Hey Creative. Don’t you love a good story? I do. There are so many life lessons that can be learned in creative storytelling. Storytelling and art go hand in hand!! Stories are a great way to get those artsy creative juices flowing!
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*Jasmine is part of the Fairytale Collection of die cuts/ephemera in the shop.
The story behind this piece, my storytelling and art.
As you may already know I love that Disney did this story into a movie. It was a first of a shift for the story telling in Disney movies. Jasmine is not your typical Disney Princess but a strong heroine standing against society norms. I love that!
Being a rebel myself (lol) I have never fit in with my upbringing, looks and attitude. My family raised me to believe that you had to serve men, be a housewife, have kids and you need a man to take care if you. (I don’t have a problem with those things per say, I had a problem with the idea that I had that to have that lifestyle and that’s all that was important. I wanted to go to college, have a career and make a difference. (You see why I can identify with the character Jasmine form Aladine). Not only did I not fit it, my outlook or appearance. I didn’t want to, it wasn’t me,and yes even then, I died my hair purple (not all of it like I do now- just pieces). I wore purple vans tennis shoes (when there was only one Vans store in Cali and you got to pick your colors, wait upstairs for them to make them- the rubber was still warm when you got them… but I digress). Wearing purple jeans before it was cool (thanks to mom taking me to Hollywood to shop) and being a Christian when even my own family did not accept it or understand why.
Sometimes the choices if the subjects in your art can have a deeper meaning. Did you notice that her hair is purple? Purple is the color of royalty but I gave her that hair color to show on the outside what a rebel she is. Did you notice she is confident and comfortable in her stance? Could you make an art piece that shows a part of who you are and what you represent? Note that if you didn’t read the above paragraph you would look at these piece and just think, oh that’s a nod to the story Aladdin.
Here Selena created this beautiful scene for our Dorothy. She has written “it’s not just where you go it’s who you meet along the way.” A nod to the the entire theme of the story The Wizard of Oz, but also a great reminder to appreciate the fantastic people we have in our lives and not take them for granted! Selena has more to say on her project and you can check that out in her Blog
She even made a video for us and you can find it here: Selenas video
Dorothy is part of the Fairytale collection of die cuts/ ephemera in the shop.
I hope you will take the challenge! Please let me know what you think of this post and leave some love below for Selena too!