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Tale Weaver #48: snow drops

snow drops by taleweavering Snow drops. Amazing little flowers. With a few rays of wan winter sunlight warming the soil, they push up through frozen ground, through skiffs of snow, to … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

Tale Weaver 46: Creature Feature New Year

  For some cultures and calendars, December 31st is the last day of the current year. Some folks make new year’s resolutions – what they will or won’t, may or … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tale Weaver 44: Tradition!

Emma Florence Harrison (Winter 1910) I grew up with quirky December/January holiday traditions. I assumed just part of the dichotomy of my family background: sea and soil. Seems some are … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

Tale Weaver 42: The mis[…]s

Plot devices such as mistaken identities, misheard conversations, misdirected messages, misconstrued events, miscalculated plans have driven stories for the eons. Mis[…]s are the stuff of legend, mystery, comedy, spy versus … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 18 Comments

Tale Weaver #40: Snow White Stop Kissing that Frog!*

Whether discovered as a child, with a child or otherwise, what is your favourite fairy tale? (Wikipedia’s List of Fairy Tales links are good memory-joggers.) Which character in that tale … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 16 Comments

Tale Weaver #38: Tales Twice Told

To pass time, amuse myself, find inspiration, envision new characters, and other such things, I people watch. Life-long guilty pleasure. Aaron Smith, in an October 2015 report for the Pew … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

Tale Weaver 36: Life After the Lottery

Sketch: The State Lottery Office Artist: Vincent van Gogh (1882) Source: wikiart.org Some one real – yourself included – or fictional person(s) just won the first 1/2 billion dollar lottery prize. … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 9 Comments

Tale Weaver 34: a painting in search of a story

Image: Children’s Games; Artist: Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Source: wikiart.org   Children’s Games is an excellent example of how Pieter Brueghel the Elder interpreted his complex 1500s world. The viewer … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Tale Weaver 32: story in search of a muse

Image: Self Portrait, the Artist Hesitating Between the Arts of Music and Painting (1791) Artist: Angelica Kauffman File Source: abc gallery Source: wikiart.org Writers often refer to the influence the muse … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 14 Comments

Tale Weaver 30: once upon a time . . .

Image: Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Artist: Harry Clark (1916) Source: Wikiart.org A common thread weaving the tapestries of fairy/folk/ tales is the fairy godmother, spirit guide, guardian angel. Someone … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 15 Comments