Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rotkäppchen

Okay, it's for sale. I'll make prints soon though! Go here for to buy.

I thought I'd try my hand at doing a series. I got these vintage frames the other day and wanted to place something in them and I kept thinking, Red Riding Hood, Red Riding Hood. So I followed the voices in my head and did a papercut.


I looked up Red Riding Hood on Wikipedia and the story is sort of like how when you're a little kid you miss all the innuendos in Grease. Well, I missed all the innuendos in Red Riding Hood. In the original stories, she is swayed by the wolf and gets in bed with him before he eats her. There is no hunter to save her. She messes with the wolf, she dies.


I like the above picture the best. They are having such a good time smelling those flowers.


In light of the fact that my parent's dog just died and they just shot that tiger in the San Francisco zoo, I had a little bit of a hard time with this last image. That wolf was just doing what he does best.


These are small, about 3.5" x 5". I might try to sell them on Etsy. I sort of want to hoard them for myself though.

13 comments:

bug girl said...

I like these. Very sweet, yet so bad.

patricia said...

how beautiful!

Fuji Mama said...

These are amazing. You should definitely do more series.

sarah said...

These are so fabulous! I love them! I want them all! You should do prints so we all can relish in their loveliness!

Cindy said...

Kim and Patricia, thanks!

fuji mama, thanks, I think I will!

sarah, that's a good idea!

wild murdocks said...

enchanting

Jen said...

Just wanted you to know that I lurk and I love all of your stuff.

Keyser Soze said...

YOU are just so awesome and I am just SUCH a HUGE FAN! I must buy some of your work on Etsy. Must.
YOU are a DARLING! This red riding hood series is unbelievably cool and full of WIN! Thanks for your supportive comment. I've had the caffiene headaches so I know how bad that sucks. Bleah. MUAH!
I kissa U face!

devotedsatellite said...

these are stunningly gorgeous! you should publish a version of little red riding hood with your papercuts! i do a folktale series with my students every year, and we compare and contrast the illustrations and versions of several little red riding hood books. i can't believe how well you capture her innocence through silhouettes... beautiful.

Melanie said...

Certainly, I know this tale almost by heart. But looking at your pictures I want to read it again. Well-done! If you decided to sell them, I am sure you will be a success

Cindy said...

Wild Murdocks, thanks!

Keyser Soze, you're darling!

Devoted Satellite, thanks, it's tricky to make things have a little more life to them when you do them as silhouettes.

Melanie, I hope so! Thanks!

Snippety Gibbit said...

I understand the need to hoard your "babies." I feel the same way.

Ray Lowe said...

Cindy, I just stumbled on your blog, and am amazed by your talent. I gave you a shout out on my blog for people to look into your stuff. Hope that's ok. Pretty please make prints of Riding hood, I want to buy a set for my nursery. Your detail is extraordinary! You can see emotion in the characters even though they are sillouhettes (sp?) Keep the papercuts coming!