Year of the Fairy Tale

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PS And the final post to this page is a link to a ‘zine based on the Magic Horse where it took many different shapes. You can find the whole book here: http://www.carlasonheim.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Fairyland2finalc.pdf

For my entry I chose the pukeko from New Zealand – just one of the wonderful birds there.

Pukeko doing a cat's cradle
The magic pukeko

January saw the start of the Year of the Fairy Tale with Carla Sonheim. And here we are in November and the Year is finished! What a lot of work. There are eight stories in all. I have enjoyed the online course immensely and using different versions of the stories – working with a New Zealand teacher/writer, Pip Harrison – to make teaching resources for primary age children which are listed by languageisheartosay with TES.

Here are two versions of the stories.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Shown under the story titles (final story first). Examples by both the contributors are included (although Pip Harrison was not following the course).

The lady and the lion – Here you see the lady with her lion-prince being flown home by griffin – it’s the only way to travel!

 the prince and the lady fly home on a griffin

The lady and the lion © Pip Harrison fairy tale illustration
The lady and the lion
© Pip Harrison

The third daughter (Lily, or the Lady) goes to the Red Sea to help her prince (currently a lion) win a battle with a dragon (really an evil princess). The prince is sometimes a lion and sometimes a dove – another threesome.

The magic horse

Princess of Bengal kidnapped
The Princess is kidnapped

Will she escape? Now you can read the story and find out!

Here is my favourite tessellation for it. Prince Firouz has come on the magic horse and landed at the castle of the Princess of Bengal…

A tessellation for The Magic Horse story using TesselManiac
castle, prince, magic horse, princess

Program for the design work from TesselManiac.

Update on the horses! Here is my favourite that I drew with my eyes shut presented in a mock-up page of a storybook:

A mock-up of illustrated story page for The Magic Horse.
The magic horse
Take-off on the magic horse © Pip Harrison fairy tale illustration
Take-off on the magic horse
© Pip Harrison

For our next story – The Magic Horse – I am practising drawing horses. This first selection was drawn without looking!

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And this lot I drew with my wrong hand (but I was looking as I drew).

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Cinderella – a set of pictures intended to ‘spell out’ the Cinderella theme using collage.

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The slipper © Pip Harrison illustration for Cinderella
The slipper
© Pip Harrison

The Twelve Brothers – Sadly the Princess didn’t realise that she would turn her brothers into ravens by picking the flowers.

flower man bird3d

This is one of my first efforts at tessellations made with a program called TesselManiac

The twelve brothers © Pip Harrison illustration for Brothers Grimm story
The twelve brothers
© Pip Harrison

The brothers see the red flag warning.

Little Red Riding Hood

Imposter © Catherine Redmayne
Imposter
© Catherine Redmayne
'Granny' in LRRH © Pip Harrison illustration for Little Red Riding Hood
‘Granny’ in LRRH
© Pip Harrison

The real princess (AKA The princess and the pea)

The storm © Catherine Redmayne
The storm
© Catherine Redmayne
The real princess © Pip Harrison illustration for the princess and the pea
The real princess
© Pip Harrison

On 24th May Carla Sonheim listed a joint effort from the people taking part in her Year of the Fairy Tale.   See multiple versions of what the princess suffered by following the link on Carla’s blog under that date. This was my entry:

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Blondine, Bonne-Biche and Beau-Minon

Blondie on the tortoise © Pip Harrison illustration for fairy tale
Blondie on the tortoise
© Pip Harrison
Into the wood © Catherine Redmayne
Into the wood
© Catherine Redmayne

The frog princess

Blue frog © Catherine Redmayne
Blue frog
© Catherine Redmayne

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