We haven't spotlighted a fairy tale artist in several months, so here is some lighthearted relief via the whimsical, folksy illustrations of Emma SanCartier.
You could put a lot of things into the category of "folksy," but when I look at her prints, I think of medieval wood stamping with a pleasant, unique mix of Maurice Sendak.
|the snow queen|
They are highly imaginative and superbly colorful, with luscious sweeps of the watercolor brush and veils of blues and oranges overlapping. She also uses patterns reminiscent of native textiles.
|gerda takes flight|
And infuses the old tales with a little attitude.
|little red riding hood|
|rapunzel takes action|
Support Ms. SanCartier and snag some cool Christmas presents on her etsy shop.
As always, if you or someone you know is a budding fairy tale writer or artist, Spinning Straw into Gold wants to spotlight them!