This month’s assignment at Year of the Fairy Tale was to make collage pieces for Cinderella. No people. Just symbols.
First we were to paint lots of different types of paper with watercolor. Things like envelopes, graph paper, music sheets, kraft paper, whatever kind of paper you have as long as it was thin.
After the paper is dry, then out comes the glue stick!
I had made a bunch of sketches – using simple shapes – to represent symbols from the story. Here are a few of my ideas:
The fireplace where Cinderella sits and rests after her work. (The yellow on the floor was supposed to be light reflected from the fire. Now it sort of looks like the floor is on fire!! Help! Help! The house is on fire!!)
An invitation to the ball comes from the prince who lives in this castle. (It looks a bit wonky. A fixer-upper perhaps?)
“Bring me a pumpkin from the garden,” says Cinderella’s godmother.
With a touch of her wand, the pumpkin is transformed into a carriage. (It’s supposed to be windows on the carriage but now I look at it and they sort of look like eyes! Creepy? A little.)
“You must be home before the clock strikes 12,” warns her godmother.
Cinderella’s ball gown – made of paper towel, tissue and magazine glossy paper scratched up with sandpaper -- the latest fashion of the season.
And last, one of Cinderella’s glass slippers, dyed pink to match her gown.
And they all lived happily ever after.