Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oh, Dorothy...


I've beer reading the 'Wizard of OZ' (the original version) chapter by chapter to the girls as a bed-time story. They are so into it. They've never seen the movie or heard the story... so it's like discovering America to them. Pleasure to watch them get all exited over what's next:)
The gouache painting is of Dorothy... the way I see her. I did go a bit 'Hollywood' on the shoes and made them ruby (even tho they are silver in the story)... Boy, she really makes me laugh... with her good girl - kind and responsible personality. 

14 comments:

kitty stitch said...

shes fab!

Carm said...

I adore this!

jaboopee said...

I love it!
your children have their very own Dorothy now.

melissa kaye said...

She is lovely! Nice job :-)

Elizabeth said...

I remember being quite obsessed with the Wizard of Oz as a child (being from kansas myself). If you really want them to discover America, try the Little House series. My mom read those to me (starting when I was about 5 or 6)...great for adventurous young girls!

bowie style said...

if you ever get the chance to take your girls to see the musical 'wicked' then you must do -they would be in awe.

Catalina said...

I adore your Dorothy

Milly said...

Aww lovely! I keep meaning to read the original story.

salli s. swindell said...

wOnDErfUL!!!! any chance you'll be illustrating the monkeys?

lisa stubbs said...

Ah she's wonderful, I love the characters in the background! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Hellen!!!
y cómo va a ser cuando lean ALICIA EN EL PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS?
o LA TORTILLA CORREDORA??
cuentanos cuando los leas!!!!! van a surgir hermosas ilustraciones
un abrazo

Rosaline said...

I love your work and wish it came in fabric. What cute skirts and tops one could make from your designs. And of course we can't forget quilting. As a quilter I find it difficult to find interesting pieces - mostly we have floras and geometric pieces. One of my favorite fabric designer/maufactures is Michael Miller fabrics. This company's designers do work something similar to yours.

YD said...

Here is translation from Spanish:

Oh Hellen!!!
and how is going to be when they read ALICIA EN THE WONDERLAND?
or THE OMELETTE BROKER??
tell us when you should read them!!!!! beautiful illustrations are going to arise
a hug

orange you lucky! said...

Thanks Pa:)
I wonder what this "OMELETTE BROKER" all about...
I bet it's like 'ginger man' or Russian 'Kolobok' story...