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.
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.
"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. RSVPAuthor 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.
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|
antique volume of
French Fairy Tales
My mother, Belinda John, loved colouring in pics, and eventually became an artist herself.
Here are some of her colourful fey whimsies from childhood.