Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Folk Tales and Fairy Art


It’s just occurred to me that I’ve spent three out of my past five posts blogging about how I’ve not been blogging.  Sorry about that - next time just tell me to shut up, go away and come back when I’ve got something better to say.  Anyhow, I hope the treat I have in store for you today will make up for my recent boring transgressions.

You see, my friends, I think I’ve found my new favourite blog. It’s only very new, a wee baby blog really, but I’m already hooked.  The creation of Dublin artist Eimear Brennan, the ever so aptly named Drawn to Fairytales is definitely one for the bookmarks folder. A veritable treasure trove of fantasy art and mythology, Ms Brennan’s site is more than just somewhere to view her wonderful work. It is a little glimpse into Fairyland itself.

With each of picture posted we are brought on a mini-journey through Celtic legend and Otherworldly charm; using folkloric anecdotes and fairy stories recollected from her childhood Eimear conjures up a magical world which we are all invited to visit. Her illustrations (which you can view more of here) tell tales in themselves, but Eimear’s words accompany them so perfectly.

Maybe the reason I’m so enamoured with Eimear’s blog is because she posts about things that really resound with my own interests and experiences, like her tale of visiting holy wells as a child before really understanding their significance (something I’ve been meaning to post about for ages). Or this link to a radio interview with the wonderfully wise Eddie Lenihan she recently shared, which explains the true nature of Irish fairies so well I’m raging I hadn’t come across it before my recent guest post over at The Whimsical Cottage! It really is an absolutely adorable documentary, well well worth a listen. Seriously, fire it on and snuggle down with a hot mug of tea. It’ll be the most enjoyable and informative 40 minutes of your evening.

Before that, though, don’t forget to call over and say hello to Eimear! Oh, and here's just another brief example of the loveliness also awaiting you over her gallery:


11 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

thank you so much for sharing this... lovely work...

Sydnii said...

I'm so glad you are scouring the interwebs for this kind of thing. I love it, but I can never find it :) Glad that you can; thanks!

Heathen said...

This is stunning. I've popped over to have a look at her blog and I'm now a follower! Thank you!

Della said...

Her work is gorgeous, indeed, Roisin. Thanks for the link.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Sooo lovely this morning after a funeral yesterday, again, to come here. Love the book post and ahhh.... a new wondrous artist to go meet! Thanks friend for all you post. Never stop! Blessings.

Jeanne said...

I love her artwork. So enchanting! :0) Thanx for sharing this find with us! :0) Off I go for a visit.....

eimear brennan said...

thanks so much, roisin!

Anthropomorphica said...

Oh how I've missed not visiting you Roisin, I'm excited to hear about Eimear's blog another magical forest of enchantments to visit. Thank you :)

ruthie said...

Eimear's blog is lovely as is her work, great shout out Roisin x x

mirsini's creations said...

Thank you very much for the link ! Lovely paintings and lovely blog!

KY Warrior Librarian said...

So lovely to have the link. Thanks so much for the tip. But dearie...I take exception to your statement about boring transgressions. One thing you could never be is boring!

Related Posts with Thumbnails