You can see more photos of them here. What do you think, did I get it right?
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
For the longest time I've wanted to make an East of the Sun West of the Moon set of dolls. It's always been one of my favorite fairy tales, right at the top of the list with "The White Snake", but that's another post. I thought about this for a long time...probably over thought it which is my normal working mode. The bear wasn't the problem...well considering I'm a novice needle felter he wasn't exactly easy but at least I knew what he needed to look like. It was the girl who was the issue. I love the Dulac illustrations but I knew that wasn't my style and I just couldn't see how she should look. Then I did a bit of research and found that the story is Scandinavian in origin, and that's when it clicked for me. I could see her in my head perfectly! Don't you love when that happens? Sometimes an idea just has to percolate! So here they are...