Mossycoat

My first Lexicon curiosity will be based around Mossycoat (the original folk tale featured in Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales and not the Philip Pullman reinvention).

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This whole collection of fairy tales was marvelous and i would whole-heartedly recommend it to you, but out of all of the wonderments i was attracted to Mossycoat the most. I wont spoil Mossycoat’s tale for you, all i will say is that it is a variation of the Cinderella story and is centered around a magical mossy coat.

 

To start me off with Mossycoat, i whipped up a simple mind map just to get me thinking about what i might want to do.

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And next onto gathering some mossy context…

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… and then drawing the mossy context and doodling it into patterns and designs!

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Sneak peek at a little design i’m working with at the moment:

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And that was where i ended with Mossycoat today!

Stay tuned for more…

Chloe out.

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