Thursday, March 27, 2008

Brüderchen und Schwesterchen


Why is it that stepmothers always have the worst reputations in fairy tales? In this Grimm's tale, a brother and sister flee from their wicked witch of a stepmother. While wandering through the forest, the brother tries to drink from a stream, but the witch has placed a curse on the stream that will make whoever drinks from it into a tiger. The sister hears the stream babbling this and tells him not to drink or he'd attack her. They go to another stream and this one changes you into a wolf. They pass on that one and move on and before she can warn her brother, he drinks from the last enchanted stream and is changed into a deer. I'll let you read the rest on your own. This papercut is depicting a time when the brother and sister are hanging out in their cottage in the woods. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is really beautiful. All your work is amazing, but in this one I can just see the whole story, and feel the tenderness between sister and brother....

Cindy said...

Thanks Jennifer. I want to make more like this!

devotedsatellite said...

gorgeous! as always! the details just kill me... i hope one day you publish a book of fairy and folk tales full of your paper cuts. your work really sparks the imagination. can't wait to see more!

doro K. said...

my daughter loves this fairytale.
your paper cut is as wonderful as every time.
it reminds me on my favorite book of fairytales. i don't know, but maybe you would like the illustrations...like this...
http://www.wernerklemke.de/bilder/grimm_03.jpg

bye, doro.