‘Fairy Adventures – The Ouevre’
Since “entering the fairy realm” (becoming Fairy Poppilina), I have provided regular storytelling in two bookshops [Lesley McKay’s Bookshop, Woollahra, SYDNEY and The Potts Point Bookshop, Potts Point, SYDNEY], as well as touching down in preschools, daycare centres with my imaginative and fun session, as an incursion provider in schools (fairytale education, Australian author appreciation (Aaron Blabey) and Book Week fun. I have also had the pleasure of sprinkling fairy magic at various private fairy parties in a cupcake shop in SYDNEY and at various locations in SYDNEY, THE GOLD COAST AND BRISBANE.
I also had the unique experience of visiting two women’s correctional centres and providing literature and nursery rhyme fun to incarcerated mothers and their young children. It was heart-warming, to say the least, especially when I saw children and mothers enjoying ‘The Bear Hunt’ and reading this together after I had presented it.
I flitter and flutter between SYDNEY, THE GOLD COAST AND BRISBANE due to my unique situation (freelance work and living between these destinations).
I just see no end to ‘story magic’ and the power of literature and imagination. I relish my role as a children’s storyteller/fairytale teller/entertainer because I believe in storytelling as a powerful art form and the need for simple fun.
And . fairytales .. such a beguiling paradox: ‘Familiar but mysterious, earthy but ethereal, lucid but absurd. They seek to illuminate greater truths via the dark woods of our consciousness. But more than anything else, they fire our imagination, having crept into our collective psychoses as bedtime scriptures from an imaginary time and place’.