Snow-Sculpture

Man and boy stand next to snow sculpture of lion in a yard; wooden fence and brick church building in background. Recorded in glass negative ledger: “M/Localities-New Baltimore.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
24 Ideas to Celebrate The Autumn / Winter Faery Court

Originally posted by pluviobrew

  1. Make a charm bag to protect you home from malicious fae
  2. Carve a jack-o-lantern and fill with spices
  3. Set out apple slices dusted with cinnamon for passing fae
  4. Decorate with bows of autumn leaves or pine branches
  5. Light spiced candles in you home
  6. Collect acorns for charms and acorn caps for offering dishes 
  7. Go outside a feel the fall wind blow around you
  8. Listen to more moody or “spooky” music
  9. Have a bonfire
  10. Walk through the woods and collect pretty leaves
  11. Visit again when the leaves have all fallen and have begun to decay
  12. Go mushroom spotting
  13. Leave out seeds for the birds and squirrels 
  14. Bake pies and pastries to celebrate the harvest, and leave some out with cream for the Autumn Queen
  15. Roast the pumpkin seeds from your jack-o-lantern
  16. Write out all your negative feelings on paper, burn them and bury the ashes, visualising them dying with the season and yourself being renewed
  17. Hang iron bells on your door to protect from malicious sprites on Halloween, or decorate with silver bells during Yule to attract fae
  18. Hang a pine bow in your room to sharpen your senses and give you clarity
  19. Press and dry the last flowers of summer
  20. Make a wreath for your door from pine bows and corresponding herbs (like rosemary and sage)
  21. Make a snow sculpture as an offering to the fae
  22. If you like making Christmas cookies, leave some out for the fae
  23. Stand under the winter moon
  24. Anoint a candle for the Winter Queen

Companion post to: 24 Ideas to celebrate the summer court

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Here it is!! My collaboration with LetThereBeDoodles! <3 This is something we have been working on for the last couple of weeks and it has been so much fun working together and I am so happy with what we created. We both hope that you enjoy these manips and the story that goes with them!(^-^)

We both wanted to do something new so we decided to create our own adaptation a la Disney! >:D We looked at several stories from around the world and got hooked by the story of Yuki-Onna, a mythical spirit from Japan. This is a character that has been re-imagend several times in film/TV before, so we had to take some artistic liberties in order for it to feel new and unique.

Even though this story is not historically accurate in the sense that it’s not based on real life events or people, we still did our absolute best to thoroughly research the era, culture and legends. But bare in mind that this adaptation was made by two non-Japanese creators, so errors in accuracy may be present. If this had been a real, original film project then we would naturally have hired film makers from a Japanese background to help us in it’s production. :3

DISCLAIMER: We do not own the movies which were used to created theses images. We only take credit for editing and the story.
Movies used: Brother Bear II, Fantasia 2000, Grave of the Fireflies, Lilo & Stitch, Millennium Actress, Mulan I-II, Peter Pan II, Pocahontas I-II, Princess Mononoke, Wolf Children

Story Summary:

WINTERTIDE: The tale of Yuki Onna

(developed by TheNamlessDoll and Lettherebedoodles, written by Lettherebedoodles.)

Every Winter when the snow starts to fall, the people of Japan huddle inside their homes with their families, away from the frigid white wasteland beyond the door.

Every Winter she watches them through the frosted glass, her pale skin barely distinguished from the snow around her, her eyes glinting from behind waves of long ebony hair. It is her job to see that the snow falls, that the winter comes and resets the world, preparing for the new beginning… However, human’s don’t seem to like the cold. They dread her return, and shun her when she arrives. They fear her… she is alone.

Yuki-Onna, the snow woman.

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