Thursday, March 19, 2015

VIta- Enchanted Doll Contest 2015

Leo is here! He was born at the end of February. He is a lovely and healthy boy. I am so very happy!
Right before his birth I made this drawing for the Enchanted Doll Contest 2015.

Introducing Vita. Her tattoo shows the unfolding of life through the intermixed symboligies of the Moirae myth and of the changing seasons. Clotho is the spinster that generates the thread of life, Lachesis defines the lengths of the thread, while Atropos cuts it. As winter’s snow falls to cover with silence the dead, there is hope for the future, in the form of seeds that fall on the ground, a promise of rebirth and renewal in the generations to come.
The project could be expanded with the depiction of three embracing female figures of different ages on the back of the doll. These would represent both the different phases of a woman’s life and the joys of motherhood (and grand-motherhood)."
Clearly, my pregnancy affected my choice of topic! :)
I did not win this year, but I enjoyed working on this very much!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ritratto di bimbo 2 finished

All right! I did it! I finished the third picture of the portrait of the family children for Isabella before her brother comes! Yey!

She has asked for a picture of baby Pluto, so I think I will have to comply, if I can...but I think that should be within my reach and simpler to do. :)

Have you gotten any snow? We barely were able to celebrate Isabella's birthday before we got snowed in! That's the trouble for those who are born in the winter....but we were lucky with our scheduling this year!