November 12, 2010

Into the Woods

 What is the very first fairy tale that you remember? Was it sweet and filled with promises, glass slippers and magical kisses? Or did it involve dark woods, wandering alone... dropping desperate breadcrumbs?   I adore all types of tales but the dark ones were the first to draw me in, the the little girl in the flashy red cape.





A few of my favorite red caps to take you into the woods....


from Cart Before the Horse 

A whimsical world of wonders awaits you here!














Isabella's Art I have a soft spot for black and white and Isabella hits it!  










    The Fairies Nest  
Enchanting Dolls with the sweetest faces! (and wait till you see the tiny little boots on this one!)



And coming this spring Red Riding Hood as a gothic horror movie produced by Leonardo DiCaprio

13 comments:

SaraLynn said...

I have always been a huge fan of Isabella's art! These are such lovely pieces... thanks for sharing!

FairiesNest said...

Oh thank you Cat!!

Heather said...

Beautiful Art!!!! My first fairytae that I remember was Little Red Riding Hood as a matter of fact. That is the first one I can remember. Maybe that is why I love the color read so much. Mine was a scarey one definatly.

Marisa Hopkins said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I just learned today that there's going to be a Red Riding Hood movie in 2011... giddy!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Marisa, I found out yesterday while looking for these images! maybe I should include that info here too!

Heather, She is the first I remember too, although I had a strong fondness for Pooh and Peter Rabbit, there was something primal about Little Red that drew me in.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

SaraLynn, I adore Isabella's work too! I have one of her pieces in my kitchen and its a big part of why I'm doing it in all black and white!

you are most welcome Cynthia! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are lovely! I think the first one I remember is Snow White - having seen the movie when I was little and then reading the Little Golden Book. :) Theresa

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Oh Theresa, Snow is my favorite! I didn't see that movie for many years though and Little Red must of been read to me!

Jo James said...

Thanks for including my Red here :) Little Red Riding Hood was my daughter's very favorite story. We made plays and puppet shows and way too many red capes to count for all her assorted stuffed animals. She especailly liked pretending to be the wolf. She always did go for the bad guys in stories, hope that doesn't carry over into her real life :0

aquariann said...

Wondrous fairy tale pieces! Cynthia's tiny boots are rather adorable. ^.^

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

These are just beautiful. I have to say I loved the dark ones too even as a child. My mother bought me the most beautifully illustrated book of old fashioned fairy tales that I still have. One of my favorites was The Little Match Girl and of course Hansel and Gretel.

ArtSnark said...

such fun finds! Thanks for sharing. 1st I've heard of the Red film - squee! Off to check it out

Isabella's Art said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shadow puppet! It is such honour :-)

By the way I really like your series of moon girls. Even though it is work in progress it already looks stunning.