she runs a Bakery
romania”Your so cute!”
one of my favourite fairy tales ever is the one of Vasilisa… it’s about a little girl whose mother, on her deathbed, gives her a doll that comes to life when Vasilisa gives it something to eat and tells it her problems.
Her father remarries for her sake, but when her stepmother is really nice to her father, she’s rotten to Vasilisa and sends her out to find something in the forest that is impossible to find. She is warned by this strange spirit not to come this way, but she does because it’s growing dark and long story short she is abducted by the evil Baba Yaga and if she doesn’t clean her gross cobwebby house, cook massive feasts and other impossible things she will eat her. Her doll however comes to life and helps her out.
Baba Yaga’s hut is “haunted” by all of her past victims and if Vasilisa can defeat her they all go free… but she needs their help, too. One of them, the spirit she saw, tries to help her the most but is cursed not to tell her why he’s there or what his name is.
There’s like, a billion different versions of this tale and I’m sure most of them are online… one thing of note is that I think this is one of the very few european fairy tales that mention specifically the race of one of their characters without making it a ‘thing’. The entire story is very much Spirited Away-meets-Cinderella —while researching for these drawings I really noticed how Spirited Away seems to be a retelling of maybe something similar to that fairy tale, Haku as the spirit who helps her out but isn’t allowed to do much more than that, a little girl from the outside who has to obey a big evil bird-themed witch, lots of different spirits… I wonder if the inspiration for that movie came from this tale?? Who knows??
I should watch it again now…
anyway have some drawings
So this was totally suppose to be for Valentine’s Day but I just got around to finishing it lol!
A little comic (?) about Ulmo cause seriously he’s like the coolest. Constantly helping out people of Middle Earth when he could. Obviously wasn’t able to stop a lot of horrible things that happened but still he was like the most active of the Valar.
And also since it was for Valentine’s Day this was just kind of for everyone and especially all you single peeps, to celebrate all kinds of love and not just romantic cause you really don’t need romance in your life to be happy.
So I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and a good weekend. Thank you to all my awesome friends (especially The Company you know who you are), followers, and people in general who support my art by liking and reblogging. UuU
You’re all wonderful <3
P.S. I’m sure there’s a lot of grammar mistakes so forgive me for that. Grammar isn’t my forte ;w;
The Little Prince illustrations by Kim Min Ji.