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...
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yes ... that is just how it is ... the answer to a project "arrives" and then the work comes together ...Absolutely love this sweet pair ... perfect ...and the detailing on the maiden's clothes are adorable!ReplyDelete
You did an outstanding job! I love them both!ReplyDelete
Ohhhh,,,,they are Beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
What a charming pair! ^.^ReplyDelete
omigosh, I love both of them. They are both amazing!ReplyDelete
You absolutely got it right.ReplyDelete
This set really caught my eye.. How adorable they are.. you did an outstanding job! I love them both!ReplyDelete
They are darling. Love the pigtails and the polar bear is so sweet, love the face. You did a wonderful job. God bless. cathyReplyDelete
what a neat idea, havent heard that tale since I was a wee lass, you did a phenominal job of putting a face to my memories. Thanks for sharing your beauty!ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece of work here! Both characters are pefect. The polar bear is wonderful and her costuming is perfect. Love her pigtails!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love her! You definitely got it right! It really captures the feeling of the story.ReplyDelete