Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fireside Fairytales

This is a fanciful image that can weave seductive daydreams for me.

Imagine a vast library and this might be but one chamber, and these are the world's greatest illustrated volumes of faerie lore (with perhaps some special volumes from 'the other side').

© 1992 Randal Spangler — Fireside Fairytales

This is what it says on the advertisement for the print:

Join the wizard Ladnar and his wife Eleanor by the fireside as they tell of their adventures in the magical land of Ohm. Their listeners come from both sides of the magic mirror, and include the chocolate-loving Draglings™ (small house-dragons), Dagmar and Dewey.

If this catches your fancy, you probably will want to click here to go to Randal Spangler's Fantastic Art Realm, where you can purchase any number of fanciful prints of his work. He's got some other really cool views of the expansive library and some houses you'll probably want to live in.


Medieval Muse said...

I'd never leave such a room!

Annie said...

Hi Thom,
Thank you for this wonderful illustration, your descriptions, and the link. I could live in a place like that, weaving and listening to tales. (I'm so glad I work in a library, and I get to do storytelling!)

E.G.Palmer said...

That's what my house should look like. I'd have to set some traps for the fairies though. They're worse than raccoons.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

And I've heard that fairy pixie dust is really more like miller moth dust. Ew.

E.G.Palmer said...

Heh, to my wife, all moths are clothes eating moths! I wonder if fairies also chew holes in your wool blazers.