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Favourite Fairy Tales told in Scotland

In this rather disturbing Scottish legend, the sea monster eats a number of maidens (sacrificed to it) before it is killed off and transformed into the Shetland Islands. My five-year old bairn was not too thrilled to hear about  all … Continue reading

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Favorite Fairy Tales told in Scotland, illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Found on Petra’s Cupboard. I own my own copy and it has the best version of Little Gingerbread Man, but it’s some sort of scottish pancake and gets chased by wee bairns in wee cottages with peat fires.

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Jules Bastien-Lepage, Joan of Arc, 1879

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Nightmare or indigestion

Today I came across a peculiar image paying homage to the Romantic painter Fuseli’s The Nightmare. See both images and more below. Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), The Nightmare 1870-1890 Advertisement for baking powder to cure indigestion and nightmares On The Nightmare, a favorite painting of … Continue reading

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