Dedicated to all the unfortunate souls burned in Witch-Hunt because of their knowledge of herbs….
My Herbalist inks images of the secret herbs into her skin… they are all signed… sometimes with a list of unusual properties.. and some are so rare that almost unseen by the human eye….
Is that warbler her soul? There sleeps a graceful willow
Ива склонилась и спит. И чудится мне, соловей на ветке – это ее душа.
The tanka is tattooed down the doll’s spine. Above her right breast is the tattoo of a nightingale. Thus, the doll is the willow. The light green kimono and hair ornaments styled as willow branches are used to reinforce the metaphor, but a nude “willow” with long loose hair would be just as powerful, even subtler.
(Strange though it may seem, this image has been inspired by your rendering of Olga Larina. I’ve always thought her just a wee bit naked for the part (although at the same time the minimalistic approach resonates with me very strongly), so my idea of dressing her would be to cover her body with Pushkin’s lines and drawings.)
Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic war, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology.
Athena appears in Greek mythology as the patron and helper of many heroes, including Odysseus, Jason, and Heracles. In Classical Greek myths, she never consorts with a lover, nor does she ever marry,earning the title Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin).
The most of the times she is represented with a shield, lance, snake.
Athena’s atribute is the olives branches.
The tattoo is intended to be adapted to the body of an Enchanted Doll and nothing more. The backpack is located at the bust height, and the tattoo size of the chest and arms bear in mind both volume breast and arm narrowness,so the doll can be moved and put it in different poses without interfering the tattoo design.
The tattoo is intended to be adapted to the body of an Enchanted Doll and nothing more. The backpack is located at the bust height so the doll can be moved and put it in different poses without interfering the tattoo design. Moreover, the tattoo size of the chest and arms bear in mind both volume breast and arm narrowness. it´s important to me to make the design fit perfect, so I hope I have gotten it!