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Sarah Gramelspacher
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The Neighbors
I've read and re-read The Neighbors  (a.k.a. The Neighboring Families )  trying to think of something to say about it, but I consistently come up with nothing. Maybe I don't get it? It's full of conflicting interpretations of beauty and "the beautiful" and ...

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The Old Street Lamp
It will surprise no one who knows me that the image from The Old Street Lamp   that inspired me was that of the lamp's trio of gutter-bound, would-be successors: a herring's head, a bit of rotting wood, and a glow worm. All of these guys claim suitable repl...

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From A Window In Vartov
I've had this image in my head for a couple of weeks now. In fact, I meant for this illustration to be my Inktober #1, but the sketch never quite felt right until I tackled it again yesterday. (My Inktober drawings are all on my Instagram feed , btw.) From ...

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From the Ramparts of the Citadel
a.k.a. The Sunbeam and the Captive I'm still intrigued by the discrepancies I run into when I compare translations of Andersen. It seems highly unlikely that From the Ramparts of the Citadel (Haugaard, 1974) and The Sunbeam and the Captive (Paull, 1872) - t...

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The Little Match Girl
Surely you've read, or at least heard of, The Little Match Girl , one of Andersen's best-loved tales. When it came up in line for this blog, I couldn't bear the thought of doing yet another  little match girl illustration like the zillions of others  alread...

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