Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fairy Tale Gifts 10: InkGypsy

Recently InkGypsy revived her "Once Upon a Blog" to the great happiness of her readers. She also was generous and submitted a lengthy entry in the  December Giveaway: Favorite Fairy Tale Things. I like lengthy--it doesn't mean you can't decide or have too many wants for this giveaway--it means there is so much that interests you and you want to share or explore more. So without further ado, here's Gypsy's entry:

Dear Heidi:

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.)

Bluebeard Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne HeinerSleeping Beauties: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Tales From Around the WorldRapunzel and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne HeinerThe Grateful Dead Tales From Around the World

SurLaLune Fairy Tales Series - all those available in print form (pictured are 4 of 7)

Maidens, Monsters and Heroes: The Fantasy Illustrations of H. J. Ford (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Jeff A. Menges

Crystal Rock Red Riding long sleeve t-shirt

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. ;)

Thanks Heidi!

Hope you get some of the things on your own list this Christmas.

Best regards,

Gypsy Thornton/InkGypsy
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!

1 comment:

  1. What a great list. I'm afraid I hadn't heard of Benjamin Lancombe before but I've just gone and added several of his books onto my Amazon wishlist.

    Thanks for the find!