Of course, I've also always loved the work of Edward Gorey. Not just for his dramatic pen and ink, but also for the wonderful names and titles he'd give his drawings and books.
I am so happy with the way these have turned out.
From the top they are: Ondine (still in progress), Hester, Alice and Arabella. These are the first things I've done where I am seriously considering having prints made...and maybe finally getting an Etsy shop underway.
I spent yesterday divided between these girls and my poppet dolls. I feel like I am finding my own 'voice' again and not just following every beautiful inspiration. I think the dolls and these girls are very connected with my inner world; the one that gets fed with books and romantic, old movies and fairytales and visiting amazing historic houses and places. I love the unusual, but I also love the simple and ordinary. I love to juxtapose one with the other and see what results.
Maybe magick, maybe a mess...but always something interesting.
This Girls Day In was wonderful. I spent time with myself and really listened to the directions my heart is giving me.