on the screen… The anime in question was an […]

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