Friday, July 31, 2009


So, when I was a kid my family collected the Random House Golden Books.
Some of my favorite books were the ones illustrated by Sheilah Beckett.
She really helped form my idea of beauty, what illustration should look like,
and what I wished i could draw like.

here we have a 2 page spread from Cinderella

Here we have Sleeping Beauty and her Prince... i think when i crop it
i might have oriented it back wards... humm

And 2 of my favorites, Snow White and Rose Red. I loved the way they
thought through their problems and helped to solve the Prince of the
stories problem too.

Now I'm going to share a little secret with you all. You know when people
say "I've thought about my wedding dress since i was a little girl". Well,
I never really have. "Oh that's pretty." is generally my thoughts but there is
no grand plan in my head waiting to be executed.

That said, when we would play pretend, this is what I pretended to look

Sans the glass slippers though. They can't be good for dancing in.

I think I'm going to have to find more illustrations by Sheilah Beckett.


Chris said...

Hmm, I don't think we had the Little Golden Books. I do love that last illustration - a fun, practical wedding dress!

April said...

Hi! I found your blog after googling Sheilah Beckett. I just wanted to thank you for including Cinderella. I had forgotten how beautiful that book is. My favorite was Snow White and Rose Red.
I just found Sleeping Beauty at a thrift store and read it to my 4-year old daughter. I can't wait to find the others! Thanks for celebrating this great illustrator!