Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ole Lukøje

"Ole Lukøje"is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christen Andersen based upon a folk tale telling of a mysterious mythic creature of the Sandman who gently takes children to sleep and, depending on how good or bad they were, shows them various dreams.

Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night. But the other umbrella has no pictures, and this he holds over the naughty children so that they sleep heavily, and wake in the morning without having dreamed at all.

Here's my interpretation of Ole Lukøje with his pictured umbrella, this evening showing another of Hans Christen Andersen's tales. :)