The posters in this series are based on the water color images was created by artist Patricia DeLisa for the Fairy Tale Moons wall calendars that we published for the years 2008, 2009, and 2011. The Firebird image was the cover of the 2011 calendar, and the featured story for May that year. Occasionally we take the 36 original works of art created for this project out on exhibit, to celebrate scenes from the storyteller’s night sky and to teach dark sky advocacy through once upon a time. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these posters will be donated to the International Dark Sky Association to support their work in stewarding natural darkness worldwide.
Contact Mary if you would like exhibit information.
“The third night Tsarevich Ivan went to keep watch in the garden and sat under the same apple tree. He sat one hour, a second hour, and a third. Suddenly, the whole garden was lighted as if by many torches. The firebird came flying in, perched on the apple tree, and began to peck off apples. Tsarevich Ivan stole up to her so softly that he was able to seize her by the tail. But he could not hold her; she flew away, and Tsarevich Ivan was left with nothing but a tail feather in his hand.” ~ from “The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales” by Boris Zvorykin