The First

What’s the first book you ever bought? The first book I remember buying was a paperback copy of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett while on a family holiday to Singapore. I remember it clearly, partly, because it’s attached to another memory I have that happened in that bookstore. I was seven and it … Continue reading The First

Do you really know Aladdin?

There is some debate on the origins of the fairy tale of Aladdin. It is commonly believed to be one of the stories Scheherazade tells in One Thousand And One Nights. I certainly thought it was. The copy I had growing up was definitely in a compilation of Middle Eastern stories including Aladdin, Ali Baba … Continue reading Do you really know Aladdin?

Fairy Tales: The Red Shoes

Wow! Over the last few days life really decided that my plans were unimportant. I had hoped to post this on Sunday as per my usual schedule but like I said, the universe had other plans. One of the things I’ve been discussing on my blog is fairy tales and the impact they’ve had on … Continue reading Fairy Tales: The Red Shoes

Poem – Twisted

This is another of the poems I wrote during my Bachelor’s studies. This one was inspired by the body of fairy and folk tales I was studying at the time. It’s mainly inspired by tales such as Beauty and the Beast and myths such as Hades and Persephone, Cupid and Psyche, and really any of … Continue reading Poem – Twisted

Poem – Elements of Love

I wrote this poem for a course during my Bachelor’s degree. It reminds me of summer love. I’ve always been inspired by Greek mythology and when I wrote it, in my imagination, this was Apollo, walking by the sea on a Greek island. Elements of Love By B. Forrester Golden hair and sky-blue eyes, found … Continue reading Poem – Elements of Love

Genre Conventions in Angel Lit

You might be sick of hearing about Angel-lit from me at the moment. Only, it’s such a broad topic that it’s taken me several weeks to say everything I wanted to say. If you’ve stuck with me this long THANK YOU! Next week I promise to not post about Fallen Angels or Demons; well I’m … Continue reading Genre Conventions in Angel Lit

Feminists and Rebel Angels

This is going to be a slightly longer post today. I condensed it as much as I thought I could but it's longer than my usual posts. During my undergraduate course I wrote a thesis entitled “Feminist Rebels” and Opening Pandora’s Box: The Sins of Female Angels”, and following on from my previous posts about the … Continue reading Feminists and Rebel Angels

Fallen Angel Lit – Continued: My Problem with Fallen

Last week I started discussing my obsession with Angel lit. It’s something I could talk for days on. One of the most popular Angel-lit series would have to be Fallen by Lauren Kate but I have a love-hate relationship with it. When I first read it I loved it. It was everything I needed to … Continue reading Fallen Angel Lit – Continued: My Problem with Fallen

Festival Appearances for 2018

There’s a couple of festivals I’m going to be at this year. Read on for more information. Denmark Festival of Voice I’m really excited to be a part of this year’s Denmark Festival of Voice! It runs over the June long weekend in the picturesque paradise of the Great Southern town of Denmark (the name … Continue reading Festival Appearances for 2018

Art Practice and Deadlines

Today I want to talk about Art Practice and Deadlines. I really hate the term “Art Practice” but I can’t think of a better term so I’m stuck with it. All artists have some kind of art practice. Whether you are an illustrator who draws daily or a painter who keeps an Art Journal; Art … Continue reading Art Practice and Deadlines