Monday, 12 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Contained

Here is my effort for this week's IF topic. I received a set of Russian nesting dolls for Christmas when I was about four and it was one of the best presents I ever had! I got so much pleasure from them over the years...even the woody smell of them made me happy. When I had my first son I let him play with them and later found him chewing enthusiastically on something. When I asked what it was, he opened his mouth to reveal the very smallest doll! I'd had them for about thirty years. It survived, but now looks like a scrap of driftwood. Since then I have been bought two more sets of Matryoshka dolls, both gifts from my mum. I feel a collection coming on...

Anyway it's a lino print, cut at home last night - not, sadly, at my studio which currently has no power or water. In fact, when I went there on Saturday, a large and rather pretty icicle was coming out of the tap! Hopefully it will be sorted out soon...it really will...