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.
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.
- The Frog Princess (short)
- The Frog Princess (long)
- Blondine, Bonne-Biche & Beau Minon (short)
- Blondine, Bonne Biche & Beau Minon (long)
- The Real Princess (short)
- The Real Princess (poem)
- Little Red Riding Hood (short)
- Little Red Riding Hood (long)
- The Twelve Brothers (short)
- The Twelve Brothers (long)
- Cinderella (short)
- Cinderella (long)
- The Magic Horse (short)
- The Magic Horse (long)
- The Lady and the Lion (short)
- The Lady and the Lion (long)
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 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
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…
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:
For our next story – The Magic Horse – I am practising drawing horses. This first selection was drawn without looking!
And this lot I drew with my wrong hand (but I was looking as I drew).
Cinderella – a set of pictures intended to ‘spell out’ the Cinderella theme using collage.
The Twelve Brothers – Sadly the Princess didn’t realise that she would turn her brothers into ravens by picking the flowers.
This is one of my first efforts at tessellations made with a program called TesselManiac
The brothers see the red flag warning.
Little Red Riding Hood
The real princess (AKA The princess and the pea)
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:
Blondine, Bonne-Biche and Beau-Minon
The frog princess