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Forest Dance by fairychamber Forest Dance by fairychamber
Tellervo and her animal family having a forest dance.

My entry for the :iconmagicalwoods: "the spirit of nature" - contest.

I was inspired by Finnish folklore. Dancing girl in the middle is nature spirit Tellervo. She is daughter of the forest god Tapio and nature goddess Mielikki.
Tellervo is known for her special connection with wild animals and her free spirit, like wind in the trees.
 She is also called as the "child/daughter of Tapiola". Tapiola is old Finnish word for forest so she truly is
 "child of the forest".

Soundtrack: Hedningarna: Metsän tyttö: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TpfKP…


(c) Niina Niskanen
watercolors, acrylics and felt tipped pens

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teamoth Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! It makes me want to dance too :)
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fairychamber Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I always feel that way when I see this :)
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I love it!
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, this is just lovely! :D
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm happy you think so :)
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Viking-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had a book as a child that was illustrated just like this.  Beautiful job!
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:iconfairychamber:
fairychamber Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm always very inspired by my favorite childhood illustrators.
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BabaYagaga Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
DAT WOLF!Random Rue Smile 
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:iconfairychamber:
fairychamber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hug 
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the-moth-queen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful color palette and watercolor style! This piece is all about good vibes, it makes me smile~ You captured the character described in the folklore perfectly.
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I had great time painting this piece and I'm happy it makes you smile.
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