Tuesday 20 February 2024


Hello Friends!

East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a Norwegian fairy tale.  You can read about it by clicking the link, it is really too long to type it all out especially with my shaking hands.

This is my copy, illustrated by the renowned artist and writer Jackie Morris  She often exhibits locally, and I have seen the original work from which this book cover is taken.  It is a big painting, and quite beautiful and magical, as is all of her work.

My copy is signed

I have been taking lessons online mentored by another renowned and magical artist, Ida Andersen Lang, from Denmark.  Recently, one of the lessons was themed on East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  

This is one of the paintings I made under her tutelage called Lassie and the White Bear.

The first two photos do not show her face at all well.  I do struggle sometimes to get a good photo of my art.

I don't like working faces on a small scale as many of you know.  I cannot achieve the level of detail that I want to achieve.

I was quite nervous painting the White Bear {Polar Bear} but am happy how it turned out.  It's not perfect but for a first attempt it's not bad.

Giveaway Time.  I have a signed copy of East of the Sun, West of the Moon for one lucky follower to win.  All you have to do is leave me a comment.  Not affiliated with Blogger or Google etc.  The winner will be drawn on March 1st and international entries are welcome.  Good Luck!

 Until next time
Stay well, stay safe

Debbie xx


  1. That book sounds magical, and our painting is fabulous, I can almost feel the bear's fur. It's a wonderful painting! Haave a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I don't know this story, though I've heard the expression "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," which I suspect is in direct relation to it. How lucky you are to have a signed copy. If you accept entries from across the pond, I would love to enter!

  3. I'm loving seeing your art, Deb. Like Jeanie I've heard the expression as well in spite of knowing the story. I must read it. Have a happy evening, my friend.

  4. You've captured Lassie and the White Bear really really well. It looks a magical book - I have a similar one by her called The Silent Unwinding. Your online lessons sound really fun. Take care Debbie Caroline (Ragged Robin)

  5. The book sounds very good and your painting looks magical.
    That is lovely of you to offer a giveaway, but please do not include me in your drawer. My good wishes to the eventual winner :)

    Wishing you a good weekend.
    I'm hoping we may have a dry one, it's been so wet recently.
    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  6. I think her face and the bear's are quite good.

  7. Deb, I am always in awe of your art! How lovely of you to offer a giveaway!

  8. I'm late to the party, but wanted to add my two cents. I think you did a fabulous job! I know it is not always easy to get a good photo, especially with metallic paints involved. I am amazed at the detail you managed on such a small scale with her face. I think both the Lass and Bear are done very well, Deb.