24 december 2012


I truly believe that if we keep telling
the Christmas story,
singing the Christmas songs,
and living the Christmas spirit,
we can bring joy and happiness
peace to this world."
~ Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993),



22 december 2012

Once upon a time,
I thought faeries lived only in books,
old folktales, and the past.
That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant,
luminous beings, permeating my art
my everyday existence,
causing glorious havoc.
~Brian Froud

20 december 2012

Swan Lake
Swan Lake
Prague 1970.
Illustrated by Ludmila Jiřincová.

19 december 2012

Mireille Havet

Mireille Havet (1898, Médan, Yvelines - 1932)
was a French poet, diarist, novelist, and lyricist.

She wrote lyrics for songs composed by 
John Alden Carpenter and intended for Éva Gauthier. 
She wrote a novel, Carnaval, published in 1923.
She was friends with Jean Cocteau and Colette,
who referred to her as “la petite poyétesse”.

Her diary, which she kept from 1913 to 1929,
was only found again in 1995,
and published in 2003.

(source: Wikipedia)

18 december 2012

“The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light.”
by Joyce Kilmer

Art unknown to me

10 december 2012

The world could truly use a few more elves.- Susan Branch
“The world could truly use a few more elves.” 
by  Susan Branch

art unknown to me

8 december 2012


To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether
by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

4 december 2012

3 december 2012

  “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories
and love of kindred, and we are better throughout
the year for having, in spirit,
become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

art by Charles Gates Sheldon

1 december 2012

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