In search of Snegurochka

An 1899 painting of Snegurochka, the snow child, by the Russian artist Victor Vasnetsov. This is one of the many images that inspired me as I wrote The Snow Child.

Dear artful reader,

Do you have a pile of snow in your yard? Or are you planning on traveling to a museum or art show? I’m hoping that during the next month or so, you will be on the look out a “snow child.” I want to create a gallery on the website to share snow child images from around the world.

I’m viewing it through very loose guidelines. I’m hoping people search far and wide for different ways to imagine her. It could be an actual figure made out of snow in your yard, or a photograph, painting, sculpture or a piece of fiber art that somehow says “snow child” to you. It could be images of just snow flakes, or just children, or tracks in snow. I’m  hoping somebody discovers an embroidered coat like the one the snow child wears. And I might even award a few little prizes.

I have collected a few images already, including an amazing illustration from a UK artist and, of course, the many book covers from around the world.

I won’t officially ask for you to send them until later in the winter. But I hope you will all begin to keep your eyes open. I can’t wait to see what you find.




7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sarah davis
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 12:10:41

    What a lovely painting

  2. Yaya
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 14:04:40

    Snegurochka’s painting is certainly lovely as are the many book covers you have shared with all of us. Though we had no premonition of your search, this past summer Papa and I found a painting at the Allentown Art Festival that we have been saving for your Christmas. We hope it will say Snow Child to you..

  3. Vivian Faith Prescott
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 14:59:25

    Great idea!

  4. Nathan Dunbar
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 17:23:08

    Further ensconcing you and your book in all that is the word “enchanting”. 🙂

  5. Shirley Novak
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 07:33:03

    I saved the picture. I have a thought and will see if I can make it happen.

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