Into the Dark Woods by Su Blackwell to be Published November 2022
23rd August 2021
Following on from the success of her children’s book, The Fairy Tale Princess (2011), QEST Scholar Su Blackwell has produced Into the Dark Woods a fairy tale book of her own featuring her fantastical paper art creation, to be published by in November 2022.
Su has reimagined seven classic fairy tales; Vasilisa the Brave, Aschenputtel, Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, The Six Swans, The Red Shoes and Bluebeard, rewriting the stories for an adult audience and choosing tales that offer her readers a sense of hope and enlightenment.
As an accompaniment, Blackwell has also provided a generous compendium, ‘The Making of the Talismans in Into the Dark Woods,’ containing seven paper-cut-out templates with step-by-step photographic instructions, showing you how to make your own paper objects or ‘talismans’ that feature in the tales.
Blackwell designed these objects to suit a range of paper-sculpting skills from beginner to advanced. They include a tiny paper shoe, a rose, a doll, a shirt, a bird, a ring, and a key; all items that can be carried around, like personal relics.
An online gallery will be linked to Blackwell’s website, enabling readers to post and comment on each other’s creations.
Illustrated with rich photographs of Blackwell’s stunning paper art creations, ‘Into the Dark Woods’ is a future heirloom, which should be included on the bookshelf of every collector and fairy tale enthusiast.