Saturday, 13 September 2008
Every time a child says "I don't believe in fairies, warned Peter Pan , "there is a little fairy somewhere that drops down dead . By her paintings Margaret Tarrant did as much to stop this happenings as J M Barrie did by his writings.
This is what is written in the end of my beautiful illustrated book...
Margaret Tarrant born on 1888 in London was a talented painter that have illustrated many classic stories, along with some fairytale series that i just started reading. I travel into those stories before i sleep and they make my dreams sweet and fairy...Every little picture is an inspiring lovely piece.
"...The crowfoot loves the sunshine but rain does not appeal. The raindrops' pitter-patter it does not like to feel. So when the rain is starting , the anxious fairies cry: come quickly undearneath, my dears, and from the rain keep dry! They pull the crowfoot under, and hide it from the rain. Beneath the pond they hold it till sunshine comes again. And then they lift it gently, it spread its petals out, and all the little fairies come and dance around about..."
This are some words from the book "The Water Fairies" written by Marion St. John Webb.
You can find some work of Margaret Tarrant at www.artcyclopedia.com
Monday, 8 September 2008
Yesterday the Liverpool's Princess finally escaped dramatically forever. The giant spider (Fifty feet high, 37 tonnes) was wandering around to the streets of Liverpool for a while, making everybody feel amazed! The music accompanying her and the wet cloudy weather were making the scenery so real and atmospheric... Quite an addictive show, as many people -thrilled by the sight of it, even though it was cold and extremely busy, were following her around for hours! I've never seen so many people before in the streets of Liverpool. A marvelous creation brought by the French company "La machine" which will stay forever in the minds of the people who had the luck to experience a bit of the magical story!
Don't forget to have a look at the previous magnificent Artichoke production in London "The Sultan's Elephant"