This Owl Lady is from a book published in 1565 called "The Drolatic Dreams of Pentagruel." It's a book of illustrations made from woodcuts without any description or story, so we are free to create narratives for ourselves. I don't know what this Owl Lady is up to, but she appears to be plotting something nefarious, with her fierce look of concentration and her hands hidden beneath her cloak.
Single strand embroidery on cream cotton in a hand-painted, six-inch hoop.
**PLEASE NOTE** This is a Made to Order embroidery, so small variations may occur (because: handmade) and (art). I'll need up to two weeks to stitch this for you; as soon as I receive the order, I'll contact you with an anticipated shipping date. Thank you for understanding that handmade art is a slow process with huge rewards.**