Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Virginia Woolf in the snow

I think this is finished. In fact I will put it away before it gets over fussy.
Virginia Woolf being greeted by the couple's dog, Pinka, the spaniel given to the Woolfs by Vita Sackville-West, the aristocratic writer/poet/gardener who was also at one time the lover of  Virginia and muse for her novel Orlando.
Note her Omega-inspired handbag and Omega-style curtains!
(The Omega Workshops were the artistic wing of the Bloomsbury Group).

I have taken a massive artistic liberty in leaving so many leaves on the plants and trees at Christmas time. My excuse is that they are the ghosts of leaves past.
And I'm sticking to it. Or rather they are if you'll excuse the pun.

This is the fourth in my series of Christmas card designs.
On sale later this year ... watch this (and other) space(s).


  1. Yes! I love everything you do, not just for the lovely visuals, but the depth behind the story.

    1. Hi Robin, thank you. Born bookworm I suppose - or do I mean literary butterfly hopping from era to era? Nah, that would be a frog ...

  2. Wow, I just love this Amanda! The leaves on the trees are so whimsical and I love Virginia Woolf and her dog!! As always, there's a magical kind of historical, yet whimsical quality about your work and it's really delightful!

  3. Hi Judy,
    Not sure how closely she resmbles Mrs W, but I managed to make the handbag look authentic Omega Workshops I hope! Am keeping this one back for my exhibition in December (well it will be topical weather-wise anyway!).