We were so busy making teeny, leafy vines for Silva Populi jars today that we got quite a surprise when we took a step back from the desk. There before us lay a mini jungle of green growth. It immediately put us in mind of the early Ladybird Books edition of Sleeping Beauty, illustrated by Vera Southgate. In particular the scene where the Prince stumbles across the tangled, overgrown thorn bushes at the foot of the tower. Anyone else familiar with this edition?
|Illustration by Vera Southgate|
Or, do they put you in mind of beanstalks? Murgatroyd and Beanstalks....! (Thanks for the comparision Gentlework)
|Illustration by Eric Winter from www.ladybirdprints.com|