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.
This month’s selection is quite famous and one of my all time favorites. An aside: I can’t think of The Lady of Shalott without thinking of Anne Shirley capsizing her boat in an effort to recreate Tennyson’s lovely poem.
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?
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.”