About a life devoted to the love for Folklore, Mythology, Legends and.....Art

Monday, February 22, 2010

GIVE-AWAY CONTEST !!! / An update of the Tell me a story project.

finally an update of the Tell me a story project!

For those who are not familiar with the Tell me a story project yet: the project's goal is to collect fascinating, known and unknown, folk-tales from all over the world. Illustrate them and share them.
Instead of just taking stories from books, the aim is to 'collect' these stories directly from the source, the people; you. Isabella Baudelaire (that's me), a 24 year old Dutch artist who specializes in portraying folklore, myths and legends, will illustrate these wonderful stories. Eventually all these illustrations combined, of course accompanied by the original stories and background information will be published as a book.

For more information on the project, and how to participate, please check out my previous blogpost HERE.

The submission deadline is slowly aproaching.... Those who still wish to submit their story, please be quick because the final deadline is set on March 14th, 2010.
If you would like to submit your story but you are not able to make this deadline, don't worry, just send me a message so I will know and you can submit your story a little later. But please do send a message beforehand!

In the course of this week prints of the illustrations will become available at my website! These prints are a limited edition of twenty and are sold for 13 dollars each (including shipping). Every third print is for free.
If you like to have a print you can also send me a message here, on my blog and I will contact you. (please note, I can only accept payments outside of Europe through paypal).

And finally........ THE GIVE-AWAY CONTEST!!!
Because I have reached the halfway-point in the project, I thought it is time to celebrate this little "victory". And thus I will be giving away 5 sets of prints. These sets will contain six small prints of illustrations made for the Tell me a Story project. Best of all you are allowed to pick your own six favorite prints! Here is a link to the illustrations you can choose from: LINK
In the course of next week more will be added to this gallery, so perhaps wait a while before making your pick. To participate just leave a comment on the bottom of this page and tell me how to contact you, by giving me your email address or a link to your own blog. I will then, Friday-night (CET), March 5th randomly pick out five names and contact the winners. GOOD LUCK!


  1. Your work is amazing! I recently bought a Pippi Longstocking shadow puppet from you which I just adore!
    These illustrations are wonderful too - I'd be thrilled to win this comp.


  2. How exciting! My link is http://merrymeeper.blogspot.com and my email is hawles@sage.edu

  3. Wow, I'll have to send in a story pronto! Thanks for the reminder!
    I would really love to win this contest- I know I haven't left comment on half the stories that wowed me, but I've enjoyed the heck out of this whole series!


  4. =0
    that sounds great!
    i'm happy for you that you are reaching your goal =]
    i'm on DA http://wakko-pj.deviantart.com/
    in the case you can note me there

  5. wow! You can reach me at


  6. Oh, so beautiful I want them all! I am now going back to read all about the project. My blog is: http://thangsandstuff.blogspot.com

  7. I just found you, and I love your work, the stories - everything! I'm in awe. You are an amazing artist - and these stories and just wonderful. Love, love, love!!


  8. Brilliant! What a great idea for a book.

  9. This is wonderful. I love your illustrations.