21 de set de 2010

Esmaltes encantados


uase sempre escolho os esmaltes que uso pelos nomes que eles têm. Podemos então associar uma sequência de três ou quatro camadas e formar frases curiosas e divertidas. Sonhava em criar esmaltes de contos de fadas, com um branco para o coelho da Alice, outro para Branca de Neve, um vermelho para a maçã envenenada, outro para os sapatinhos enfeitiçados de Andersen. Recentemente, como o filme da Alice do Tim Burton, comprei uma coleção de esmaltes inspirados no filme e seus personagens bizarros.

Acabei de descobrir que já existe a coleção de esmaltes que eu tinha inventado em sonhos. Se divirtam vocês também inventando nomes mágicos para as cores.




Prince Charming Blue
Dragon's Breath
Maleficent Magenta
Poisoned Apple
Kiss of True Love
Briar Rose


Happily Ever After, a berry red
Pixie Dust, a shimmery glitter
Enchanted Forest, a green
Mirror Mirror, a silver/grey
Poison Apple, a red
Prince Charming, a milky brown


Encontrados AQUI

4 de set de 2010

Cartas à Lobato


onteiro Lobato trocou centenas de cartas durante sua vida. Entre elas recebeu muitas cartinhas de seus leitores mirins, que comentavam suas obras, elogiavam, questionavam, davam sugestões, mandavam desenhos. Aqui estão pequenos fragmentos desses tesouros da juventude.












1 de set de 2010

The witch bottle


VER THE LAST few days this Witch Bottle will have been crossing some of your house thresholds. So I thought it time to introduce her, and tell you why her crossing your threshold might have been quite a horrifying thought had you been living centuries ago. She is painted with oils on burr walnut wood and the idea is based on an old English folk magic, evidence of which has come to light in the rebuilding and renovating of old buildings in recent years. The practice of making witch bottles dates back at least to the 15th century and is a form of apotropaic charm (i.e. one that wards off evil).


If someone believed that they were the victim of a witch's spell, they would take an old pot-bellied bottle, often made of blue or green glass, or a stoneware container known as a Bellarmine (named after the rather dreadful bearded face that decorated the side of these bottles, which reminded folk of Cardinal Robert Bellarmine who was a persecutor of protestants and labeled a demon), and fill it with various curious ingredients...


First the worried spell victim would drop in some bent iron nails or pins, then some of their own hair, and lastly their urine. Sometimes other items like thorns or pieces of wood, nail clippings, stones, bones, ash, menstrual blood, oil or coins were added to this. Then the bottle would be corked and buried in a significant place. Many witch bottles have been discovered underneath the hearth stone, hidden in walls or at the threshold of the house.


The idea behind this was that if a witch was sending her spirit to harm you, she would most likely try to enter your home through a doorway, chimney, or other entranceway. If there was a concoction made from your own bodily fluids in her way, she would turn her attentions on that, presuming it was you and get herself caught on the bent iron nails. It is thought that in the case of bellarmines, the frightening face on the side of the bottle would further ward off evil.So if there appeared in the nearby vicinity someone with a dreadful sudden affliction or who experienced terrible pain whilst urinating, then it was likely to be the witch!


Archaeologists have found only four bottles still completely intact with evidence of urine and hair and all sorts of other delights within. In fact, these witch bottles were often thought to explode on the death of the witch, so perhaps these are cases where the charm did not work. If you are interested in learning more about strange popular superstitions, dried cats, old shoes and other Things Hidden In Walls, there are some excellent articles here at Apotropaios, where you are invited to send details of any odd things found hidden in your walls and under doorsills.


Found HERE
The amazing blog THE HERMITAGE.



Baba Yaga por Adrienne Segur







onheça o trabalho encantador de Adrienne Segur que ilustrou inúmeros contos de fadas e nossa amada Alice no País das Maravilhas AQUI

Elas existem...

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Porém, ao beijá-lo, uma recompemça ganhei.
Do amor verdadeiro eu provei."

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