I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
Some of you may remember that I created this Cinderella Coach from a carveable pumpkin for Alpha Stamps last year, using one of their Cinderella collage sheets. Alpha Stamps puts out some wonderful collage sheets; I especially love their fabric collage sheets. And they have some terrific vintage styled stamps. Here's a quick photo of the coach I created and you can read all about how I created it on this post.
On now to glass slippers and godmothers - more lovely Cinderella images...
I have several Cinderella images to share with you today. Everyone loves a good Cinderella story and the interesting thing is that long before Walt Disney turned her into a sought after princess (and a great marketing vehicle) for little girls everywhere, her story existed in its own right. In France, she was known as Cendrillon. In Germany, as Ashchenputtel. She has appeared in the Arabian Nights, in China as Ye Xian, in Japanese literature, and across Europe in similar forms. The story can be traced in its earliest form to Classical Antiquity; she appears as the Greco-Egyptian girl Rhodopis in a tale from the 1st century BC. She embodies the classic theme of triumph over unjust oppression. Many argue that the tale of Cinderella teaches young women to look to men to rescue them from situations in lieu of taking their destiny into their own hands. On the contrary, what I like most about Cinderella is her perseverance and hope for a better life, in spite of her oppression. The message I like to take away from it is that it was the story of a girl who despite being unjustly oppressed, persevered through her difficulties, and retained the belief that she was deserving of a better life, ultimately triumphing in the end. Because Cinderella is such a popular story, her image exists in abundance in literature and among artists who have attempted to render her likeness. There are so many in fact that it may take a few posts to share all these images. Let's get started, shall we?