For centuries people have used mythology to describe and explain many great events of human experience. The 40 spellbinding stained glass panels in this collection illustrate the legends of love, adventure, exploration, and conquest. They examine the folklore of the Mermaid, of chivalrous Knights, dancing Maidens, Kings on horseback, consorts, musicians, lovers and so much more. Descriptive text accompanies each design providing a fascinating insight into the artist's challenge and offers solutions with hints and tips for glass selection and project strategy. Every project includes the pattern line drawing. 24 projects are shown fabricated with a colour photograph while the remaining 16 are rendered as a textured line drawing with colour suggestions. Plus two designs are provided as full-size patterns printed on a bonus pullout page in the back of the book. The author presents an overview of how she turns an oil painting into a stained glass design, plus detailed instructions on how to enlarge a pattern drawing.
The allure and mystery of mermaids has taken hold of our psyche for ages. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. Inside this captivating collection, complete with beautiful illustrations throughout, you'll discover the myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explore the common symbols associated with them, and learn tales of merfolk from around the world. Dive into Mermaids and get swept away!
Are mermaids compassionate beings waiting to save drowning sailors or vindictive creatures hoping to lure people to their deaths? The answer depends on the lore, which is vast and varied. Through the centuries, people around the world have reported seeing real mermaids on rocks or bobbing in the sea. Even in the 21st century, people are drawn to the mystery of the mermaid. Readers, too, will find the many mermaid stories and hoaxes in this engaging book entertaining as well as educational. Folklore is a unique and entertaining window into studies of world culture.
Thirty beautifully depicted mermaids -- and a few mermen! -- represent myths and folktales from a wide variety of cultures. Brief captions introduce the stories behind the pictures. Contains mature content.
The mystical element of water is both bringer of life and bearer of death, the herald of hope and the harbinger of destruction. Who better, then, to ask for guidance and inspiration than the spirits of water themselves, the Water Fae? Mermaids, sprites, nymphs, and more—their wisdom and insight have been collected within this oracle to help us comprehend and embrace the enigmatic dichotomy that is water. Myths & Mermaids contains forty-two enchanting cards with the artwork of world-renowned artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith, paired with a guidebook channeling the wisdom, advice, and card spreads ranging from concise yes/no readings to more complex divinations.
Tales of mysterious and alluring mermaids have been told for thousands of years. Are they all just myths and legends, or could some of these stories be true? Using scientific method to evaluate the evidence, this book attempts to find out!
Not all mermaids look like the ones seen in movies. This stimulating book will show readers how to draw different styles of mermaids, including cartoon and manga, and teach them about the roles mermaids play in mythology. Step-by-step instructions teach young artists to draw these mysterious creatures by using simple lines and shapes, while colorful illustrations help them visualize their final product. Lessons range from simple to more elaborate, so artists of all levels can enjoy the fun projects in this book.