December’s Fantasy Art Inspiration

Happy Holidays! Here is Arthur Rackham’s rendition of Santa–thinner, more dignified and less jolly than our modern version. I’m particularly fond of his curled boots.

I haven’t been writing, reading or updating this blog that much lately. I’ve been busy having a baby! But, I plan to post my yearly reading challenge wrap ups soon and catch up on what other bloggers have been up to. Hopefully, I’ll use some of this maternity leave to work on new stories as well.

 

May’s Fantasy Art Inspiration

A Water Baby by Henry James Draper c.1900

Once a month, I post a favorite fantasy painting or drawing. I chose this month’s selection with Mother’s Day in mind. Is the young woman discovering the baby in the shell, or is she laying her own child down for a nap?

Happy Mother’s Day!

March’s Fantasy Art Inspiration

"Blondine Threw Her Arms Around Him" by Virginia Frances Sterrett (1919-1920)

Once a month, I post a favorite fantasy painting or drawing. Let me know if you would like me to feature your artwork in a future month! I will always give you credit for your work.

This month I’m featuring an illustration by Virginia Frances Sterrett, originally appearing in Comptesse de Ségur’s Old French Fairy Tales. Sterrett was commissioned to illustrate this collection when she was only 19. She died at age 31. The illustration above accompanies the tale “Blondine, Bonne-Biche, and Beau Mignon.”