The Castle of Melvales - a scraperboard illustration by Rima Staines based on the Welsh Gypsy folktale which we tell as part of our Hedgespoken travelling storytelling theatre shows, and for which this was made into a backdrop for the telling.
A mythic Griffin of the Greenwood encircles a crossroads in a forest. At the junction lies a golden apple - the thing the tale's hero Jack is searching for. In the distance beyond a moat lies the Castle of Melvales itself - a place of magic and transformation, challenges and destiny. It is a strange and wonderful story.
The A6 (105x148mm) postcard print is printed on matte 350gsm white card. The back is blank apart from the title and artist name.
I simply could not resist this magical postcard.
It will find its way into my favorite tales and keep my
place in between reading times. It’s always a delight
to find cards in books at random times.
The artwork on this card is so enticing.
Dragons surrounding buildings is a significant theme in our family so I bought one for each home!