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Babes in the Wood

The Babes in the Wood

My dear do you know
How a long time ago
Two poor little children,
Whose names I don't know,
Were stolen away
On a fine summer's day.
And left in a wood
As I've heard people say.

And when it was night,
So sad was their plight,
The sun it went down,
And the moon gave no light!
They sobbed and they sighed
And they bitterly cried
And the poor little things,
They lay down and died.

And when they were dead,
The robins so red,
Brought strawberry leaves
And over them spread;
And all the day long,
They sang them this song--
Poor babes in the wood!
Poor babes in the wood!
And don't you remember
The babes in the wood?

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Tam Lin

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Tam Lin is a favourite ballad of mine. One of the most powerful parts of the ballad for me is when Tam Lin is changed into different forms and his loved one has to hang on tight while he becomes a variety of dangerous animals and objects.

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Beauty and the Beast

For my friend, whose favourite fairy tale this is, I illustrated the scene where Beauty returns to the beast's palace only to find that he is very ill.

"Oh! Beast, how you frightened me!" she cried. "I never knew how much I loved you until just now, when I feared I was too late to save your life."

Beauty and the Beast

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Goblin Market: Laura Eats

This painting illustrates a scene from "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti. A larger picture and poem excerpt appear behind the cut.

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The story comes from this version of Snow White in which the evil Queen is forced to dance in red hot iron shoes as a punishment for the way she treated Snow White: Then they put a pair of iron shoes into burning coals. They were brought forth with tongs and placed before her. She was forced to step into the red-hot shoes and dance until she fell down dead.

snow white and the iron shoes

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And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Owl and Pussycat

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Two watercolour paintings based on video games:


Final Fantasy V: Faris and Hydra
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World of Warcraft: Troll Rogue
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