When my girls were very young, one of their most favourite books that I would read to them, was this one - The Whales' Song by Dyan Sheldon.
The illustrations by Gary Blythe are captivating.
Lilly's Grandmother tells Lilly stories of how the oceans were once full of whales...
And if you were to offer them a gift of a perfect shell or perhaps a stone, the whales would give you something in return...
Sometimes they would sing.
The lovely book that we have hung on to all of these years has inspired this little artwork, which I created using one of the capitz shells that I bought a couple of weeks ago..
I stamped the words of the last sentence from the book, onto antique paper -
'The whales were calling her name'.
I wrapped vintage fur around her neck to disguise it, adding an amber glass button to the front.
I also gave her a velvet ribbon headpiece, with Deco dress clip decoration and feathers.
Another piece that I shall take to one of the fairs this year.
Have a lovely weekend,