The Wee Peeple Newsletter
March 2010 Issue 37
Notice how the Doll on the left is demure, kind of shy, a conformist, manipulated...
Now notice the Doll on the right- arms open, singing, a bright scarf, wearing purple...
BOTH of these dolls were made by the same woman... Liza.
Both of these Dolls were Self-Portraits.
The first doll was made when Liza was 21 years old.
The second doll she made at age 55.
Liza had become a Wild Woman!
One Woman's Inner Evolution illustrated beautifully through Dollmaking.
The Dolls say it all.
Speaking of Making Dolls...
It was a particularly fine day in March
when these three ladies (Laura, Rachel and Diane) showed up at the Dollmaker's Studio in Smithville, Texas,
with their shopping bags and clear plastic containers brimming with beads, baubles and fab fabrics.
The Dollmaker surprised the class
with the announcement that each lady would be allowed to choose whatever doll style she was drawn to, from the easiest to the hardest,
since it was a small class, and the Dollmaker could easily give each person individual instruction.
Then it was the Dollmaker's turn to be surprised.
Not one of these ladies chose the easy way to make dolls.
Every lady chose the most difficult doll style- the Bottle Doll-
and the most difficult arm style- Open Arms!
What a Joy for the Dollmaker to see all three ladies gather their courage, step up to the plate and build beautiful strong Bottle Dolls.
Laura even went for the VASE feature-
which meant, when she was building the head onto the doll, she had to maneuver the head around the opening of the bottle,
leaving the opening free to put flowers into the doll and use the doll as a vase-
quite a trick for a beginner!
Good Job Ladies!
Bottle Doll Tutorial
see the August 2009 Issue of the Wee Peeple Newsletter
(Learn how to reinforce a bottle)
The Dollmaker goes to...
Happening Right Now- Til April 4th
Sherwood Forest Faire!
NOT a Renaissance Festival!
Yes, Folks it's the Year 1189-
We all remember that year, right? hmmm... (scratches head...)
No? Well, just go through the Magic Gateway- through this Enchanted Wooden Fence!
It's the Days of Robin HOOD!
(take a fashion hint from the "HOOD" part of that)
Where most everyone wore some kind of Hood on their Head.
Or- if not an actual Hood, then at least some kind of POINT.
The Dollmaker might be stretching the Point.... or curling it... but... ok ok...
Musicians wearing pointed and somewhat pointed hats
playing the wild and haunting music of 1189...
(These are members of the band WINO VINO)
( yes, seduced by the oboe... the Dollmaker stumbled forward and bought the CD)
The Dollmaker next found a funny little man
selling funny little hats.
Did YOU make this splendid hat,
asked the Dollmaker, who dearly wished to
converse with the Hatmaker.
No, the little man said.
These hats are made by
...who started out making these adorable hats for family members...
yes, the Dollmaker could easily picture this round-cheeked little man, a similarly round-cheeked little wife
and their many elvin children standing in a row, each wearing a differently colored pixie cap,
and all glancing at the Hatmaking Mother-in-law, who is smiling broadly in her rocker nearby.
The Dollmaker could also picture herself in the hat. OH HEE HEE!
Down and up the hillside the Dollmaker went, stopping at the top of the hill for food and rest.
(She ate at Como's Italian Restaurante- the Pasta with Garlic and Pesto Cream was delicious and there was a goodly portion of it too!)
And, while eating and chatting with companions in this Great Open Hall,
the Dollmaker was compelled to crane her neck to see what the attraction could be
on the other side of a rowdy, jostling crowd... a crowd which seemed to be growing as the luncheon continued.
AH! T'was a TAVERN located right there inside the Hall which was attracting such a jovial crowd even at lunchtime.
The Dollmaker's astute observation was
that a mighty river of Rustic Brew didst flow in Sir Robin HOOD's kingdom...
a good thing, too...
Hand over the Shrubbery!
The WIZ is Doing Sherwood
Hale Ho! Well, what should the Dollmaker see,
standing upon a cluster of stumps....??
Don White's White Wizards!
And Voila! Then there was the Wiz, himself, in person,
smirking and chuckling,
greeting his old pals from his neighborhood at TRF.
Look at all those old-timers in one place!
What a sight! Huzzah!
Yes, you do recognize those horny people-
Cyndi Wexler and Dave Sheppard on either side of the Wiz
The Dollmaker had a jolly time and gives a "Two-Thumbs-Up" to Sherwood Forest Faire!
For the incredible job the participants did in their first year to make it feel like a thoroughly established Faire, Huzzah!
Check it out! It runs til April 4th, 2010
Directions to: Sherwood Forest Faire McDade, Texas
Now for News of a 30-year old Show....
May as well mention it....
Open Rain or Shine
Yes, this really is an Anniversary Issue!
Scarborough Faire is also celebrating it's 30th Year as a Renaissance Festival!
REDEEM THIS COUPON AT SCARBOROUGH FAIRE
COUPON GOOD FOR 10% OFF ON ANY DOLL
(GOOD FOR DOLLS ONLY- NOT FOR WEARABLE ART OR OTHER ACCESSORIES)
during the 2010 Scarborough Faire season only
CLICK HERE for the PRINTABLE VERSION of THIS COUPON
and BRING IT WITH YOU to the FAIRE
The Wee Peeple are ready for it to be Spring!
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
New Wall Art
(Thinking INside the Box)
Yes, folks, Cream of Potato Boy WILL be at Scarborough Faire!
Cream of Potato Boy, dream on!
Awesome Video... check out the textures!
Phone Kandra: 512-332-6680
Write: PO Box 326 Smithville, Tx. 78957
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