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May 23, 2007


Happy 20th!!! I have alot of love for all of you and am so thrilled a site like this, and all the other things that Endicott Studio is, exists. You have done wonderful things and I look forward to many more anniversaries.

Yes - Happy 20th. I love Endicott.I wish I could be there.

Congratulations Endicott! You are the most wonderful portal to mythic art there is, and you are so very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to all that you bring us in the next 20 years!

Wish I could be there but have a wonderful wonderful time! :)
C Merry

Wishing you a magnificent celebration! The Endicott Studio is truly a life changing community, and I will be forever grateful for all I learn from the incredible work you do. Love the poster. Happy 20th!

BRAVO! Congrats on 20 fabulous years! Can't wait for the next 20!!! and I'm really looking forward to ordering prints on line - delightful!!!

At the Armless Maiden/Baba Yaga discussion you really got me wondering about the stage-of-life between mother and crone.

As to the intermediary role for the mature woman I'll conclude that she has the option to choose for herself: Amazon if she's inclined to go forth and conquer, Queen if she's inclined to stay home and consolidate the rule of her domains, Sorceress or Seeress Mythic Artisan if she's inclined to deepen her knowledge and skills. Maybe more. Maybe all of the above. It's an age of choice.

Congratulations, Endicott! I wish that I could have heard Terri and Midori speak at Wiscon, and Laramie's hint of the topics discussed indicates the wealth of material that I missed. I love the poster art!

Laramie: I think Terri and I were really referring to stock figures of fairy tales. In our reading of fairy tales there are very few recurring roles for the middle aged woman --with the exception of evil step mothers, witches, and dead queen mothers (usually present in some sort of token--like a speaking doll, or a handkerchief with drops of blood). And even those characters are agents for the hero or heroine of the tale -- not central characters all their own.

This is where modern storytellers can begin to create a new genre of fairy tale hero and heroines --what are the transformative moments after a certain age and before death? The ones you suggest might be very interesting with the right stories underneath them.


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About this blog

  • The Journal of Mythic Arts was a pioneering online magazine dedicated to Mythic Arts: literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, and fairy tales. Published by The Endicott Studio, co-edited by Terri Windling & Midori Snyder, JoMA ran from 1997 to 2008.

    This blog was active from 2006 - 2008, and is kept online as an archive only. Please note that no new material has been posted since 2008, and links have not been updated.

    For more recent discussions of Mythic Arts, fantasy literature, and related topics, visit Terri Windling's Myth & Moor and Midori Snyder's Into the Labyrinth.

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