Monday, October 31, 2016

Fairy post #28 - royal frogs, rings & colouring in our princesses!

Faerie News

From the Australian Fairy Tale Society

Issue #2 of the Australian Fairy Tale Society ezine, 
themed on the Frog King, is beaming!
Exclusive to members, it's accessible for our membership fee $25. 
Join here.

Edited by Gypsy Thornton, co-edited by Louisa John-Krol (me)
it features articles by members 
including an interview about transformation
with glass artist Spike Deane, 
behind-the-scenes of metamorphosis 
with photographic-illustrator Lorena Carrington, 
stories by Gabi Brown & Graham Ross, 
an essay by Anne E Stewart, a report by Ring Maiden Jo Henwood 
and a glimpse of Ashpad the river Bunyip by Roslyn Quin & Matt Hood.

AFTS member & fairy tale / fantasy author Sophie Masson visits Melbourne for two events:
"Hope to maybe see you at one--or both! All the very best - Sophie Masson"
Event 1: Tuesday 8th November 6.30 pm, Alliance Francaise (St Kilda) about Jules Verne's Mikhail Strogoff, launch title for new imprint Eagle Books, featuring Stephanie Smee's new translation of this French classic adventure novel & David Allan's elegant illustrations. Book at Alliance website: here
Event 2: Thursday 10th November 6pm for 6.30, Readings Kids, 315 Lygon St., Carlton: launch of A Toy Christmas, an illustrated anthology of stories around the magic of toys at Christmas. RSVP
Author site

The second of these events, Thursday 10th November, will therefore be the date of our next Victorian Fairy Tale Ring meeting, unfurling late afternoon nearby. Email Louisa for details.

Fabled Nights

Storytelling Australia Victoria

continue on the 3rd Friday evening of every month in Newport Scout Hall, Newport, Melbourne.

A trove of inspiring illustrations:

Finette In The Oak Tree, from 'Finette Cendron', French Fairy Tales
I revisited 
some illustrations 
in our 
antique volume of 
French Fairy Tales 
this Spring...

My mother, Belinda John, loved colouring in pics, and eventually became an artist herself. 
Here are some of her colourful fey whimsies from childhood.

More gorgeous antique books...