Thursday, August 4, 2011

A faery you wouldn't want to meet...and a gift in the mail


I think this needs a colour wash, it's not finished yet, and I think it needs some green.  This is the kind of faery you don't want to bump into.  I've written short story, a scary faerytale for big people...well, I hope it's scary...and this is the character met by the protagonist.  As part of my plan to continue being a frustrated writer, I submitted the story to The Fairy Tale Review for their latest issue, and this was meant to go with it, but of course, it's not finished yet, and submissions have just closed.  I have a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted (I mean, Marina Warner is just one of their stellar contributors!), but it doesn't matter, it's the writing and the sending off that's important.  If I keep doing that, then one day I might write something that is good enough.

And this is what I received in the mail yesterday!  From Mo who bought my little Talesingr.  The card is beautiful enough, but the little heart is so perfect in its raggedyness, it has love in it, can you feel it?  I love, love, love it!  Thanks you so much, Mo!  Do pop over and visit her lovely blog, and check out the other beautiful hearts and wonderful crow drawings she has there.




P.S. if the Scary Faery (or Erl King as I'm thinking of him as) looks vaguely familiar, then yes, it's based on me...with some distorting and fiddling done!  But I'm not in the least bit scary!

9 comments:

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Really evocative drawing (The eyes have it). Too bad you didn't include it anyway as is. Your time will come, not to worry. The gift is exquisite in all parts. Thanks for sharing

Charlotte said...

He is beautifully drawn, your draughtsmanship is very fine. Keep writing, Marina Warner had to start somewhere. I do so enjoy your writing and if I do, then others will too.

Mo Crow said...

I hope your story gets in the review so we can read it & I want to meet this fairy there's a fine glint in his eye! & so good to see that your bandaged heart arrived safely!

Cinner said...

I love your drawing, it is just fabulous. keep submitting it is bound to happen. be well.

susan christensen said...

Yes, I wouldn't think I'd want to meet this crafty looking character - well-drawn! -sus

WOL said...

Just because one publication doesn't take your story doesn't mean it's not any good. It can mean it's just not right for that place and time. Wash its face and comb its hair, and send it off someplace else. You'd be surprised at what works by which authors publishers have passed over.

WOL said...

P. S. http://issuu.com/bluecatheaven/docs/anebookofcats?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Valerianna said...

Oh, wonderful, all!

underatopazsky said...

He looks just like a bogle - a Brag probably! Wonderful!!

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