Thursday, March 10, 2011

Norwegian Girl Matryoshka and Norwegian Purse

Norwegian Girl Matryoshka and Norwegian Traditional Purse illustrations
Hi everybody! Thank you to everyone who has participated in my BOGO sale celebrating my shop's 2 year anniversay! It is still going on as I write this post. Fittingly, my latest Martyoshka illustration has a companion illustration, a Norwegian Traditional Purse. Knowing I just created this pair of illustrations, I couldn't take down my BOGO sale yet could I??? It just wouldn't be fair! :)

The Norwegian culture was kindly suggested by a customer. In my research for this drawing I enjoyed learning about Norwegian bunads, traditional costumes worn by men and women alike. I especially fell in love with the purses. When I was finished drawing, and realized how small the purse would be in the final print, I decided this just would not do! So, I created a companion print to the Matryoshka of just the purse. I hope you like them both! :)