Monday, 4 January 2016

Snowflake Fairy's Season's Greetings

Following the theme of Fairy Advent - trying to be forward looking and optimistic at a dark time of the year - a card from The Museums & Galleries Collection.
She Calls Up the First Snowdrops (detail)
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (Australian) 1888-1961
Illustration from Blossom. A Fairy Story, 1928
The fairy is printed in gold, the snowdrops in black.

Below is the illustration from the book and an extract describing this beautiful fairy.

'...a slender, white-robed fairy with long pale hair and glittering silvery wings, "is Snowflake, the winter fairy. She rides on the snowflakes and taps at night on the window-pane, softly, softly. She spangles the trees with hoar-frost and turns the water drips into icicles. But, as well, she calls up the first snowdrops, and hides behind then and makes them tinkle with fairy music.'


Xanadu said...

What a lovely way to begin the year Carolyn . . . lovely illustration and beautiful words.
Thank you, hugs,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I love this illustration... Wishing you a beautiful new year

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Carolyn, thank you so much for leaving such a sweet note for Lollipop!
Always such a joy to see you there.