First there was the familiar fairy tale, told by the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by many over the years. Then there was a lovely and haunting depiction by one of my best friends, Judi Riesch. I'm sure you all swooned over her art, especially these pages made for Sarah's Red Journal, published in True Colors.
I found it fascinating to read Judi's text explaining that Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, famous for writing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was also a photographer. Judi's Red Riding Hood started with a Carroll photograph. HCIT? I wonder if his model for Alice was friends with Red?
Last week my sweet friend Nancy sent me the recently published Little Red Riding Hood. See HERE. Oooh, that girl *gets* me. Loved the illustrations by Daniel Egneus. I was familiar with his work but was clueless about the book so I love that my friends look out for me. (Thanks Nancy!) Equally cool is the typography....*faints*. Further down you'll see I was inspired and had to whip up some of my own to use on some Ruby Tuesday pages.
I learned that the illustrations from this book are currently on display in New York. Since the the show closes Friday, and they are only open until 5pm, I may not make it. My friend Andrew was going today and will give us the report. Even if I don't make the show at least the discovery of the site led to the link to this, a video of The Making Of. Gah!! HERE.
These are unfinished or maybe they are done. I'll decide later, but I am liking the simplicity of them. No doubt there are more pages to come as I play with my box of gathered materials. I'll see where it goes. I know I will be in Riding Hood mode for a few more Tuesdays because THE MOVIE comes out next Friday!
EDIT: Synchronicity....another of my BFFs posted about the RRH book. Go see Lisa Hoffman's post HERE. I was planning on buying the new book for all my favorite women....dang, looks like Lisa already got herself one.