Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The fantastic and strange

Hi everybody!

Another week has flown by and it's time for a new edition of Tag Tuesday. Our theme this week is
'The fantastic and strange'. My first thought was yikes, what do I do for this? My
second thought was much the same!
In the end I remembered a picture in one of my strange books. It's called 'The infinitely great and the infinitely little and was published in 1885. There are a lot of engravings of all sorts of things, animals and places that were surely weird and wonderful to the people reading it back then.


My fave illustration when I was a little girl was this one, and especially the caption under it, which reads, 
'Gnomes of the German Legends laying bare the skeleton of an ichthyosaurus'
I was most astonished that a book which was supposed to be scientific, was talking about German gnomes! I have seen a lot here, but mostly in people's front gardens....


Anyway, to cut a long story short,  I used the picture to make my tag. 
The clean shoes are to change into so as not to take too much dirt home to their house, where I presume they were living with the Sleeping Beauty. And they probably found the skull during the excavations....



That's all for today. Have a good week, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

Valerie

8 comments:

  1. Lovely, fun tag and what a great old book! Good story, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wonderful post Valerie-you created the atmosphere for this terrific tag

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. .....my third thought is still......yikes, what do I do for this, haha.
    This is a fabulous tag Valerie and how fantastic the tales are. I love the wee embellishments you've used :o) Mo x

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  4. Love your tag, and the story! Fun embellishments, too. Hugs, Barb

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  5. Great tag, love the background, and the wee embellishments.

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  6. Great tag, Valerie! The image is quite scary and the jolliness of the embellishments seem to make it more so!! Carolyn xx

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  7. Great tag filled with all sorts of magic! ~Diane

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