Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is just around the corner!


Late last year, right in the midst of winter's long season,
this little character was born
through the hands of my daughter, Angi.
Although only partially complete,
she was content to sit next to the window in my Doll Room.
There, she watched the frosty rain fall, and idely dreamed of snow
and icicle sparkles.

To me, she was the embodiment of a Winter's child.


For our part, we spend much of the dark winter evenings in books listening to our young readers sound-out their newly acquired words.
Consequently, their favorite books are scattered
from one end of the house to the other.
One little volume that I am constantly picking up
is an old and very worn Golden Book.
It is the one my two older daughters also loved when they were young.
This book beautifully illustrates the simple yet profound story of how children learn God's love through the tenderness given them from their family members...
Over all the years, there was one child's face that always held my gaze
a little longer than the rest.
So, I attempted to sculpt an older likeness of her as I listened
to all the reading business going on.
The face that arrived reminded me of "Spring",

and the Season's passing of Winter is their Story.


(To visit Apryl and Little Poe's auction, please click on her picture above.)

As is so often is the case in our house...sigh...
one is not wanting to give up her chair for another.


But, with a little love and ingenuity, it all works out in the end.

Spring is just around the corner!


  1. Es una historia preciosa.
    Y sus haditas son impresionantes muy bonitas. Felicidades. Es usted una gran artista.

  2. Dear Rose
    I just cannot get over how beautiful these two are.. Apryl is the essence of spring.. absolutely exquisite! I am in awe of the clothes you have fashioned for her... Little Poe.. As I had mentioned, Angi has such a wonderful style and her work is so very endearing.. She is so very talented.. I love her sweet expression and her little turned in toes are so cute.
    What a wonderful way to enter the spring!
    Love and blessings, Penny

  3. Lovely post, really!
    They are so so pretty and magic. I love them.

  4. She is divine.. but so are all your wonderful sculptures. I'm so grateful I found your page where i can escape reality for just a little while
    Thank you


  5. Your creations tug at the heartstrings and each one is a captivating space of a time and place...
    I see your daughter has inherited her Mother's fantastic artistic abilities.

  6. Dearest Rose,
    You work is speckled with magic. The materials, whatever they may be, are enhanced by the ingredient of love, whimsy and enchantment that only people like you, Penny, and Patricia can apply to this intricate art. THANK YOU!!!! Have a lovely day, Anita

  7. The fairy tale for this piece is almost as enchanting as Apryl and Poe are! Beautiful magic!


  8. She is indeed sweet and fresh just like the coming of Spring cheers Marie

  9. Love your dolls, a real treasure created by a very imaginative artist!
    I want to thank you for giving me the award - it's a double treat when it's given by such a fantastic artist/sculptor!!!

  10. Again, they are really enchanting!


  11. ooooooh so sweet! I love your gift!

  12. My Dear Rose
    Just thought I would stop in again to gaze at Apryl and little Poe... They are so exquisite.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Take care my dear friend.
    Loving thoughts,

  13. Hola Dora, Muchas gracias for your most welcome vist and kind words!

    Dearest Penny, costuming has consumed me lately. I know what I dream to create, but still have a long way to go before those visions truly materialize. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    A pleasure to meet you, Eva. Thank you for leaving your smile at my door.

    love, Rose

  14. Hello A'isha...I so enjoy having your company on these flights of imagination. Thank you for traveling aong with me!

    Susan, we are a family full of artists. All of my children and grand*children have artistic passions of one sort or another, so you can just imagine what our house looks like...

    Greetings dear Anita, You know, are an artist in your own right!! Your written words, fanciful drawings, and the striking pictures you choose from all around the world illustrate the beauty that you are. Your gift of encouragement is such a blessing to me...and so many...

    lovingly, Rose

  15. Warm greetings dear Sue, Marcie and Marie...we are STILL awaiting the onset of Spring weather even as April has arrived. The Pacific rain clouds continue to keep our mud puddles full and us inside for the most part... I so enjoy hearing from you all and it means very much to me that you have enjoyed meeting Apryl and Poe!!

  16. Your work is refreshing, Tanya. I never tire of meeting your new little friends!

    Hello, hello, Marit and Paula!! My computer time has been limited lately, but I hope to visit your studio blogs tonight once the house is quiet and see what you have been busy putting your hands to. Your bright words have brought the sun out from behind the winter's clouds today! Thank you...

    much love, Rose

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  18. Guess who just flew in, Penny...? A dapper wee fellow who hales from Paris by way of sunny California! This time it was the boys' turn to open his mousie travel case, and there was no less excitement than when the girl's unwrapped Fifi! How can such merriment be contained in such a little bitty mite? Thank you for the treasure and all the love you so carefully packed within...ever yours, Rose and the Flockling

  19. My dear Rose
    Oh what wonderful news! I am so glad he arrived safely and that the boys were so excited opening the package. Pierre and Fifi will be best of friends I am sure. Thank you so much my dear friend.
    Love always,

  20. Tu trabajo es precioso, una pasada!!!!

  21. Dear Rose
    I wanted to wish you a wonderful week ahead. Spring is in the air.. My roses are blooming! I am looking forward to your next creation.
    Take care my dear friend.
    Love, Penny

  22. My Dear Rose
    You are so kind to come visit and leave such a beautiful comment.. Your words leave me with a happy heart.. I was so pleased to hear you enjoyed my painting, and yes, Anita really liked it!
    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    Much love, Penny

  23. I was sure I left a note about your sweet darling spring fairies! They are truly superb! You just never cease to amaze me with your genuine talent and skill! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    All my love,
    Your daughter

  24. Oooh! Mi querida amiga Rose! Siempre me sorprendes gratamente.
    ¿Sabes una cosa? nPues que
    esta semana me acordaba mucho de ti . Fuí a ver la última pelicula " Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas " en 3D de Tim Burton ,y mientras visualizaba esos escenarios tan mágicos me vino a la mente mi amiga-artista Rose . Poseía la misma magia que la que tu realizas con tus esculturas. Me acordaba tanto de ti, que se lo comente a mi marido.
    Siempre te llevaré en mi corazón !Ya lo sabes amiga querida!
    Bendiciones y mucho amor!!!


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