|The Enchanted Lion - Jesus Blasco|
The last time I posted one of my 'Sunday Stories' I received a request for this classic fairy tale called 'The Enchanted Lion' illustrated by the brilliant and incomparable Jesus Blasco. I've come to appreciate Jesus Blasco's work more and more as an adult - what really appeals to me about the stories he illustrated is that he used a variety of different artistic techniques and this brings an incredible richness and depth to his work.
This story is much longer than those I usually choose to post. Because of this I've decided to split it into two posts - half this time and the rest next week.
This story appeared in 'Once Upon a Time' children's magazine.
Today's post contains 2 of 4 issues:
Issue #115 published 24 April 1971 and
Issue #116 published 1 May 1971
Even now that the winter chill is well on its way there is still some seasonal colour in the garden and fresh flowers for me to pick so I can still have a pretty posy in a vase.
I also couldn't resist showing this off. Yesterday while I was at work my husband and son decided to bake a cake. They followed a recipe on Youtube and made a chocolate cake with ganache icing (decorated with Maltesers). I think its a first for either of them - I was very impressed - its delicious!
I'm also still able to forage for tomatoes and the last few salad leaves in the greenhouse. We've realised its best to pick these cherry tomatoes while they are still green or they go soft on the vine. After I took this picture I collected another bowl this morning so the kitchen window sill is overflowing with these little beauties that look like a child's collection of marbles! (Do children still play with marbles?)