It's been a lean, mean and incredibly sad year in our household, so honestly I'm just happy to be in a place where I can get back online from time to time, reconnect with fairy tale people and blog a bit again. Christmas is for the kids only this year again (my inner eight year old is sighing very heavily) so I will be relying on fantastic, beautiful and thought-provoking posts from fairy tale aficionados around the web for my fairy tale Christmas cheer (hint, hint everyone!) ;) BUT since you twisted my arm for a list (OK, tempted me with free books) here 'tis - a long meaty one to make up for skimpy times in our neck of the woods. ;)
To all my writer friends who have any sense of myth (or wish they did) I wish them these things:
And a fantastic fairy tale themed bag like these babastudioPrague to carry all their bits in.
And my 12 (selfish!) wishes for Christmas are:
Blanche Neige illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe - my No 1 'WANT!' (Gypsy has a post coming soon on Lacombe & this book) (Heidi's note: There 's a post on SurLaLune blog about the book here, too.)
Il Etait Une Fois pop-up book by Benjamin Lacombe - my No 2 'want' (A post is coming on this soon at Once Upon a Blog, too) (And a SurLaLune post here.)
Maidens, Monsters and Heroes: The Fantasy Illustrations of H. J. Ford (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Jeff A. Menges
An Arthur Rackham Undine fairy tale themed bag (or, since that one doesn't appear to be available anymore, this one: Messenger with TWO zip-off flaps) - swoon!
And lastly, a working laptop! (Yes that's totally fairy tale related. ;)
Hope you get some of the things on your own list this Christmas.
Once Upon A Blog
Heidi's note: Thanks for the great list, Gypsy. I hope you have a few happy holiday surprises and when you do the work we do, a laptop is imperative! I work primarily on my desktop but half of the blog entries for SurLaLune are generated on my laptop in front of the tv, on the road, in bed, and many other places...
And I couldn't remember if I had posted about Lancombe but I had here on SurLaLune! I thought I may have been "saving him." FYI: I am planning a foreign publications month in 2012 since there are so many we miss in various countries around the world!