Fairytales and beautifully illustrated books go hand in hand. It is these that first introduced me to art, and I spent many a long hour gazing at the pictures in my Hans Christian Anderson and Grimm books when I was a youngster. Then I spent many a long hour drawing knights, princesses and dragons!
Still as an adult, I love these old stories with their magic and mystery, I just haven't grown up I suppose! Now I am finding myself stumbling onto folk music and many of which happen to be inspired by the Child Ballads.