Christmas 2004: Bauble

Artwork details: gouache, 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm), 2004.

Bauble: painting and artwork by Nancy Farmer

Many years ago - and this is real folklore not just something I made up - many years ago people used to hang shiny glass balls in their houses to distract witches from causing harm. Well I rather suspect that it doesn't work for witches, but fairies, now - they're generally not very bright at all and would have thought that the trick works rather well with them.

'Bauble' - close-up of painting.
Bauble: painting and artwork by Nancy Farmer

In this painting the fairies have got hold of a camera and are happily engaged in taking photographs of themselves in the bauble. This will occupy them for many happy hours, thus preventing them from causing mischief elsewhere...

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