"My mother, she killed me,
My father, he ate of me,
My sister Marlene,
Gathered all my bones,
Tied them in a silken scarf,
Laid them beneath the juniper tree,
Tweet, tweet, what a beautiful bird am I!"
Based on the German fairy tale of, "The Juniper Tree" by the Brothers Grimm. This sad tale follows a boy who was killed by his stepmother, and was buried beneath a magical juniper tree by his sister. He becomes a great, beautiful bird and sings the sad song of his death to all in the village, until at last, he takes his revenge.
February 2014. Pen & Ink, Watercolor and Photoshop.
Hello there! I'm Shelby Elizabeth, a freelance illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas.
Currently my work has focused primarily on traditional mediums, particularly pen and ink.
Thanks for looking!
Gallery-quality canvas prints on a smooth white archival canvas. Each canvas is hand cut and wrapped, featuring a 1.5" white edge. Hanging hardware is included making your canvas ready to display.