The Dame's Gift
The Dame's Gift is a small mixed media painting that is part of my Fabled Folk series. The pieces in this series were all inspired by bits of the folk tales that I used in the collage layers.
This includes a page from The 12 Dancing Princesses, in which the princesses sneak away each night to dance until their shoes are worn out, much to the dismay of the king who offers a daughter's hand in marriage to the one who can discover their secret. On his way to the castle to give it a try, a soldier runs into an old dame in the woods, who aids him with advice and a gift to help him succeed.