The Wee Peeple Newsletter
April 2010 Issue 38
Spring! Nice Flowers! yay!
Set in a world where intrepid Seafarers
carefully drew coiling Sea Monsters
into the waters of their maps....
The Dollmaker's Latest Obsession...
The Dollmaker shall now attempt to define
Well! It's... Mad Science! Preposterous Inventions! Top Hats!
Propeller-driven Flying Airships and Submarines!
Genius Misfit Daredevils bubbling about at 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!
Similarly intrepid adventurers Voyaging to the Center of the Earth! Hot!
By Jove, a whole ticking, clacking, popping movement risen up around Pressurized Steam!
ah! The Romance of Locomotives belching smoke, gear-driven clockworks,
adjustable goggles! Vacuum tubes, monocles, pistons! Flywheels! Flicker-movies!!
A miniature derringer hidden in a secret compartment
in the heel of a boot belonging to a shadowy stranger...
It's about grunge leather, brass-studded, somewhat utopian, somewhat hooligan, strapped-on, spring-propelled gadgets...
OK... AND! Cool Villians! Solar deathrays fueled by crystal and copper, ionized force domes generated by a tuning fork....
Making bicycles fly...
Victorian, Vaudeville, Fantastical
.... proper fashion for a proper revolution,
a brass distillery in every home...
giant vegetables and man-eating squid!
Photo of Steampunk man: http://studiocreations.com/images/forumimages/Steampunk_Abe_Lincoln_2008.jpg
it's all this and more... but
This is the Dollmaker's favorite definition:
"Steampunk is a balance of
the "what was", the "what should've been" and the "what the hell!"
Totally hip Sharon Buse purchases a Steampunk Cat! Go girlfriend!
At Scarborough Faire the Renaissance Festival!
a genuinely awesome Steampunkish movie:
Meanwhile, barrelling into our 4th week of
OH YES! Girls are still going wild over this year's
Sisters, and cousins and friends, oh my!
The Doll Arte Gallerie was brightened
by a visit from Mia,
one of our original BeadHead Doll Models,
now five years old.
This Luna Moth landed on a doll and stayed there all day!
In fact, the Flower Annie Catpeeple Doll was purchased with the Luna Moth still on her!
Also at Scarborough Faire...
Kimberly Graham purchasing two Reality Bunnies!
Reality Bunnies are a hit at Scarborough Faire
"REALITY" Wees because they are made
from REAL recycled containers
Happy Wee Tweedles found a new home in an
"Alice in Wonderland" Collection! Yay!
The International Online Doll Club "Art Dolls Only"
has four "Team Events" or "Challenges" per year,
requiring the participation of it's Doll Artist members.
Starting this April, the ADO Quarterly Challenge is:
So, the Dollmaker's
"Alice in Wonderland Doll Collection"
started with a few Reality Tweedle Dees and Dums
and of course the Cheshire Cat!
No, the Dollmaker could not make just one.
Naturally embracing Mad Science.... the Mad Hatter goes Steampunk!
Speaking of ADO...
Wee Peeple Doll Constructions
was spotlighted this month
in an article in the "Art Dolls Only" Blog!
wow! (Here's the link:) check it out!
so hop on your horse and come on down to Waxahatchie, Texas, and
May as well mention it....
Open Rain or Shine
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during the 2010 Scarborough Faire season only
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