The illustrations above are from a fairytale called PESSI and ILLUSIA.
It is my favorite fairytale;
because of its humanity -
there is some good, some evil and something in between...
there is joy, fear, humour and beauty and mystery and truth..
And I LOVE the fascinating, delicate illustrations by Aleksandr Lindeberg.
ps. Some years ago the dancing daughter performed the role of the spider in a Pessi & Illusia ballet at the Conservatoire of Dance in Tampere.
She said it was an intriguing thing to do, far more exciting than other roles..
There has been several versions of Pessi and Illusia done in ballet , see how the charming little dance theater Glims&Gloms did it:
|the dancing daughter as a spider, 2009, Tampere Conservatoire of dance|
is the theme of this week´s drawing challenge
see Tatjana´s beautiful blog Kleiner Salon for all the participants of the week
from the fairytale land I picked with me the fallen wings of a fairy
and those I have been drawing -
wishing at the same time that my "wings" will hang on and help me to make my dream come true
|Wings of a Fairy, charcoal and brown pastels on paper, photographed in my garden|