Illustration of a troll's face with a red hat

Trollkin Legends: The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

Once in a southern part of Denmark, where many, many trollkin lived, some of them went to a farm to borrow a pair of scissors for a wedding, they were to have.

The maid on the farm begged that she might attend the wedding and the trollkin agreed, but warned her that if she was to laugh at what she saw, it would be the last she ever saw. The maid agreed to this and the next day she followed the trollkin back to the hill, where the wedding was to take place.

She peered down the hill and saw the beautiful wedding, but as the trollkin were celebrating two of them struck a disagreement, one jumped out off his chair onto the table, but as he did the pair of scissors, which were tied to his waist as were they a sword, hit the edge of the table and struck his thigh.

This made the girl laugh so hard her eyes teared up so she could not see, and so she never laid eyes upon anything again.

Trollkin as it appears on the cover of the calendar.
Trollkin as it appears for the month of September.
The Trollkin Cover

The Cover illustration for Trollkin and also the illustration for the month of September. The calendar is a 12 piece series of illustrations based around Scandinavian folklore for a self-published calendar named: Trollkin.

View the full series here: [CLICK HERE]

Kiri Østergaard Leonard

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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