The paintings are by German artist Michael Sowa and from these alone I am besotted with his work. Yes, I am shameless, I know but I am besotted. Michael's work appears in a few scenes in the wonderful romantic fairy tale film, AMELIE. If you saw the film, you'll remember the art - I hope. I've never forgotten it and today - woohoo! - I found it on one my favorite blogs. I'm gushing, I know, but that's how certain art affects me.
"If you want your children to be bright,
read them fairytales.
If you want them to be brilliant read them
more fairy tales."