Friday, August 1, 2008

Little Red Riding Hood

Finally I can show off my favorite little project lately - a painting inspired by one of my favorite fairy tales, Little Red Riding Hood. As a child my mother made me a little blue dress and a red hood for a 'come as your favorite character' day at school. There's a picture of me in my little outfit somewhere I may post if I find it. I loved the hood very much and I wish I still had it. After seeing Black Apple's cute fabrics posted a few weeks ago I decided to make my own little Red. Here she is:

Isn't she cute? I just love her little hood and you can glimpse Granny's house in the distance with smoke coming from the chimney, she's waiting for her little granddaughter to visit her. This picture doesn't quite do it justice, it's even nicer in person with the sides painted the same dark red of her cloak.

I'll be making prints of this to sell in my Etsy store as soon as I test out the new paper I bought to do that with. I have another little picture to post soon of another little girl I painted, not from a fairytale. Back on the subject of Red - if you're as interested as I am on all images related to her you must check out the Little Red Riding Hood Project. Great way to find cute images of our favorite little fashionista and check out all the variations of the tale out there. I'd love to have some copies of these old tales. I must look into buying some.

Happy Friday, everyone!!


bunzi said...

very sweet. :)

SquishyCuteStuff said...

Totally cute! I am not even a painter, and I found myself up last night working on a painting! LOL... who knew ;-) Anyway, saw that skirt at Target... very Emily!

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