Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Matryoshka Doll

As promised, here's one thing I painted yesterday: a matryoshka doll or Russian nesting doll. I haven't painted in a good while and it was so nice to get back into the swing of it :)
I have had this blank nesting doll for about a year or so and in an effort to maximize my stash and minimize my clutter I am finishing up as many projects as I can!
Here is a close-up of the face, as you can see she was inspired by the night sky filled with stars, which is something I rarely see living in the city now. So instead I filled her up with a blanket of stars done in a glittery silver. As I was painting it I kept thinking these words over and over
And she wove her blanket of stars,
Till they were bursting with light,
And then she threw them up into the Night
Her hands are supposed are holding more stars as they are falling from her grasp into the night.

I wanted it to be more mystical and soothing than it turned out as evidence from when I showed, Jessica ,she said 'so it's a glittery fairy with fluffy stars'...
Oh well, I love it anyways!
Here is the back of it. Don't worry five more tiny dolls to come :)
Tomorrow something great is going to happen and I can't wait!!!! I guess you'll just have to wait and find out, because secrets are secrets :)
Good night,
the magical bean

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As always the pictures don't do it justice. Mom


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