Monday, November 10, 2014

Postcrossing arrivals: Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and an owl

Some fabulous postcards from around the world have arrived in my mailbox this autumn, via Postcrossing. Here are a few of my favorites.

Hansel and Gretel

Above: This postcard came from Moni, who is an actor in a fairy-tale theatre in Germany. It is from a book titled Die 100 schönsten Märchen der Brüder Grimm, which is illustrated by Daniela Drescher. That title translates to "The 100 most beautiful fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm." And this postcard illustration certainly is beautiful. This is the third appearance for Hansel & Gretel on the blog. The others:

"The Miller's Daughter"

Above: This postcard came from Jasmin in Aachen, Germany. The illustration is by Scottish artist Anne Anderson (1874—1930) and is titled "The Miller's Daughter." It first appeared in a 1922 edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Anderson's illustrations, such as this one from "Rumpelstiltskin," have been used frequently on postcards.

Bundle-up Owl

Above: This postcard came from 6-year-old Maya in Minsk, Belarus (with some help from her Mum). The owl illustration is by artist Inga Paltser, a painter from Severodvinsk, Russia. Paltser has a groovy website, a shop where you can buy her stuff, a blog and a Twitter account. And, by the way, making wonderful artwork is only her hobby. Her full-time job: research biologist.

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