I had a lot of fun reminiscing lovely childhood memories of faraway places and magical adventures, thanks to the tales by Hans Christian Andersen. What a relief to find that all the magic was still there, even after all these years!
While I had a lot of favorite stories (especially The Snow Queen, although she scared the bejeesus out of me when I first encountered her), not all were going to be suitable for illustration and inclusion in a family-friendly exhibition. I wanted to capture the magic of fairytales, not their horrid truths and lessons they may have been based upon. Or tales ending with people and things dancing til their death, as merry as that might sound. As an aside, some old favorites, mostly from the brothers Grimm, have been considered too scary for parents to read to their kids - do you agree?
Art prints and cards that are blank inside will also be sold, as well as the framed prints being exhibited. If you're in Sydney, come by and check out A Good Yarn! Besides lots of gorgeous, skillful art, there will also be original short films on rotation throughout the duration of the exhibition. If you take any pictures, don't forget to tag them with #agoodyarn on Instagram! :)