• Evelyn De Morgan,  fairy tales

    Daughters of the Mist

    Ethereal is a good word to describe Evelyn De Morgan’s painting, Daughters of the Mist.  De Morgan depicts these airy beings with a light color palette and the hint of a rainbow gives an idea of iridescent beauty. The De Morgan foundation states that the subject of this work is probably related to the original Little Mermaid from Hans Christian…

  • myth,  tv/film

    ABC’s Forever

    Forever has become a show that our entire family watches together. I love the premise: A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.  Ioan Gruffud is on point every episode. His character, Henry Morgan, is dapper, elegant, and has a  Sherlockian aptitude for observation. Judd Hirsh…

  • Burne-Jones,  fairy tales,  myth,  Site Related

    Legendary Armor

    It’s Mythic March! Created by my friends Grace Nuth and Lisa Stock, its premise is similar to NaNoWriMo: spend a month incorporating the beauty of myth into your daily life. Many participants will use the opportunity to get creative and embark on new projects and crafts. I’d like to use this month to look at how the Pre-Raphaelite art is heavily…

  • Books,  Burne-Jones,  fairy tales,  John Ruskin

    Skeletons in the closet

    Fatima was painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones in 1862 and depicts the last wife of Bluebeard, the ancient serial killer who has the bodies of his previous wives hidden away. You can read an annotated version of Charles Perrault’s Bluebeard online at SurLaLune Fairy Tales. (Originally published in January 1697) Bluebeard hails from the days when children’s tales were gruesome, cautionary tales.…