Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
What the Ugly Stepsister prizes above all is dominion over everything. She doesn’t share because she thinks there is barely enough for her- in fact, there is never enough. Other people’s joy is their betrayal. If thwarted, she will seek revenge, and her poisons will taint you. Her most insidious trait is that she is not entirely ugly: one side of her face, although sad, is also sweet, like the shine on a poison apple. But remember – in fairy tales, the Ugly Stepsister does not always find redemption.
You see them sometimes at dusk, slowly lumbering up from their blissful slumber. Trolls are sweet and gentle by nature, but cross them – well, you just might feel the sting of their powerful magic. Not everyone likes Trolls. Some see only the cragginess, the untidiness, the lines and folds of age. Others look with the eyes of love, and see the beauty that comes from simply being who you are. This one is obviously loved. She not only has the adoration of this little squirrel, but someone took the time and trouble to let her know with an embroidered heart of silk. And she carries this gift of love with her everywhere: it is a talisman to protect her from those who can only look at her with unkind eyes. For you see, love is still the most powerful magic; but only if it’s shown.