i just finished painting two new faerie tale feet minis in preparation for the harbor arts & books festival next weekend in maine.
glinda the good already sold (woohoo facebook progress photos!), but wanted to show you the process. 🙂
i read “glinda of oz,” l. frank baum’s last oz novel, posthumously published. glinda isn’t in it as much as i expected, but it was a good read.
and i RE-read yet again “the wonderful wizard of oz.” unlike the movie version, glinda is not who we meet when we land among the munchkins once dorothy’s house takes out the wicked witch of the east. it’s actually the good witch of the north, a little old lady in all white. we don’t meet glinda, “the good sorceress of oz” until the end of the book, after dorothy and friends have crossed the desert, and some other kooky lands, to reach her once the wizard has accidentally flown away in his hot air balloon to kansas without our fearless farmgirl heroine in the basket, too.
in the book, glinda wears an all-white dress and her throne and crown are accentuated with rubies. (probably where mgm got the idea for the ruby slippers to show off dorothy’s footwear in full technicolor glory!)
but for this painting, i couldn’t bear not to do glinda as pictured on film in munchkinland. so we’ve got her bubbles and fluffy pink dress. and all the rest of our oz friends are down below on the yellow brick road.
it’s literally my favorite painting i’ve done in a while. i love it. and it’s already found it’s own “no place like home.”
here was my favorite quote from “glinda of oz,” by l. frank baum:
“am i really wonderful?” asked the scarecrow.
“you are unusual,” replied glinda.
🙂 i get it. thank you for being gracious, glinda the good!
and here’s another mini i just finished, “sewn hugs,” inspired by johnny gruelle’s raggedy ann and andy stories, and modeled from my very own raggedy ann my mom sewed for my VERY first Christmas. it includes the candy heart that was sewn into her when her stuffing got replaced, the shoe-button eyes, and safety pin because she was always encouraging the other dolls and mending things with kindness.
this one is still available, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in taking her home.
8.25×6.25″ in the frame
peace, love, & colour to you,