Monday, October 12, 2009

Fairy Tale Box and Doll



















I recently posted new items in my Etsy shop. I'm quite happy to be sharing these on Etsy- it has been a while since I used that forum to sell my work.

Among the items is my Briar Rose frame and doll- based on the fairytale Briar Rose, or Sleeping Beauty. The frame is handpainted - a fawn and a mourning dove peep out from the briar while the Beauty sleeps- or does she sleep?

A frog on the top of the frame watches over and a quote from the Emily Dickenson poem- "There's Something Quieter Than Sleep" scrolls across the front drawer. If you a never read this poem, I highly recommend it. It's quite beautiful:

There's something quieter than sleep
Within this inner room!
It wears a sprig upon its breast --
And will not tell its name.

Some touch it, and some kiss it --
Some chafe its idle hand --
It has a simple gravity
I do not understand!

I would not weep if I were they --
How rude in one to sob!
Might scare the quiet fairy
Back to her native wood!

While simple-hearted neighbors
Chat of the "Early dead" --
We -- prone to periphrasis
Remark that Birds have fled!

2 comments:

kmparkerpress said...

KUDOS my friend! Beautiful work beautiful soul! Miss you and hope you are well in life and spirit!

Kelley McClain said...

Thanks, Karla!! I wish we lived a bit closer- I really miss you!!