Thanks to a recent trip to the library, Audrey and I are getting all international. I decided I needed to know more about the countries whose folk art has been so inspiring to me lately, and also picked up a little Russian folk tale book for Audrey, who is now totally into Baba Yaga.
I’ve been working on my little dolls some more, and she keeps swiping them. And instead of Babushkas she calls them her “Baba Yagas” which I’m not too offended at because its honestly so cute to see her line them up and shepherd over them 😉
Baba Yaga, if you had no idea, is well known Russia folk tale witch. There are many tales in which Baba Yaga is the villain, what with her house that stands on chicken legs and her desire to eat “bad Russian children.” Her home is usually lined with a fence of macabre skulls and bones and she’s always trying to lure in kids for her meals, but luckily things never seem to work out in her favor 😉 In the book we got from the library, she ends up throwing the kids out and running back into her house for some peace and quiet. I can understand that!
In less witchy endeavors, I think I’ve finally settled on a doll body style I like and have figured out how I want to make my babushka/baba yagas. I’ve got the prototype finished and am working on another pair that will probably be first into my shop! Cant wait to show you!~
Til then, don’t let Baba Yaga get you….