Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Star Coins

Hello, and happy Saturday! I just wanted to pop in and show you my newest painting, "The Star Coins." I based this on a very short little fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm called "The Star Talers." It is about a little poor girl who has lost her parents. She has very little, but what she does have, her clothing and a crust of bread, she gives away to others even less fortunate. In the end, "She was standing outside with nothing left whatsoever, when stars began to fall from the sky, and they were shiny new talers. Even though she had just given her shift away, she had a new one on, and it was made of the finest linen. She gathered the talers into her lap, and for the rest of her life she was rich." I think it is a sweet little story.

I am absolutely addicted to fairy tales, and always have been. There is nothing I can read that transports me the way they do. This book is my favorite, a beautiful hardback edition with notes and lovely illustrations. I love coming across stories I was never familiar with before, like this one. There is nothing like reading yourself a good fairy tale before bed :)
I hope you are having a magical weekend, and I will see you soon! :)


  1. That is a lovely painting!
    I also love fairy tales :)

  2. What a lovely tale, I'd never heard that one. And the painting is lovely as well!~!