The idea that hopefully every Folktale Princess was once happy, at least at some point in their life – even if we only pick up on the drama when telling their stories – made up for a tribute to a Princess’ Happiness that (at least) once was. Or will be!
We decided to share a closer look at our not so Little Red Riding Hood and her young wolfy friend. We truly wanted to give a clean slate to this wolf and emphasize it being a cub, thus super cute puppy eyes were deployed.
Here are the lines for our illustration of a not so young Red Riding Hood and a not so grown wolf. With a time scramble, we propose the freedom of finding new paths and different consequences to different decisions.
Will the wolf be good? Will Red Riding Hood be wise? We find Time scrambles really interesting!
Folklore stories have been told to us at a young age and listening to them again decades after, the characters remain in that Time standstill, forever remaining as they always were, since the first time the story was told and as it registered on our memory. But, what if… Time could be scrambled and played with? Well, that’s exactly what we bring you today! A not so small Red Riding Hood holding a cub Wolf.
The question remains: Nurture or Nature? Is he already a bad Wolf in the making? A bright mind eager to learn and empathize? We leave that to you and your own imagination.
Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of this Portuguese folktale, The Envious Queen! This last part is definitely not for the faint of heart, although like many other such tales, it was a favourite of young children in our families! If you haven’t read the first part of this tale, we invite you to do so ►here◄ But nevertheless, we’ll share a small synopsis:
Concerned with the fate of his only daughter, an elderly father decides by means of mysterious arts to help her establish herself and induce fits of envy in none other than the kingdom’s Queen.
What task must his young (and probably traumatized) daughter accomplish for one final time? Let us discover together!
THE ENVIOUS QUEEN – PART II (translation, adaptation and art by StarTwo)