"Once upon a time, I thought faeries lived only in books, old folktales, and the past. That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant, luminous beings, permeating my art and my everyday existence, causing glorious havoc." (Brian Froud)
Fae creature @melissakate.pnw, makeup by @elizabuchanan.mua . #projectmythos
"Enchanted by her beauty, they forget
The body of their comrade at her side,
From whose crushed lungs the bright blood oozing down
Jewel by ruby jewel from the wet
Deck drops and merges in the turquoise tide." (A.D.Hope.) #projectmythos
"When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun." (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
"Kiss a lover,
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure.
Face your life,
Leave no path untaken."
(Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book)
@jacquelinejaemodel spinning through the beautiful @luminestate.
"I am stirred to go among wild beasts....my pleasure leads me to the wood, to drive the deer into the net, and to urge on the fleet hound over the highest ridge, or with arm shot forth to let fly the quivering spear, or to lay my body upon the grassy ground. Oft do I delight to whirl the light car in the dust of the course, twisting with the rein the mouth of the flying steed." (Ovid, Heroides 4. 38 ff Roman poetry C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) Abnoba feat. @alexiakat9 & @light_of_dawn_wolfdogs with HMUA by @reneejbeauty . #projectmythos
"Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks she draws her golden bow . . . The tops of the high mountains tremble and the tangled wood echoes awesomely with the outcry of beasts." (Homeric Hymn 27 to Artemis, Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) Abnoba, feat. @alexiakat9 HMUA by @reneejbeauty . #projectmythos
"Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies!" (The Face of Helen, Christopher Marlowe)
@verucadulceofficial as the infinite beauty Helen of Troy.