Baba Yaga, 2006

Babushka Baba Yaga
By Patricia Polacco
TAODA Storybook V Exhibit

I was drawn to the character in this story because she is so misunderstood. She goes from being the wild baba yaga (sort of a boogey-man) to a grandmother figure for a little boy. When the townsfolk discover her true identity, she retreats back to the woods, only to reappear to save the little boy from wolves and then become accepted by all.

This was my first attempt at polymer clay and I liked it, until I discovered how fragile it is (and toxic!). This character is about 16” tall and she has a secret: her hair is that of my Australian Shepherd. I did bathe him first…


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