Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Medieval movies...

Despite my detours into nature photography recently, I still keep myself entertained with my stash of medieval/period movies from serious to silly. Always on the lookout for new ones. Looking forward to this one, Ironclad with James Purefoy as a Templar!!! Previews here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A bit of Eden!

I was lucky enough to see Munich-based group Faun perform live at FairyCon a few years ago. Truly, one of my most memorable musical experiences.

I've been listening to their Buch der Balladen almost non-stop for a few weeks, particularly drawn to track "Belle Dame Sans Merci". They've a new cd with booklet available June 24th!!! The new one features artwork by Brian Froud, Glasgow-based Julia Jeffrey (her Stonemaiden artwork can be found on Etsy), collaborations with the Mediaeval Baebes, cellist Adam Hurst and more. If you are not familiar with their music, I urge you to have a listen. Prepare to be enchanted and see some of the visuals in this YouTube preview!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Fairy Queene visits

Recently, Tricia over at Conversations with the Muses had a drawing where one very fortunate reader would win a gift package of her creations! Many of you know her work from a most ethereal Fairy Wedding that made the rounds on a number of social networks (you can see more of the photos on her blog). Tricia now has an Etsy shop full of her beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations!!
Tricia Fountaine Designs.
I was the most lucky winner of her drawing (my name selected by a kitty paw no less!!!) and to my delight the package was a feast for all the senses...a shrine to nature in the way of a decorated bird nest with bits and baubles; little jewel-like bags containing vintage jewelry - the fabric enough to make me jump for joy - the tags images from the Fairy Wedding; rose-scented incense, perfume oils; and since Tricia rescues cats, she thoughtfully included treats for my own Queen Mab & Frick. It really was like a visit from Titania herself! Thank you, thank you!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lady of Shalott DVD

I'm reblogging this from the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood where the author, Stephanie PiƱa, provides details of her husband's recent motorcycle accident and his need for multiple surgeries - without the benefit of health insurance.

Image from WAG's website.
The generous and creatively gifted people at WAG Screen are donating 50% of the sales of The Lady of Shalott on DVD to help Stephanie's family during this crisis. I bought this when it was first released and it is breathtaking in its beauty and detail.

Beauty for kindness - a wonderful thing indeed!