Question: what to do when you want to make something a bit special for an arty friend who has seen practically everything you’ve made over the last three years?
Answer: something else.
The background photo and the toy museum dolls (in the window) were taken in Nelson, December 2011. The vintage circus girl, shell and chrysalis are found images. Acrylic paint, a black copic marker and felt pens (probably also vintage) were used to complete the design.
I wouldn’t mind making a few more like this.