This is Alan Lee’s illustration in the end of ‘Leaf By Niggle’“He was the sort of painter who can paint leaves better than trees. He used to spend a long time on a single leaf, trying to catch its shape, and its sheen, and the glistening of dewdrops on its edges. Yet he wanted to paint a whole tree, with all of its leaves in the same style, and all of them different.”— J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘Leaf By Niggle’
idk why i love this so much
Perhaps all women are part faerie, for what woman can deny her faerie blood when the portals to her own land are open; when the full moon sings its insistent song; when sorrow and passion and rage pulse through her body at moon times. This is why women are the chosen ones of Faerie, part of the vibrant, fluid, emotional soul of the world…
Here’s friday’s bit of folklore!
As spring awaken’s We will soon be seeing our friends the bees. Almost every culture has it’s own myths and stories surrounding bee’s. I’ve just touched on one such belief today. Remember Colony collapse is a growing problem, as is the disappearance of habitat and flower diversity because of farming monoculture (Huge fields of one plant, ie, corn, soybeans.
My group is officially finished with our designs for the Fashion Show on Thursday!
Blase made the corset top completely from leaves he handsewn together, and he added flowers on top
Mariah made a skirt and attached leaves and flowers onto it (shes still debating just covering the WHOLE thing in flowers)
And I created the wings from wire hangers, radio wire, cellophane, and flowers~ (and ribbon and jewels, just a lot of stuff ok I got a bit out of hand over herer hahaha)
I’m so excited to see Mariah wear this down the runway! I hope they get some good pictures of it!
This looks amaaaaaaaaaaaazing, hope we get to see it all put together!