Meet Madame Zola – Gypsy Fortune Teller. She is my gallery piece for TBAI this year. The theme is “On the Road” and this little gypsy fortune teller is always on the road setting up shop in the nearest tree stump when she decides to stop for a spell.
Her space is decorated with all kinds of things that a fortune teller would find essential. Mood lighting of blue stars and
lots and lots of charms and other things dangle from the ceiling for an ‘other worldly’ effect.
She tells fortunes by reading palms, tarot cards, tea leaves and peering into a crystal ball. (One of my favorite images is this one in which the lights from above are reflected in the crystal ball.)
Madame Zola will even use the ubiquitous fortune cookie if necessary. (My daughter made the fortune cookies at my request and they are exceptional – and very, very tiny!)
Take a look around and you will see that she has a lot of resources at her fingertips. There are reference books covering many fortune telling subjects and extra potions in bottles and jars just in case someone needs a little something to take home with them after their visit.
Here’s the diminutive fortune teller herself: Madame Zola
She stands 5” tall.
A view from the side.
A view of the back.
And one more for good measure.
Now it’s time for me to get back to making more bears for the show. Thanks again for reading!