grumpy girl - choose love IV
Sometimes being cross about something can produce a new energy - and it can be good to channel that 'cross energy' into something productive. As an artist I already regularly spend some of my profits on supporting other artists by purchasing their work, but I also want to use some of my work to be able to donate to important initiatives. Throughout the whole of 2021, my grumpy cloud girls raised donations for Black Minds Matter UK. For 2022, my regular sized grumpy girls will be supporting CHOOSE LOVE - during the winter months, each girl raises funds to purchase one 'bundle of warmth' from the Choose Love store, described as follows:
'BUNDLE OF WARMTH
Whether the journey's across the ocean or over land, refugees often arrive freezing and hungry in an unfamiliar new place. This bundle provides some of the most important things a family needs to get warm and find their strength in those first few weeks.
This bundle includes:
- Warm clothes & shoes
- Blankets & sleeping bags
- Hot food'
About grumpy girls:
From a print I once made about 'cross' kokeshi dolls which had a monoprint scribble above their heads, this wood girl has taken her grumpy cloud to a new 3D level. The grumpy ‘scribble’ is formed from blue jewellers wire, and can be bent easily, so please handle with care – you can do some careful reshaping after unpacking if required. The wire cloud can also be removed.
Approximately 14cm high (without grumpy cloud), 22cm high including grumpy cloud.
My pieces are painted in a naïve and simple style, with visible brush strokes and differing paint consistencies. It is important to note that these dolls are made from real wood which will have naturally occurring markings and grain, and sometimes there will be small amount of bleeding along the grain, which is to be expected when using untreated wood - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully before purchasing. She has been finished in a top coat of matt acrylic.
Stamped underneath with roaring bear logo in blue ink.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.