Sunday, 8 June 2008

The story of Skillywidden.

When we were in Cornwall last year, I bought a book of Cornish Tales. These folk stories were collected by Robert Hunt in the nineteenth century, which is great because they would probably have disappeared otherwise.
I decided to make a book about one of the tales, 'Skillywidden.' In my version, the fairy runs away and leaves his shoes behind.
I made the cover of the book on my Embellisher, using strips of torn fabric which I felted into some velvet.

This page shows the church of St. Sennara at Zennor, where the story is set.

The text was printed onto calico and each page was covered with fine tulle before being decorated.


Homeleightigger said...

Your little book is exquisite Annette, and your fairy shoes give me goose bumps!!
Thanks so much for dropping by my Blog and leaving such a nice (tongue in cheek) comment!
Welcome to Blogland by the way. Val

mike said...

Great blog.
Just because you're my sister doesn't mean that you're not brilliant, talented, funny and just well cool! Seriously it's a great blog and will result in loads of creative things all round the world and in Australia!

queenlint1 said...

Ms. Emms,
I have to tell you how stunning I feel your work is! What an incredible soul you must have with its tapestry of creative threads! When I opened your page and looked at your work, my breath was just taken away!

Your fairy shoes come from someplace magic and just humbles me, as does all your work. I recognize this type of creative bone as a savant, something inborn and native that can't be learned or traded.

I'm putting a link to your blog on mine and I would truly love to feature you and your art on my blog sometime. The world needs to know about you!
Dina Kerik
Deepwater Journal