The Wee Peeple Newsletter

August  2011                           Issue  54
 


How about those

Pre-Columbian House Sculptures!

This August the Dollmaker initiated an Expedition

into one of her storage sheds!

 In a dusty old book box acquired long ago,

she discovered a strange and mysterious

old Natural History Museum Publication

(with curious pictures all over the front and back covers)

documenting 

Awesome Pre-Columbian Terra-cotta Sculpture

from Ancient Mexico....

and she fell totally in LOVE with these Little Houses!

Check OUT the Roof Designs!

"Pre-Columbian"

 believe it or not, refers to

"Any Art in the Americas made Before Christopher Columbus got here"...

So... before 1492, right.

Well... in "Museum Speak"... "Pre-Columbian" has morphed to mean:

  "Any Art in the Americas which was NOT influenced by Meddling Conquerors."

 

anyway....

 

It has been speculated by learned scholars that these adorable little

"House Models" might actually be "Spirit Dwellings"...

(after all... they were found in Tombs...)

So.. The Reader can imagine...

...around 2000 years ago... (100BC-200AD)

    There lived a short-legged but long-headed, flat-bodied, majorly hatchet-nosed, smugly unconquered (so far) little King of a someday-to-be-Archeologically Important Indigenous Culture.

He commanded his Artisans to portray, in the signature Local Red Clay, the Everyday Antics of those stretch-headed, post-shaped, curiously hatchet-nosed citizens of his realm, who loved to pack themselves like sardines into adorable little buildings to eat, smoke, sacrifice, fix their hair, and enjoy the company of parrots. And dogs.

And of course the little King would also incidentally be taking all of this Artwork into the Tomb with him when he died. Scholars came up with:

 He had religio-ritualistic reasons

for doing this... blah-blah-blah

Now, the Dollmaker could hardly sit still long enough

to read the text accompanying these photographs...

... She wanted to go Build ONE OF THOSE LITTLE HOUSES!

But not with clay.

 

 The Workshop is bustling!

 Inspired by Ancient Designs - Doll House Construction begins...

so something is happening here...

Beware! Doll Construction Zone!

Here's an actual Pre-Columbian House Model

for sale on the Internet for $11,000!

http://www.trocadero.com/stores/HDENTERPRISES/items/486112/item486112.html

The Dollmaker wants one!


so...

Some Dolls Need Arbors...

Some Dolls Need Shrines...

Some Dolls Need Stages....

And Really...

Some Dolls just need Thrones.

 

the Luxurious BeadHead Dolls

 Love to sit on Thrones and let their hair cascade gloriously around them

in undulating waves of Colorful Yarn

after a hard day at work decorating someone's outfit.

   


 

 

Rogue Female Steampunk Bounty Hunter played by Angela

 

 

Come Back to the Doll Studio

for more arts and crafts!

 making Nametags (and More red hat Lady Pins too!)

     

And then a few days later....

the Crazy Crimsons Celebrate

 August Birthdays

Notice the Fashion Switch to:

 Purple Hat and Red Outfit

On a Red Hatter's Birthday Month, the colors are switched!

A Crazy Crimson Happy Birthday to the August gals!

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What's Shakin' in the Backyard with the Wildlife...?

  awwwwww!  Babies!

 

Back in the 1950's

when the Dollmaker was a child and wanted to play with Barbie...

The Answer was...  NO WAY!

 

Naked Barbie dolls were strictly

 

No discussion.

However! The Dollmaker was allowed to play with (naked) yet

  Satisfactorily Anatomically Uninspiring...

The Dollmaker still has All her Trolls!

-and somewhere- in a dusty notebook-

their Names are all carefully recorded-

Also... as you can see...

they didn't stay naked for long!

           

...Where it all  began...   yay.

 

 

 
 

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Our first ADO E-zine

(E-Mail Magazine)

with a wide variety of articles, tutorials, interviews and tons of lovely photographs.

We're publishing it at the end of September!

http://tinyurl.com/adomagpreview

 

Wee Peeple Newsletter Topics

 

You Tube Video

 

Slideshow of the
Wee Peeple Dolls

 

Steampunk Page

 

 Bottle Doll Tutorial 

 

Roman Bacchanalia Weekend

A Shelling Adventure

Wee Peeple Dolls- the Early Years

Sherwood Forest Faire

 

Owl Shaman Tutorial

 

Stacking Stones

 

Scarborough Faire

 

Dollmaker Learns Swordplay

 

Esoteric Pinocchio

 

Holey Stones

 

Changing Woman

 

Dollmakers of Mexico

 

The story of
The Card

 

WORM MOUNDS

FRACTALS

 

The GREENMAN

 

The story of
Vasilisa the Brave

 

The Three Dresses

 

The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat

 

The Lady Nevermind

Slideshow of My Paintings

Crystal Hunting in Arkansas

 

Bling Art Doll Gallery

 

Red Hat Society

 

Concentric Circles

and Thanks goes out to: 

glitter-graphics.com    and    blingee.com 
 
 and  Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator

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