Last fall, after I wrote a post about Bittersweet and Chinese Lanterns, Lila at "Indigo Pears" was inspired to create a painting featuring those autumn lovelies. After she posted the painting on her blog, I begged her to let me buy it. That red, those oranges, those blues! (I didn't even know if it was for sale, but I had to have it!)
The painting arrived today, and look what Lila added to the package as a bonus!! What a wonderful Celtic warrior lady. I love that she is fierce. Check out the flowing red locks, the primitive animal drawing on her cloak, the beaded embellishments and the blue woad on her face.
Above, Front View - Sorry, I only got part of one earring in the photo.
Last year, trying to get more in touch with my Celtic side, I bought Lila's Celtic River Goddess Danu. (She also had other art dolls in her Etsy shop but other fortunate people scooped them up). Now I have this beautiful doll to stand by Danu's side. But she must have a name! Does anyone know of a Celtic Warrior Princess or Goddess with a name befitting my strong, independent, fiery beauty?
Back view: I parted the long red hair so you can see the animal drawing. Lila, I don't know how I got that flaky stuff on the cloak, but it's gone now!
Thank you so much Lila. I will treasure them forever.
Please check out Lila's blog at http://www.indigopears.blogspot.com/, as well as her "Arty Collages and Dolls" site and her Etsy shop.
Added Friday: As you will see by the comments, the doll was made by the Late Daisy Lupin. She made it as part of a Celtic art doll swap. I understand it was the last one she made before she died. I am so glad that Lila passed it on to me; doubly glad that I have something that Daisy once held in her own hands.