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Collection: Once Upon A Time

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 7:34 PM
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Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our children that no matter the magnitude of the terrifying situations in this world that they are just beginning to become aware of, they will have the courage to survive those situations when the time comes.










Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our children that no matter the magnitude of the terrifying situations in this world that they are just beginning to become aware of, they will have the courage to survive those situations when the time comes.


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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
I took a gap year from work to travel. Yet, the more I see, the more I miss fairytales
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coriannaeevee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
glad they have deviantart so i can see ll these amazing things
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coriannaeevee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
i have never seen so much fairy tale drawings in my life but these are the best one through the ones i have seen!!
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mandiemanzano Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
aw thank you for featuring mine <3
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n-nikute Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So many beautiful  pieces~
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:iconcridiana:
cridiana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Amazing collection! Thank you for sharing!
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Wingedbookr Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so wonderful instantly love all of them
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DarlingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Beautiful!!!!
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itskatbug Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful
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aIQbale Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Scrolling down all of this was like a trip. <3
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VolhaFuchs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome collection. Very inspiring!*.*
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lavanda53 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING ^^
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xcheat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
so many tires were shade :')
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ArainLEW Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
This is awesome! Very beautiful and love the quotes!
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glougee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one topic that could do with almost a monthly or weekly treatment. I would love to see this become a regular feature at DD.
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vodolija1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
HAHAHAHHAHAHA LIKE A BOSS --->fliiby.com/file/icv0d906x56/
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Wjf40390 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
So beautiful!
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MariahAlbert Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wow, So beautiful. I just loved the pictures, what beautiful pieces of art. They reminded me my childhood when I use to listen fairy tales before going to bed. Memories..
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Aysaik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow great work
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wow with is so cool :D
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Duesal10 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
This rekindled my love for fairy tales. 
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imigotto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lindo trabalho....transporta-nos... para uma outra dimensão...
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Pinyenjin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
How amazing!
I really like fairy tales, and the paintings are awesome!!
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IlluminatedStory Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Alright, winter break is coming up, so I'm going to do a Fairy Tale thing to announce my return to Deviantart.
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rioluteen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i never oughht of it l8ike that
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fordana65 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
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Sel-Diora Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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LOVE--WING Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO lovely, i love this feature very much :heart:
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
The bestest stories started with once upon a time. The best story started in A Galaxy Far Far Away.
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Liowayo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tour, I certainly enjoyed it!
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Andracus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
so beautiful.
I live by fairytales. I write and read ad my room is full of toy warhorses, dragons, paintings and all kind of 'magic' stuff...
Thank you for that collection Heart 
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elf-inflicted Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Go away, scum.
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x-o-the-revolution Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I adore you for including Chesterton...
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Lyra-Evergreen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
The transcriptions here are beautiful
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A-Splashing-Koi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Beautiful collection! All the artists' work here is fantastic.
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HilmanFaiz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome , great art
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing collection! Beautiful artworks!
Heart  fairy tales!
Love this quote too!

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

– Albert Einstein

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Laurelin-Nymph Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great collection! I do no see how anyone could not love fairy tales, especially illustrated like this :)
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YOLOgirl2003 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Luv it!!!!!
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lilart123 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love fairy tales so to me this is awesome!!!
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OvergrownRuins Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved fairy tales, even as I got older, so seeing this is really heart warming! The lovely art makes me want to curl up with a good fantasy book and read the hours away.
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JamaBT Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey guys I'm new to Devian gonna start making post to share and learn would appreciate getting watchers
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Spongebob1997 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovers once upon a time ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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CEZacherl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
These are such amazing works. Thank you for posting this :)
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool topic! :)
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