A folktale in the family: the curse of the screaming skull at Ffagnallt Farm.

Folktale Week in 2019 happened like every other, with seven prompts. I managed just one, but it was a special one, for sure.

The curse of the screaming skull at Ffagnallt Farm is a folktale from Flintshire, North Wales. It is similar to other screaming skull tales that exist around the country, perhaps the world. I put my efforts into this particular one, leaving me no energy to work through the other six prompts that would make up the ‘week’.

Ffagnallt is a working farm in my partner’s family. Getting to illustrate it for an international illustration project was incredible fun. It was also my first attempt at Working with Adobe Fresco.

I still have six folktales to illustrate.

By Yvie Johnson

"You are the root of your success."
Turbulent times will bring out the best in you, to make you stronger for yourself, and for others. Living with ME(cfs) and Bipolar Disorder, I'm now taking one day at a time and arming my spirit and body with joy, love and gratitude for the journey ahead.