Saturday, November 12, 2011

twelve

The Yggdrasill is an immense ash tree from old Norse mythology. Its uppermost branches reach up into the heavens and is said to actually support them. A very large golden Rooster sits at the tippy-top to warn of any danger. While the roots hold all the wisdom for the people to use.

I am fascinated with old stories and their power to captivate people through the eons. What is it about a story that makes it stand the test of time? Nowadays, we have so much information flowing through our daily activities it can be overwhelming. It is sometimes nice to sit for a moment and ponder how we communicated ideas long, long ago.

3 comments:

Sharon Wagner said...

A dazzling stary doodle do.

Nina Crittenden said...

Loved the happy sun! I am not well-versed in Norse mythology, this is a really cool sketch!

barb bjornson said...

Very nice drawing Alicia, not familiar with this tree. Love the story.