Kokeshi #56 Little Dead Riding Hood

I know, I know, the name seems terribly morbid, doesn’t it? But for some reason, every time I write it, I crack a smile. Little Dead Riding Hood is one of the kokeshi that just happened to fall into place. A lot of the new kokeshi I’m unveiling were at least partially started in my “progress drawer,” but Little Dead is brand spanking new. I left her face natural wood and did her up in red and turquoise. This color combination will probably be a favorite of mine for the rest of my life, I love it that much!

The line work was done with my favorite brush. It’s at that perfect age where it’s broken in and can go from fatter lines to really thin, crisp ones with ease – a gem! Painting on wood is really hard on brushes though, much harder than the forgiving plastic faces of the Zombuki dolls, so I’m sure it won’t be long before I’ll have to retire it, but I don’t want to think about it! Little Dead fell into place so easily that I feel like she must be special, I want her to find a happy home, but I’ll be sad to see her go!

Update! Little Dead Riding Hood has been adopted!

~ Brigitte

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