Posts Tagged ‘folk tale’


October 6, 2010

I’ve been featured on Ballad Of’s blog. Their magazine is entirely gorgeous, so needless to say I’m happy!

Also – a bonus sketch!


Mori Girl illustrations

July 13, 2010

Some little lovelies from my recent exhibition – sold some prints so far, but the originals are still available! 😉

Mori is a Japanese sub-culture which involves dressing as though lost in the forest – in a fairytale-like style using loose layers and old fashioned prints.

Oh Look – Soviet Animation!

September 8, 2009

Vinni Pukh – the Russian Winnie the Pooh by Soyuzmultfilm. Hand drawn/animated from little paper cut-outs, and somehow much more sweet and appealing than Disney’s version. If I recall correctly, it’s almost exactly the same as the original A A Milne story, except that Vinni is a “real” bear, not a toy. Therefore there is no Christopher Robin. Apparently the animators thought that (to paraphrase) the ”is this bear real? If so, and Christopher Robin is controlling him, who is controlling Christopher Robin?! Who really exists in this world? Are WE real?!?” side of things was too complicated for children. Well, I never thought of it that way.

Research shows that they also made The Hedgehog in the Fog – I remember seeing that on TV years ago and thinking how beautiful it was then. Looking back, I wasn’t wrong:

Beautiful animated music video

July 1, 2009

Music by Sarah Blasco (you can get the MP3 for free from that link!) and directed/designed by Celeste Potter. Love the magical narrative and folksy colours, as well as the whimsical music. Mmm.

Interesting Bits & Bobs

April 15, 2008

I’ve pretty much finished working on my Red Shoes pictures – for now! – and have moved on to my next mini-project, which involves curses & blessings within folk tales & fairy-stories. The series might become a set of trading-cards if all goes to plan…

Most fairy-tale ‘blessings’ are pretty dull (and gender-appropriate; physical beauty, good singing voice, wisdom, etc., etc.) but I currently like the one in which the crone thanks her helper by making jewels and flowers fall from her mouth when she speaks forever afterwards. Because, you know, that’s so practical, and would never, ever get irritating. But that’s fairy-tale logic for you, I suppose.

For all things fairy-tale related, including illustrations, I recommend a visit to the lovely, useful Sur la Lune.