Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prim and Whimsy GirLs Fairy Tale Challenge

My Prim and Whimsy GirLs Art Group is having a Fairy Tale Challenge this week.
And well, you know me, I like to be a tad bit different. So I chose a Tale from the book, Grimm's Grimmest. This book contains 'unhomogenized' versions of Grimm's Fairy Tales. They all border on the macabre. I chose the fable, The Willful Child. This fable has been printed out and decoupaged to the bottom of the piece which I created.

The Willful Child

by The Brothers Grimm

Once upon a time there was a child that was willful and would not do what her mother wished. For this reason, God had no pleasure in her, and let her become ill. No doctor could do her any good, and in a short time the child lay on her deathbed.

When she had been lowered into her grave, and the earth was spread over her, all at once her little arm came out again and reached upward. And when they had pushed it back in the ground and spread fresh earth over it, it was all to no purpose, for the arm always came out again.

Then the mother herself was obliged to go to the grave and strike the arm with a rod. When she had done that, the arm was drawn in, and at last the child had rest beneath the ground.

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And I have finished another Fairy Tree. This one has a small owl perched in the branches pondering who might be the next visitor. Both of these items are currently at auction on eBay. Click here to see these listings.


Zan Asha said...

Ooooh, Jeanne! Yes, I think some people don't realize the Brothers Grimm were GRIMMer than all that cute fluff! :)

I love both pieces, especially the little owl in the tree!

AwtemNymf said...

W-O-W!!! Those are awesome works hun! I love the macabre dark side too! I see a lot of cute... I want dark too! Awesome! Great details! *claps*
And that owl in the tree!! What a hooty! I LURRVE them both. You rock!!
Hugs & Faerie Dust!