year of the sheep girl
Part of my 'year of' range of zodiac animal inspired girls, here's one to celebrate the year of the sheep (also sometimes shown as a goat or ram), the next one of which is not until 2027. This little one is dressed in spring green colours with a daisy pasture on her head for the little daisy eating sheep!
Sheep/ Goats are the eighth animal in the zodiac. People born in the year of the sheep are shy but stable, sympathetic and gentle souls. They are kind with a strong sense of justice, persevere at tasks, and although they look gentle on the surface they know their own minds and have an inner resilience. They like being in a crowd but not to stand out, and are happy with their own thoughts. They do enjoy spending money on good quality things.
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, or knots, 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.
A note about 'Wood Girls'
This girl was turned from lime or linden wood by a production turner, and then hand painted in the U.K. by me, a British artist. I love exploring the patterns and scenes encountered by me on my travels and in daily life. My wood girls are inspired by the kokeshi dolls made in Japan, and with every new purchase I include a leaflet explaining a little about the history of kokeshi in Japan and how they are made. I prefer to call mine 'wood girls' to distinguish them from the traditional folk craft of Japan, but they are very much in the spirit of kokeshi.
Stamped underneath with my roaring bear in blue ink.
Approximately 17cm high.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.