Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Princess and the Pea
Silhouttes and fairy tales have gone together in my head since my days in Primary. Sometimes before Primary started on Tuesday afternoons (Yes, I know that dates me.), the leaders would show short movies in the church's breezeway to keep all the kids occupied. One of those that I remember best was a version of Sleeping Beauty by Lotte Reiniger. The movie was animated all in silhouette. I thought it was the coolest thing. As I have started papercutting, I have naturally been drawn to doing some designs based on some of my favorite fairy tales. Here the queen is showing the tired unsuspecting princess her very tall bed. I have done a few other fairy tale cuts which I may at sometime post.