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haruchonns: “The Sea Fairies” by L. Frank Baum illustration:John R. Neill (I gotta read this)

Little Mermaid by Hans Christen Andersen illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Ephemera Little Mermaid by Hans Christen Andersen illustrated by Arthur Rackham

H.J. Ford, The Monkey Brought to Otohime - The violet fairy book; I think she looks like the Starbucks girl

venusmilk: The Violet Fairy BookIllustrations by Henry Justice FordThe monkey brought to Otohime.

Illustration by Charles Mikolaycak from Tam Lin re-told by Jane Yolen

Illustration by Charles Mikolaycak from Tam Lin re-told by Jane Yolen

Fairy tales of Hans Andersen (1908)illustrated by Helen Stratton  The ground was strewn with the most delicate sand, but blue as the flames of sulphur.  The whole atmosphere was of a peculiar blue tint that would have led you to believe you were hovering high up in the air, with the clouds above and below you, rather than standing at the bottom of the sea.

themermaidstudio: “ venusmilk: “ Fairy tales of Hans Andersen illustrated by Helen Stratton The ground was strewn with the most delicate sand, but blue as the flames of sulphur. The whole atmosphere was of a peculiar blue tint that would have.

Fairy tales from Hans Andersen, 1906 Illustrations by Gordon BrowneThe Sea Maiden

"A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.

"On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily"  ~ Ariel’s song from Act five of William Shakespeare's “The Tempest”  Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

The Art of Narrative: Photo Ida Rentoul Outhwaite ~ The Witch’s Sister on Her Black Bat ~ The Enchanted Forest ~ 1921

Original Artwork "Water Spirit With Stars in Her Hair"

Water Spirit with Stars in Her Hair - Linocut (hand-painted) by Lori Biwer Stewart

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