Monday, July 31, 2006

Crackle Mountain - The Princess Lily

The Princess Lily is the latest post on my folktale blog Crackle Mountain. Why not click through and enjoy the story, it will only take a few minutes:)

The image here is "Haunted Spirit" by Hokusai. Hokusia's most famous work is The Wave from the famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Interestingly, Hokusai made this series very late in his life. He had to return to work because his good-for-nothing grandson had gambled the family's money away and left them destitute. Hokusai famously said on his deathbed, "If Heaven had lent me but five years more, I would have become a great painter."

I think he did alright, don't you?


Merlyn said...

That was an awesome story. I love bees, we get a lot of honey, bumble and field bees in our garden and I could sit and watch them all day long.

xxs and oos
on this moderator hell monday.


Florence Forrest said...

Thanks Merly:) I'll write to you soon, I've been stuggling with a tech problem and its diving me crazy!!

In Australia we have a beautiful native bee, it doesn't sting and it has an irridescent blue tail.

xxs and oos

Merlyn said...

gotta love technology. See, this is why I married a computer geek. Computer skills was on my list of what ( the perfect man had to have)

I forgot to mention the illustrations aer also stunning.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

'The Princess Lily' was excellent, Florence. You have such a skill with presenting folktales.

Florence Forrest said...

Merly, I love finding the pictures for the story. The pictures often direct my discovery of the story too, finding nuances that I hadn't thought of until then.

Captain, Thanks for leaving a comment on Crackle Mountain. CM was listed recently by a site in the US and I got 200 hits from it in 2 days. I thought "Gee! I better hurry up and write some more stories." I still have quite a lot of work to do on the site too. Not to mention fixing all the spelling errors:/ lol

Merlyn said...

fixing spelling errors.... the story of my life. Funny thing is I don't see my own, but I see everyone else's though.

dote is a headache to edit but I am getting better at it slowly. It helps when others nit pick for me :)

Nice that you get the site mentioned and get hits, that's cool I think.

many xxs and oos

Michelle said...

Hi Florence!

Thanks for the kind words on my blog! Winning the Extreme Makeover's the best thing that's happened to me in years! Be sure to check back this weekend for my "after" pictures!

Take care!