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).


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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