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Tuesday Candy: Fairytales for Free.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The World Wide Web is a vast and tangled one, wading through the endless information can be a time consuming and tiresome task. Fear not, Belladonna to the rescue! Google me here and Google me there, Little Imp of the Wicked Web!                       Belladonna helps you find free fairytales for bed! Project Gutenberg is the oldest […]

Tuesday Candy: Miwa Yanagi’s Fairy Tale

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Dark, disturbing and utterly fascinating, Miwa Yanagi’s Fairy Tale is a photographic journey into the gruesome nature of our beloved classics. Most of her works reflects upon the themes of the young maiden and the old crone, youth versus old age: constricted female roles. And what better way to illuminate these themes than through fairytales? […]

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 […]

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