✨⭐️you ask me to pick a favourite fairy tale? impossible!!😅
⭐️i’ve spent my middle school years onward in the pursuit of the original tales disney used as inspiration & have studied the evolution of fairy tales through culture & multiple reiterations. (for example, i read “the hunchback of norte dame” at summer camp before the movie came out. ohmghee with the architecture already....!! 😂🏕#supernerd )
🤓i have upwards of seven shelves full of folk and fairy tale editions from around the world. NoT counting all the adaptations (like, novels & spin*offs) from said classic tales.
❤️But, in honor of #aprilbookstagram18 asking for my fave... i’ll give you one of the earliest faerie tale feet paintings i did (see second pic): “all the better red,” inspired by the brothers grimm’s “little red cap,” or “little red riding hood.”
📚left out of most modern fairy tale collections is the true ending to the tale— that there was a second wolf that granny and red defeated all by themselves. no huntsman required. lesson learned. & not “all the better to see you, my dear,” but “ALL THE BETTER” for lessons learned. for strength & wisdom gained.
❤️that’s what the story, these boots, & my painting of red stepping on the wolf’s shadow mean to me: All the Better. 💪🏽💥📖
📖any stories (even better: fairy tales) that have made you better? 🤓💜
📚& shoot me some fairy tale retellings (besides the lunar chronicles! 😅) you love in case i’ve missed them!! (please. because i obviously still need more.) 😂💜📚⭐️
• (& yes, you can get limited edition prints in my etsy shoppe. link in linktree!) also available as a sticker!! 🙌🏾😘🎨⭐️
#redridinghood in action.
Never thought the pics came out nicely~
"They never had guess your age and job by looking at this." Well, thanks for the kind words. I do appreciate them.
And I am happy & grateful with my life.
P/s: to certain someone, thanks for these shots.
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And be one traveler, long I stood, And looked down one as far as I could, To where it bent in the undergrowth;
I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."
So happy with my new toy. After busy day at work it is really nice to do some sketches and practice. This really helps me to improve. Will see this weekend as planing to finish some oil paintings. Interesting if I will paint same as with Apple pen 🙄😊. What do you think of this digital portrait?
Picked up my prints! I’ve slowly been working on this piece for the last couple months so I’m pretty stoked to see it finished. Selling them for $80 framed. They’re 16”x20” on rag photographique paper. Smooth matte finish. DM me if you’d like to buy one.