Babushkas - Royal Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Greeting Cards & Postcards

© Helen Chierego

Joined November 2007

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"


  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

Artist's Description

Copyright © Helen Chierego
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#Russian Dolls#

Holly Ringland

I wonder if it was
my painted curls
or lacquered lips
or maple skin
that first
grabbed your attention
Or was it simply
the golden lure
of getting close enough
to pull me apart
to see
what was inside
that kept you
running your index finger
up my arm
So you could learn
this version
and that version
of me
Dolly awake
Dolly asleep
Dolly at play
at life
at love
and wild
for wholesome
for wholehearted
Did you want to open me
and again
just to know
you’d been able to
just to know
you’d been the one
to see the smallest parts of me
all the parts of me
in a row
that’s what everyone wants
or later
to unpack me
and again
desperate to know
what’s inside
what’s underneath
the colour
the painted eyes
the gloss
wanting anything but
their favourite pieces
instead of wanting
to know

copyright © 2008, Holly Ringland

Artwork Comments

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