Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Dream Ship

Have I mentioned to you that my daughters are completely in love
with a certain little red haired girl
and her pet monkey?
Well, upon making and sending two Pippi's off to new adventures,
I was promising the girls again that there would someday be another.
Little did I know how soon that someday would be.
 An unusual face began smiling at me from within the clay.
 Once her features were sculpted and painted, the only hair color that fit her
 ...was red...
which just so happened to (still) be sitting upon my desk. 
Suddenly I found a Sea Captain looking at me!
To help me really see who this person was,
Suzanne (Pixie Andrew's mom) penned a poem
 about Pippi dreaming of who she might be when she grew up.
Her word painting was full of imagery! 
 And it gave me a clear vision of who this grown up Longstocking might be.
A Sea Captain needs a ship.
Last December, I found a paper mach'e boat tutorial by Ann Wood
and thought this would be a perfect reason to try it!
It was great fun to make.
If you would like to see flying seafaring beauties,
 please visit
Anne's blog here
and be Inspired!
Pippi, Nelson, Tweedle the bird, and the little Dream Ship are all on EBAY right now.
To see them in more detail and read Suzanne's wonderful poem,
please  click on the ebay word or picture in the upper right hand corner
to take you there.

Thank you for stopping by, and...
Happy Sailing to you!
love, Rose



  1. Hola, Rose, hace tiempo que venia a visitarte, mi salud me ha tenido apartada del PC, pero ahora he visto y con mucho placer que tu creatividad sigue creciendo.
    Pipi me ha dejado con la boca abierta, con sus amiguitos y los complementos que has puesto me he quedado empequeñecida viendo estas obras de arte. Las hadas de Navidad que tampoco habia visto no tengo palabras para calificarlos.
    Que Dios te conserve la salud y tu capacidad para crear estas maravillas.

  2. Hello Rose,
    All I can say is that your dolls are all so magical and evoke wonderful serene feelings I never knew I had. The poem is wonderful as is the darling boat.
    I hope all is well with you, and please know that I am in awe of you and all of your creations!!
    Take care...
    Dessa Rae

  3. Gracias por tu regalo esta mañana, Marina. Sus palabras son como el rocío trajo la primera luz del día.
    Sorprendentemente, estas muñecas requieren mucha energía emocional de mí. Dios siempre ha tenido la amabilidad de refrescos a mí a través de la belleza de sus palabras.
    Rezo por su buena salud para volver y por su gracia permanente a todo que sobre este día y todos los días ... tu amiga, Rosa

  4. Dear Rose, first, an apology..I am once again so late in getting here to leave a welcome and hug for yet another wonderful Pippi! This doll is so alive!!! Her face is perfectly Pippi, and so animated Rose. You have once again masterfully created magic! Pippi will no doubt become one lucky collectors pride and joy, and constant inspiration to find the child inside us all. I am still so very grateful to have met, and now love you dear friend. You inspire me to be better, in my work, Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day! and my life Much Love, Christel

  5. Es como meterse en un sueño maravilloso visitar tu blog.
    Me ha encantado ese precioso barquito con un grumete muy especial.
    Un trabajo de "ensueño"
    besitos ascension

  6. Dearest Rose, it is so awesome to be a part of your beautiful creations. thank you so much for the opportunity.

  7. Hi Rose,
    I so admire your talent!
    Thanks also for the link to Annes blog and tutorial...I am now off to take a peek.
    (I just wish you had an etsy I am quite illiterate when it comes to ebay :/

  8. Pippi is just lovely, Rose. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for the link and the tutorial. That little bird is such a cutie. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Theresa

  9. Lindos trabalhos. Parabéns pela arte.

  10. Dearest Rose
    Even though I had the sheer pleasure of first seeing Pippi on Ebay, I am so happy you posted her here so I may come back once again to gaze upon her sweet face.. I am in awe Rose. The work you put into this set with your gifted hands is truly masterful. Oh, and I loved Suzanne's poem!
    I hope you had a joyful Mother's Day.
    Love and blessings,

  11. I am always in love with all the textures and colors you use. -cheers-

  12. How did I mis your post?
    She is so beautiful and cute. You are a master creating such lovely dolls.

  13. After being gone so long from the land of Blogs, it was so wonderful to see this enchanting post upon my return! Your art dolls are little masterpieces.


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