“We need those challenges and visions as much now as
we ever have, and we need to be tricked and beguiled as well.
It is good to see that Puck and the Will o’the Wisp, as
well as the regal allure of the high elves, are leading still
more of us down the winding road to fair elfland, and to its
hollow hills, enchanted woods and sublime dreams.”
This September 2005 sees the publication of an unique pair
of books perpetuating the legacy of Alan Lee and Brian Froud
with their first book ‘Faeries’ first published
over twenty six years ago and still a best seller. Both illustrators
continue to have illustrious careers in the Faery and Fantasy
genre but not before illuminating a magic in a new generation
of young people who have since become artists and illustrators
influenced by the legacy of Froud and Lee and others.
It is a credit to the artists and their beautiful illustrations
presented by David Riché in these companion books that
their mentors have recognised their achievements and the strength
of the visionary art of the 21st century with resounding forewords
of encouragement and support as they themselves continue to
amaze readers with new ‘Lady Cottington’ discoveries
and revelations, and a Lord of the Rings Sketchbook both to
be published October 2005.
This is indeed a Fairies World, it is our own individual
connection to nature, to the world about us and the world
within us, which is a very personal individual journey. Whichever
artist's name happens to be on the work, it is almost like
we have to maintain the reverence and sacredness of the whole
concept, which is something bigger than all of us. It is something
that we as individuals can access and need to access at this
time in the world. When you start to paint faeries you set
off on the beginning of a spiritual journey. These two companion
books are a worthy testament that the legacy of Brian Froud
and Alan Lee and the messages of Faery should reach every
household and awaken the innocence of childhood and the beauty
of this Earth in which we should coexist with humor and more
care and consideration.
The Adventures of Petalwink the Fairy® is a character education brand that is anchored in Petalwink's empowering positive message for girls to believe in themselves and the greater good. Join Petalwink on her journey of self-discovery through realizing the value of her own talents, her self-worth, and the confidence that comes in being generous to others. The series is written in rhyme and illustrated in bright fanciful watercolors. Written and illustrated by husband and wife teamAngela and Whit Larson, these books available either in hard or soft cover versions are eminently suitable for story telling to children from two years old upwards expanding a childs imagination, learning kindness and teaching thoughtfulness and compassion for others. These books come highly recommended to open the heart of love in families for the common good and understanding of those who may not be so fortunate and need a helping hand.
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