I love reading fairy tales. I found a new edition of Hansel and Gretel at the library today. It was exciting but not just because I like to read fairy stories. I love it when children's book illustrators really get into the stories they are portraying. Like Jen Corace. I had never heard of her before today and I'm rather sorry I hadn't. Her painting's for Hansel andGretel were so sweet and simple and I absolutely adored Gretel's wardrobe. Almost immediately after arriving home I was sitting with Gretel and my sketchbook.
My sketch of Gretel's dress and coat.
The book cover.
I have four little sisters and I'm certain one of them would love to have a new coat. I even have a wool blend on hand...