Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cinderella #304 Terrific Tales to Tell from the Storyknifing Tradtion


Cinderella #304 Terrific Tales to Tell from the Storyknifing Tradtion
Picture this, carved into snow!
Once upon a time, in Wisconsin, there lived a woman named Valerie Marsh. She loved to tell stories. In fact, she loved it so much, and she became so good at it, that she was able to perform a trick that was (almost!) magic. This was "single-handedly keeping two hundred children quiet in the lunch-room. " When Valerie decided to write down some of her stories, she got her friend Patrick Luzadder to draw pictures, step-by-step. This is because "the Inuit people devised a unique storytelling method that" involves carving pictograms in snow with a knife. The story, you should know by now! Here are the directions for drawing: 
Draw 1, half moon. 
Draw 2, half moon.
Draw 3, and 4, rectangles
Draw 5, frowning eyebrows
Draw 6, faces of frowning stepsisters.
Draw 7, bowl of food
Draw 8, steam from bowl
Draw 9, pole and fire

Notes: This is such a cool idea! How come I never thought of this before? I guess because there isn't any snow around here, for a start....But the author points out how easily these drawings can be done with markers, pencils, or crayons. 

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