"all the better, red."
faerie tale feet painting inspired by the brothers grimm's "little red cap," or "the little red riding hood."
the little red cap her grandmother made for her, the basket to take her gram cake & wine, the bluebells that led red deeper and deeper into the forest… she not only learned to listen to her mom to stay on the path, but defeated the wolf so that by the time the second one came calling, he was just a passing shadow. (did you know gram & red drowned the second wolf? it rarely makes it into the storybooks. silly editors. sure, the hunter cut them out of the belly of the first wolf famous for “all the better to eat you with,” but the girls won round 2 all on their own.)
take to the woods.
and be all the better for it.
little red’s riding hood (or cap, as the grimms called it), grandma’s glasses worn by both her and the first world, the wolves paw prints, the basket, scissors (to make red’s cap, and to cut out red & granny from the wolf’s belly), needle & thread (again, to make red’s cap AND to sew rocks into the belly of wolf no.1), bluebells that led red off the path, & the butterflies she chased through the forest when she should have stuck to the path.
see below for the research & painting process!