Growing Flowers By Candlelight
Loosely based on a Buddhist parable, this fairytale about a girl who likes to grow flowers by candlelight surprises and enchants with carefully rendered pastel portraits of the witchy characters she meets along her quest for independence.
Praise for Growing Flowers by Candlelight:
"This lovely and whimsical tale by artist/poet Ponytess is at once parable and dream, a story about a journey, magic, and redemption. Originally hand-made and bound with twine, the work is an ephemeral collection of vivid, imaginative, wide-eyed pastel drawings, interwoven with the surreal and beautiful images evoked by the author’s unique writing style—between story and prose poem. Each page is elegantly framed in little golden buttons, recalling the style of sacred medieval texts.
Reading “Growing Flowers By Candlelight'' is like watching French surrealist film at its best. I highly recommend purchasing this gorgeous, colorful, and extraordinary work about a girl who chooses to become free, as quoted here: “I had it all along, and I never knew my worth, and then when I found it, my curse was lifted.” -Joe Woodland
"Dear, dear, Myrna! I just received your book and immediately started reading and experiencing the deep fairy, straight, misty, wisdom of it. It so inspiring! Thank you so, so much! It means a lot to me XXXXXXXXXXXX" -Linde ten Broek
Now available at:
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Glitter Box New Orleans, Barnes and Noble, Thriftbooks, Ebay, and on Amazon
Roses and Shaving Cream
A woman's chance meeting with a shaman dissolves into obsession and visionary madness. Blood marks every page of handwriting, and meticulous line drawings depict the haunting hallucinations caused by her harrowing passion over an unavailable magic man.
Praise for Roses and Shaving Cream:
"Enigmatic, haunting, and lyrical - this exploration into a strange and magical folie a deux is filled with mystery and images that stay with you long after the last page is turned..." -Angel Polacheck
Now available at:
Glitter Box New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and on Amazon