Thursday, March 7, 2013


earthshine n. the light of the sun reflected
by the earth into space, faintly
illuminating the darker portion
of the moon at about the
time of a new moon.
Don't you love that definition?  In this series of 'earth' works I just had to dedicate this piece to 'earthshine'.
What subtle colors would capture the earth, moon and space? 
What 'shiny' tidbits did I have on hand to add to the ambience?
Piece by piece she came to life - silently sitting there on the shelf - witnessing the wonders of the universe.

"If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon." - Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - 1632


Sweetpea said...

Oh Penny, Earthshine is totally, totally SPLENDID. Every detail seems meticulously thought out, right down to the primitive necklace and that *solar system* topknot bead ... gosh ... LOVE.

Barbara said...

I agree with Sweetpea,, every detail has thought and meaning behind it. I'd be exhausted by that much thought. Lol! I love her colors, very suggestive of earth, space, and starshine (one of my favorite words). The peace on her face, so soothing.

Katie said...

So wonderful! What a great theme to use.
Are you selling your dolls? I imagine you have a giant room filled with dolls!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Yes, I also agree with Sweet Pea...splendid!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

She is lovely, dressed in earthly hue and a whimsy hat. You always get it just right..that little touch that grabs your heart and makes you smile.
Shine on.
xx, Carol

underatopazsky said...

I love the wonderful serenity all your dolls have. She seems to be thinking long, slow, deep thoughts, illuminated by the ancient light of the stars.

Karen Christensen said...

Oh my!! I adore that special top hat. Such a beauty!

Rachel said...

Love the topknot - very exotic!


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