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A collection of inspirations and notes expanding on my sketchbooks...

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    Some current reading…

    The Irresistible Fairy Tale - Jack Zipes

    Women who run with Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    My Mother she killed me, My father he ate me - Ed. Kate Bernheimer

    — 2 years ago with 8 notes
    #books  #The Irresistible Fairy Tale  #Jack Zipes  #My Mother She killed me  #My father he ate me  #new fairy tales  #fairy tales  #fairy tale books  #kate bernheimer  #little red riding hood  #little red  #The Juniper Tree  #The Women who run with wolves 
    "Her green stained fingers
    Bloody.
    Bog-down and eider
    a map scattered to the winds
    Threads in forty shades
    hours of silence
    and sisters always wait behind"
    The twelve Wild Geese Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (Text for the piece)

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #the twelve wild geese  #poetry  #fairy tales  #fairytales  #retelling  #ireland  #irish  #Siobhan Rodgers  #silkbones 
    -The Twelve Wild Geese (Sister), Siobhan Rodgers 2008-2011 (Rushes, twine, bog-cotton, pins and ribbon.) Here pictured in Ps2 Belfast

    -The Twelve Wild Geese (Sister), Siobhan Rodgers 2008-2011 (Rushes, twine, bog-cotton, pins and ribbon.) Here pictured in Ps2 Belfast

    — 2 years ago with 4 notes
    #the twelve wild geese  #fairy tales  #fairytales  #fairy tale garments  #Rushes  #bog-cotton  #Ireland  #Irish  #Siobhan Rodgers  #silkbones 
    "Black as a raven, dark as a hearse,
    black as jealousy and deep dark earth.
    White as snow and pure as love,
    pale as bone and snowy dove.
    Red as blood, raw as grief
    red as birth and pure silk sheath.
    Black beady eye and feathers white
    red evening sky and his wings taking flight"

    The Juniper Tree - Siobhan Rodgers 2011

    (text for the piece)

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #Siobhan Rodgers  #silkbones  #The Juniper Tree  #Fairy tales  #poetry  #spell 
    "She knows the way
    she’s traced it a thousand times,
    down that path and boldly through the woods…
    Red velvet on white crumpled sheets
    the stars on fire
    and him;
    red satin scars, a mouthful of pennies
    and dark velvet earth"

    Little Red - Siobhan Rodgers 2011

    (Text for the piece)

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #little red riding hood  #little red  #poetry  #Siobhan Rodgers  #fairy tales 
    "Her sorrows slung around her neck;
    a litany of time and salt.
    a mother’s love
    White and fierce
    as pale as death and bible black
    her wind fallen beauty gone sour
    and that apple never falls far from the tree"
    Snow White - Siobhan Rodgers 2011

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #Snow White  #silkbones  #Siobhan Rodgers  #fairy tales  #poetry 
    "Those stars whirling overhead
    snow like sherbet on her tongue
    the red maps calling her onward
    Home.
    And she isn’t china and porcelain
    she’s chaos theory and between the lines
    she’s fire and patience
    and a pair of red shoes…"

    The Red Shoes - Siobhan Rodgers 2011

    (Text for the piece)

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago
    #the red shoes  #silkbones  #siobhan rodgers  #fairy tales  #poetry 
    "A brave man would have left them be
    appreciated them for what they were
    a wild thing
    charmed and tousled.
    As it was he cut and pulled
    and twisted
    until all that remained were neat stumps
    brown and hopeless"

    -Briar Rose, Siobhan Rodgers 2011

    (The text on the wall beside the previously posted piece…)

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #briar rose  #siobhan rodgers  #poetry  #fairy tales  #sleeping beauty 
    Briar Rose - Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (aka me…)
Rose briars, rose petals, twine and satin ribbon
Part of my Thirteen Tales series last year. (I figured it’s about time it was all posted here, so check back, lots more to come, and many more tales too ;) )

    Briar Rose - Siobhan Rodgers 2011 (aka me…)

    Rose briars, rose petals, twine and satin ribbon

    Part of my Thirteen Tales series last year. (I figured it’s about time it was all posted here, so check back, lots more to come, and many more tales too ;) )

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #Briar rose  #Siobhan Rodgers  #silkbones  #dress  #sleeping beauty  #fairy tales  #fairy tale garments  #roses  #thorns 
    Rie Cramer ~ The Elves & The Shoemaker ~ Grimm’s Fairy Tales ~ 1927 The elves began to stitch, sew, and hammer.
I’m still working on those PhD proposals, Commodity Fetishism, Craft, Folklore and Fairy Tales… I badly need a sounding board…

    Rie Cramer ~ The Elves & The Shoemaker Grimm’s Fairy Tales ~ 1927 The elves began to stitch, sew, and hammer.

    I’m still working on those PhD proposals, Commodity Fetishism, Craft, Folklore and Fairy Tales… I badly need a sounding board…

    (Source: artofnarrative, via moncabinetdecuriosites)

    — 2 years ago with 24 notes
    #fairy tales  #the elves and the shoe maker  #craft in fairy tales 

    My Moleskines- Part 1

    During my masters I filled five moleskines like this and two just with notes, plus one book for each of my thirteen tales… they were part logbook part mood-board, full of ideas and images, my own and gathered, inspirations and progress, maps, recipes, tests, superstitions, folklore, my photography, mind maps, thought processes, retellings, poetry and entirely made with love… My tutors didn’t bother to read them all but they severed me well and have a thousand more ideas to keep working on through the coming years…

    (Source: silk-bones)

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #Moleskine  #books  #pages  #writing  #fairy tales  #notebooks  #mindmaps  #silkbones  #Siobhan Rodgers