4.01.2008

That Pretty Girl and Her Little Friends

Tah-Dah!
Well, here's the whole lot of 'em.
They were finished just in the nick of time to be listed on Sunday evening.
My favorite amongst the little guys is the one in green. He's just the most amiable of the bunch. The one with the yellow hat bites. And that bald one just right of Snow White thinks he's General Custer or something. I keep catching the little bugger trying to organize some sort of war party. Luckily, the rest of the fellows are a lazy lot and will have none of it. Snow manages to keep him in line well enough though.
I've never tackled this particular storybook character. Done lots of Little Reds, most of the the residents of Wonderland, and a Goldilocks or two, Miss Muffet, the cast of Charlotte's Web, and even Mary and her little lamb; but somehow Snow White just had yet to be made.
I like to research the origins of the stories before "illustrating" them with cloth. And, like so many other old stories, Snow White's tale has mellowed quite a bit over the years. One of the originally published tales had the wicked queen punished by having metal shoes scooped hot from the fire and put on her feet, then she was made to dance til she died. Harsh!
Childhoods are sweeter nowadays I suspect. Although there's still something to be said for a sinister queen and a bright red poison apple (whilst tucked safely on the lap of a parent, of course.)
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You can see more of Snow and the little guys here.

16 comments:

  1. I always look forward to every Sunday evening cuz of Cartbeforthehorse! LOVE this set!

    Nan

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  2. Wonderful collection Jo.. bravo! I agree about the sinister witch with the apple.. you can't have a tale without those characters :)
    I wonder if you've ever done a Baba Yaga - I'd love to see that!

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  3. What a sweet face Snow has. And what a charming group. :-)

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  4. OOOOO! AHHHH! What can I say. you guys rock! =)

    What an incredible set of dolls!!

    Jane

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  5. how awesome! Stay away from the yellow hat one!!!
    :0)

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  6. What a great set - I love them all!

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  7. I think you have to be one of the busiest people I know. I love the new designs.

    Kim

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  8. Just darling! It's always fun to see what you create next!

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  9. Joee ~ This set is great...LOVE the littl' dwarfs! :)

    CUTE!

    CK

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  10. Hey! I LIKE that little bald one. And even MORE now that I know he's running things (hee hee). As always . . . your work is fab-u-lous

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  12. What a beautiful set! I really admire you work and I'll be sure to check in often =)

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  13. Joee, these are just wonderful! Don'tcha just love some of the old fairy tales? Harsh indeed, but fun to read in the original form and see how they've changed. :)

    ~ Carolee

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  14. Sounds like the perfect dysfunctional family in the making. Brilliant!

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  15. Hello Jo. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and signing up for my giveaway. I'm going to add you to my artist list if you don't mind.

    I just love your Snow white and the 7 drawfs. They are amazing. What an awful torture......the hot shoes and dancing until you die...they certainly did have some harsh punishments back then.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Doreen

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  16. Hi Joee! We love your dolls and other artwork, and you're in my blog roll also. Thanks for adding me! You do great and creative work :)

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