Fairytale picturebook in the making…

Hello! I hope you are all keeping warm and cozy. I just wanted to share a new project I am working on and am super excited about! It is something I have been wanting to do since childhood, which is to create a picture book of my wee tales, the same tales I have used for many of my dolls and textile pieces. Some of you have already pointed out this potential, for which I thank you, as it has been that push in the back I needed to just get started with it already This is the first illustration…

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Sacred Winter Swan

Hello ! I have been working on a new swan doll ever since I left for my travels, and due to all the interruptions I never managed to finish her until now. So here is my new textile sculpture called The Sacred Winter Swan She is made of fabric entirely and is hand painted in pale coffee/pink Her feathers are hand cut and cover her needle sculpted wings and neck On her face I sewn in some delicate lace embroidery and silver sequins, and she wears a lace ruff around her neck. On her chest I made the swan a…

Dark Fairytales by Nadezhda Illarionova

This Sunday morning I am spending in bed mesmerizing over these beautifully magical and dark fairytale illustrations by Russian graphic designer and illustrator Nadezhda Illarionova.   It is strangely familiar looking at these images, having grown up with a Fairytales fanatic mother and grandmother, I was raised surrounded by fantastical tales, big books by H.C. Anderson and the Brothers Grimm filled with full page illustrations in which I could loose myself for an entire day. Even as a child I preferred Grimm to Disney, with nature and animals taking on powerful, often terrifyingly dark roles, taking its reader on a…

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Custom Made Textile Swan doll

Good afternoon lovelies! Today I am shipping this textile swan art doll which I custom made for a customer. For her feathers I used antique lace from a gorgeous nightgown I once bought at an antiques market. The material is just so soft and with a gentle shine, it is perfect for feathers and such. I adorned the swan’s neck with lots of beads and lace and some embroidery. On it’s chest I sewn in a little vintage key, which was an idea of the lady who ordered this piece. If you would like to have a magical textile doll…

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Giclée Art Prints of Textile Sculptures

Good morning! Because I received so many positive reactions to some particular pieces of my Christmas collection (thanks very much) I decided to offer them as Giclée Art Prints. I have made prints available of ‘The Ghost House‘ and ‘The Bride in the Woods’ They are beautifully produced on Hahnemuhle Photorag by Alden Fine Print, using only genuine pigment inks, which makes these prints outstanding in quality and light fast for at least 75 yrs. These prints come in two different sizes and can be purchased as separate prints or as a duo set at a slightly discounted price. You…

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Christmas Collection 2017

Fairytale Art dolls inspired by tales of Moth Fairies, Ghosts and Woodland Animals.. Hello there! This is my new blog page where I will update you with all my fairytale art dolls and textile sculptures plus any news that could be of interest to you. To start this off, I have just released my Christmas 2017 Collection yesterday, comprising of ten lovingly handmade fairytale creatures that live in the foggy woodlands of my imagination. Each doll has its own little tale to tell, and I will share some of them here. So, this collection is hugely inspired by my new…

New Dolls that live in a box

I have just made a whole bunch of magical characters, they are made of textile (as usual..) and are hand painted. They are kind of jointed dolls in the sense that their limbs are separate from the bodies and attached by string and buttons. The can be hung from a wall and decorate any room to add some fairytales to it.. Please meet: Felice Fox The Little Sad Mermaid The Little Moth Fae Moon Boy Sibylle Bear The Ghost of Madam Violet The Little Wolf Witch Only a few left in my shop!

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Happy Festive Season and thank you …

I hope you are all enjoying a cozy festive season! Many thanks for all the support this past year, it is a blessing to know my work is appreciated by people out there, it motivates me to keep making and creating and I am looking forwards to sharing new pieces with you all in the coming year. Stay warm and well and all the best wishes for the coming new year   x Pantovola   (painting by the wonderful Grandma Moses)

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More festive animals

Because my Christmas collection sold out so fast, I made a few more festive animals! These quirky creatures sure are looking forwards to a cozy Christmas roasting apples over a fire, drinking warm spiced wine and unwrapping magical presents! Open your hearts and imagination for these whimsical fabric creatures and meet Bjarne Moth Bear, Ula Owl, Raphael Rävson and Mørja Rävdottir