growing in the Wee
This year he whispered/emailed:
I need a Wee Tree. A Tree Peeple Doll!
But what happened was:
The Treeless Dollmaker embarked upon
a RE-FORESTATION PROJECT!
Bumpy, Stumpy, Lumpy
Doll Buying and Debauchery! ...especially on...
Roman Bacchanalia Weekend
(click on this link to read the Lewd
and Lascivious Truth!)
Friends of the Wee Peeple Dolls came
to the Faire
in pirate coats, witch hats, Faerie Wings and bed sheets!
And The Texas Renaissance
Festival broke all previous Attendance Records! On Highland Fling Weekend,
enough! Over 42,000 people showed up
Then, on "Green Friday"
King George himself
(owner of the Texas Renaissance
came by the Doll Shoppe and
purchased seven Wee Peeple Dolls!
WOW! Thanks George!
And lots of Smokey Dolls
chose Special Humans to be a part of
(Only 29 Smokey Dolls were left
at the end of the festival!)
The Dollmaker rebuilds her life!
Uh-OH! What's this? Replenishing
To build Fire
Dragons from the Ashes
Yes! The collecting and sorting
Odd Materials abound
This seemingly impossible feat..
(adhering Smokey Metal to Smokey
is achieved through the use of an
amazing user-friendly product called
Steel Reinforced Epoxy Putty.
Personifying Inanimate Objects
can refer to any fixed or
The term door knob (or simply
tends to refer to round operating mechanisms.
Door Knob Peeple
rise from the Ashes!
so...Dollmaking goes on Once Again
the Peach House
elsewhere on the property...
Strange Lights and Globes appear in
As we study the artistic
composition: "Sunrise over Steaming Metal"
we become distracted by the activity
of a small bluish-greenish light...
Early one cold November morning, the
Dollmaker was shuffling to the back of the property to feed the chickens when
she noticed that the Wreckage was Steaming.
Hmmm. Really? Weird. And cool-looking. So she ran
back for her camera.
She took pictures of the Steaming
So... what is this?
Symbol for Miraculous Come-backs?
Dollmaker certainly smiles knowingly at the concept of the Phoenix, but,
the Phoenix is called the businiao-
literally "Immortal Bird".
There is an East Asian variant, the
fenghuang, a mythical bird similar to the Phoenix.
is one of the most respected legendary creatures
and the feminine counterpart to the
the Phoenix was identified by the Egyptians as a
bird called a
known from the
Book of the Dead
and other Egyptian texts as one of the sacred symbols of
worship at Heliopolis- closely associated with the
rising sun and the Egyptian
subsequently pictured the bird more like a
and identified it with their own word Phoenix (Φοίνιξ),
meaning the color purple-red or
or a palm tree.
the Greek mythology the Phoenix lived in Phoenicia next to a
well. At dawn, it bathed in the water of the well, and the
stopped his chariot (the sun) in order to listen to its
spoke about the unique capability of the bird to be consumed
in the flames and be reborn from the ashes.
The Basic Legend
Phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a
tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green
according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year
life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a
nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn
fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new,
young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live
phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In
some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its
old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the
Egyptian city of
(literally "sun-city" in Greek).
said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song.
The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes
implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the
new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one.
few stories they are able to change into people.
The Phoenix Legend
And Thank you Shandi,
for the beautiful painting!
Sarah Grant and the
Dollmaker at the Wee Peeple Doll Shoppe
I wanted to send you an email right away and
share pictures of my dolls!
This is my Healer Doll I got
dated Sept. 2004
For the past 8 years
she has helped guide me
through a journey of
I keep her where she
can watch over me
as I sleep...
After being so inspired by
the Healer Woman I got from you in 2004,
here is a picture of one of
the dolls I made out of super sculpey.
I made this doll for
my mother-in-law for Christmas 2005:
I have lots of dolls, but
these are my favorites.
Thank you so much for
the beautiful and inspiring work you’ve shared with me....
...to which the Dollmaker
Jolly Good Job!
Thank you Sarah, for sharing
your beautiful creation with us!
Making a Doll that comes
from the Heart
is exactly how the
Dollmaker got started in this
Doll Construction business!
and she firmly believes that...
Everyone should make at
least one Doll in their lives!
She could never make just one
Doll! No way!
A Shelter for the Hengirls!
And check out those