Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wraith Road or other paintings at My Good Babushka. Art, Needlework, Chainmaille Jewelry
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
witch bottle, where the tangled string in the bottle represented a labyrinth that ensnared the malignant spirit. There is a corollary philosophy that spirits must be ferried in straight lines, the road that the dead body must take to the graveyard must be in a straight line, or the spirit might become lost. These expressways to the boneyard were called Wraith Roads. I began to pictures little lost souls in a row. Here is my sketch of little lost souls helping each other along the Wraith Road. Finished work at the link.
If you like art inspired by odd little macabre bits of folklore, I hope you will visit my body of work at My Good Babushka. Art, Chainmaille Jewelry, Needlework.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Seafarer. I've decided to reprise the theme for this hand embroidered artwork. I've just begun to fill in the sky with long and short stitches here. An economical version of the Seafarer painting is available as the Seafarer Print. Or if more hand embroidery is what you like, you can check out my finished Hand Embroidered Artwork at My Good Babushka. Art, Chainmail, Needlework
Monday, December 2, 2013
Striped Hand Knit Cardigan at My Good Babushka. Art, Needlework. Jewelry.
Friday, November 29, 2013
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Chainmaille Necklaces at My Good Babushka. Jewelry, Art. Needlework.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Witch Bottle, but don't tap on the glass! My Good Babushka. Art. Jewelry, Needlework
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The characters and background are 100% hand embroidered with cotton floss on an 8" x 10" cotton canvas ground. Mounted onto paperboard and framed in a simple black frame, perfect for display on a wall or table.
Find purchasing information for Krampus at My Good Babushka. Hand Embroidered Art. Chainmaille Jewelry. Painting
Monday, November 25, 2013
You can see how this painting- Witch Bottle- turned out at My Good Babushka. Art. Jewelry. Needlework
Friday, November 22, 2013
You can see the finished piece- Witch Bottle at My Good Babushka. Art, Chainmaille Jewelry, Needlework
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Gruss vom Krampus Embroidery at My Good Babushka. Art, Needlework, and Jewelry.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Work continues on my Witch Bottle. But you can skip ahead and see the finished Witch Bottle painting at My Good Babushka. Folk Tale Art, Chainmaille Jewelry, and Handmade Needlework.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Witch Bottle was found in Greenwich. How neat!
I had learned through my reading of folklore that a tangled thread in a bottle prevents witches from meddling with you. Tying red thread on your cows' tails would prevent witches from bothering them. Witches are flummoxed, apparently, by knots. Just like my nine year old with his shoelaces.
You can see the Witch Bottle Painting at My Good Babushka. Folk Tale Art. Chainmaille Jewelry, Needlework