Moving on the Wires: Articles and Posts from This Week
Afua Richardson’s “Komaid Queen”
Below are some news stories and opinion pieces that I collected…
before/after. I gave Nikki a boil perm so she’d have a more ‘natural’ hair style.
EDIT: the tutorial I used is here:
#Beautiful PoC Mermaids swimming against the current of white supremacy
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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton
“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”
― Alfred Hitchcock
“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.”
― Friedrich von Schiller
I think what a lot of people fail to realize is that fairy tales are about emotional truths. No one reads a fairy tale and thinks that they may literally have to slay an ogre, or steal the golden goose, or wear out seven pairs of iron shoes and dress in a thousand furs to find the prince, but some people criticize them, saying this is unrealistic, this is all there is to the tale. Put a little thought into it. In your life, you may not have to climb mountains to find the home of the north wind, but you might have to ask someone intimidating for help. You may never have to trick the wicked prince into looking into the glass-filled barrel, or the witch into peering into the oven, but you might have to sacrifice someone else’s comfort for your own wellbeing. Your mother might not be wicked, but sometimes you’ll be angry with her. You might not be turned into a Beast, but sometimes it feels like there’s nothing about you worth loving. Fairy tales remind you of that. They remind you that there are troubles and trials, and that this is normal. It is the way of things, and you’ll come through it. (via agreyeyedgirl)
That Chesterton quote doe.
I love this. I’m not even capable of expressing how much.
my first painting of the year. acrylic, watercolor.
She was white as snow, black as coal, and red as blood or so I’m told…
Just an experiment to see how you could make snow white work in a non-Caucasian setting without taking away the whole “white as snow” aspect of her design. I like to think it worked…
Snow white - with hair as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and skin as black as ebony.
I started fairytale photo shoot today with Red Riding Hood. More pictures later in blog.
drawings, sketches and a few panels from my African Folktale comic (which you can grab a copy of or support here here!!)