WINKIN BLINKIN AND NOD NIGHT LIGHT
You can get lost in the imagery of Leandra's pewter mini works of art. The whimsical figures and symbols decorating her pewter collections illustrate her wonderful world of stars, whirligigs and sky-rockets. Along with a menagerie of odd-shaped animals and hyperactive men, women and children blessed with far-out faces and figures, Leandra creates a unique world best described as “fantasy in motion”
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe—
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
‘Where are you going, and what do you wish?’
The old moon asked the three.
‘We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!’
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in the beautiful sea–
‘Now cast your nets wherever you wish—
Never afeard are we';
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam—
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
‘Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folk thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea–
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is the wee one’s trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
by Eugene Field
All the nightlights in this collection measure approximately 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Some have small side panels to shield the bulb. They are fitted with a standard electrical plugin with a switch and includes a 7 watt night light bulb. Glass color may vary.
Leandra Drumm is the daughter of Don and Lisa Drumm, both accomplished artists in their own right. Leandra says her work is inspired by the everyday people and things that surround her. What a delightful and fanciful world she must live in!
Her early summers in the seventies were spent immersed in the arts and crafts at North Carolina’s famous Penland School where her parents taught classes. They sought to encourage her to become an engineer, but when she took her first art class in high school, her art teacher sent her to the University of Akron to take classes. While finishing up her BFA in graphic design at Kent State University she tried her hand at selling pewter jewelry, and Leandra Drumm Designs has been going strong since for over 20 years.