Monday, September 14, 2009

A real tea party for a faerie...


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This sweet little faerie child perched on the edge of my desk shelf arrived just as the harvest season is in full gear here at our farmstead. While I was trying to discover who she might be and what her story was, my daughters decided that she looked like a wild little field faerie. Her hair color matched the dried center of the chamomile flowers, so it was agreed that she was to be christened Wild Chamomile !


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Whenever I make babies or ultra tiny faeries, the girls become very motherly toward them. And before this baby was dressed, they would tie bits of cloth around her (when I was not looking), and gently drape a doll's blanket around her for extra warmth at night. They chose poses for her pictures. With their own actions, they became her story. Because of this tender connection, one of my younger daughters even cried while I was working on her auction, lamenting her soon-to-be flight to another home.


Isn't it amazing that our instinctive love for our dolls, our imaginary children, is nurtured even into our adulthood if the heart is tender to keep it. As for myself, I am humbled and always surprised that someone would want something I have crafted with my hands to nurture as their own. And yes, I too must spend some personal sentimental *goodbye* time with my dolls, knowing I probably will never see them again. They are intimate works from my own mother's heart, and I so cherish seeing that reflection in the hearts of my daughters.

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Soooo...the girls and I are planning an afternoon tea party this Sunday...for a miniature imaginary child who will be the honored guest. Today we are searching out cookie recipes to make for the young guests. For some reason, this little field faerie has really touched the hearts of all my girl children and because of that I am quite sad to send her on her way. But that is the way it is with faeries... we will enjoy her while we have her...




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I never know who the personality will be until the face is baked and fully painted. Surprisingly, Chamomile's face turned out to be a combination of both my youngest daughter and my youngest grand*daughter! Her eyes are painted and lacquered. Her skin is fully coated with several baked layers of genesis oils and then baked-on earth powders to soften the paint colors. My ongoing goal is to create a "soft" skin to the look and to the touch.




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My second oldest daughter Angi has is a gifted pastry baker.
Last week her oven element gave up the ghost which is a major crisis for a baker. In the meantime she is satisfying her kitchen artistry by creating tiny delectable edibles for the faeries.



You can view Wild Chamomile's auction and her story here...



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160362523492&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT



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Angi *baked up* these lovely French pastries for her latest Tuesday's dolls sculpture.





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Even though Marie Antionette did not actually originate this statement, I think Angi truly means these words only in a more generous way...she loves nothing more than providing gourmet baked goodies to her family! Very Often she ends up not even eating a piece herself before it is all gone...So, she contents herself with the thought of "Let(ting) THEM eat (the) cake" hahaha.


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Tuesday's dolls will be sold on b.b.flockling and I think they will add a nice dimension to the whimsy you might discover there when you visit.




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Thank you for stopping by and seeing a little of what the goings on that are going on in our corner of the Rainforest this late summer season.




Coming next...Tinkerbell has honored us with a visit...two visits actually! One will be my personal rendition of her personality type, and another is an attempt to sculpt the famously familiar Disney *type*. She...at least one of them...will be visiting Elven Slippers soon.

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Hope to see you again when you are traveling through...you are always most welcome here!


love, Rose




18 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always. I have followed your work for years and I am hoping one day I have enough mommy pocket money to buy a piece.
    Debie xxxxx

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  2. It is a pleasure to meet you, Debie...your kind words and welcomed visits help make this place feel loving and warm! It would indeed be wonderful if one of my Little Ones would make their way home to you someday!! Now, I am off to visit your studio and see what your heart and hands have been up to...love, Rose

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  3. Совершенно фантастическая девочка!!!!!!!!!!
    Восхитительно! Волшебно! Ваши куклы Прекрасны! Жаль, что я не владею английским языком, что бы воспеть их очарование в полную силу!

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  4. Dearest Rosa, I posted a comment but it did not show up. I just want to tell you that Baby Chamomile is so tender and sweet. She reminds me of your own children in various stage. Your love for God is expressed so beautifully through your art that brings joy to the rest of us.i am looking foward to see *Tinkerbell*, I know, she too , will be very special and treasured!

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  5. Rose...your little Chamomile Baby is just delightful. Her tiny button hat is adorable and the story and cakes make her a delight to behold. Very sweet indeed! Your friend in Christ...Marcie ;-)

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  6. Oh she is just beautiful. I so love reading the story too. My wee grand daughter is almost 1 year old and already smiles with delight at my dolls, I look forward to weaving stories round them for her as she grows.
    Your work is so enchanting,its always a joy to visit your blog
    julie :0)

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  7. Dear Rose, I'm always happy when I see new figures from you. I also love your stories about this and I love the photos with this totally cute little girl that looks so enchanted to the fairies.
    Hugs, Anjah

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  8. Oh.....Baby Chamomile's sweet little bottom is the cutest I have ever seen!
    Once again, you have captured the
    essence of an adorable child. You are amazingly talented!

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  9. I am anxious to see tinkerbell, both of them , but I can already see that it will be fantastic! Kiss these children( real ones!grin) for me!

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  10. Dear Olga, Вы мой друг!!
    and Patita, sometimes the youngest of the Little Ones pose the most challenges...as true with Chamomile. But I am so glad she has graced my sculpting table. Thank you for your ever kind words!
    Marcie, what a priviledge to share our love of sculpting and our faith...bless you for your loving encouragement and the Light of Inspiration that is always shining brightly from your blog!
    love, Rose

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  11. Greetings Julie, ah, you have the same *reason* for writing the stories as I. Like you, my faerie tales are enjoyed by my children after the faeries fly away...and keep them close at heart. You indeed have been gifted with a wonderful motivation to explore even more the realm of imagination!
    Anjah, I am still enjoying the pictures of your lovely maiden sitting next to her twinkling faerie cottage! So good of you to visit Chamomile...thank you!
    Oh Sue, I love sculpting the babies the most...those tiny tushes are irresistable!
    Your comments are wonderful...thank you all!! always love, Rose

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  12. Rose sigo sorprendiéndome con estas hermosas creaciones y aunque te visitara mil veces...mil veces me sorprendería de tus maravillas!!
    "Eres una artista de los pies a la cabeza"!!!
    Besos y no me olvido de ti!!

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  13. ¡Estimada Maria, esperaba que usted visitara mi blog para ver este faerie salvaje del *little del fields* de la Chamomile! ¡El Sculpting está sucediendo mucho en mi sculpting desk y espero que usted vea todo el nuevo Little Ones! ¡Gracias por su visita a mí! Espero que todo sea feliz con usted mi amigo en su parte maravillosa del mundo… todo mi afecto, Rose

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  14. Thank you for stopping by Walkyria...so good to meet you! Yes, the Little Ones are alive and well in my (and my children's) imagination as well!! love, Rose

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  15. Rose,
    I see your sculpting table has held many magical beings while I have been away and busy making my Santa's galore. As always, such a treat to see your latest creations as they are truly, each and everyone, a little essence of sheer magic to delight our souls.

    Chamomile is such a sweet little face and the ever-inquisitive Tinkerbelle is absolutely wonderful! So much talent in one spot, it is no wonder that eveyone flocks here to be a part of "your flock".

    Many, many hugs,
    Lori

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  16. Hello Lori! So good of you to stop by in the midst of your Christmas Santa makings...I am in awe that one set of hands could create such bounty! Thank you for your very sweet words...love, Rose

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Rose