‘but the Light came so quick and so white and shining, that they stept back mazed with it, and the very next minute, when they could see again, there was the full Moon in the sky, bright and beautiful and kind as ever, shining and smiling down at them, and making the bogs and the paths as clear as day, ‘
‘The Moon up yonder shone and shone, just as she does now, and when she shone she lighted up the bog-pools, so that one could walk about almost as safe as in the day.
But when she didn’t shine, out came the Things that dwelt in the darkness and went about seeking to do evil and harm; Bogies and Crawling Horrors, all came out when the Moon didn’t shine.
Well, the Moon heard of this, and being kind and good — as she surely is, shining for us in the night instead of taking her natural rest — she was main troubled. ‘I’ll see for myself, I will,’ said she, ‘maybe it’s not so bad as folks make out.” English traditional.
I just finished a very short edition of screen prints of my Volcano Goddesses; they are hand pulled by me on beautiful deckle edged Somerset paper. The paper size is 76cmx57cm with the image approximately 51cmx39cm.
Two goddesses play sentinel for the erupting volcano, with themes of death, destruction, renewal, and the 2012 end of the world theory.
Available now from here : http://tokyojo.bigcartel.com/
these from a series based around the ‘ Tamlin’ or ‘Tam Lin’ story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_Lin,
on the surface its a bit of ‘fairy story’ with elves and serpents, but its the themes of redemption and transformation, that really resonated with me.
here’s Fairport doing their amazing version with Sandy Denny on vocals : http://youtu.be/guFZkLxYM60
pen and ink, and metallic inks, watercolour on Langton 300gm fine grain watercolour paper