The Wee Peeple Newsletter     

  July 2007                         Issue 5    

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Crystal Hunting in Arkansas!

 

 

It's time for the

Summer Doll Classes!!

 

   

Beginner Class       Saturday, JULY 14th!

 

 We had such a great time last summer, 

we're going to do it again this summer!

 
Make your own heirloom doll in the Wee Peeple style...

Using your own special fabrics, beads, shells, jewelry, yarns,

and other assorted precious and beloved stuff.

There will be at least three Dollmaking Classes this Summer:

 

          Beginner Class:  Saturday July 14th  (open to all)       Fairy Doll Class:  Saturday, July 28th

                                         (only open to Avanced Students)

     Witch Doll Class:  Saturday, Sept. 8th (open to all)

 

(check the links for each class)

 


There's still time to take

DOLLMAKING CLASSES

with Kandra Niagra

 

All BEGINNER Classes  $ 75.00

(Advanced Classes $ 85.00)

Includes one 9” Doll Body (your choice of colors),

a wooden stand, and Instruction.

 

All classes are held at the new

Wee Peeple Doll Gallery and Teaching Studio

located at   1378 Highway 71

(Between Bastrop and Smithville)

 

 

To Register for classes:

First, CALL Kandra

512-360-2443   or   512-332-6680

Class Limit is nine people

 

Send checks to:

PO Box 326

Smithville, TX. 78957

Email:   bigkandra

 

Come and make a great doll. It's fun. 

Directions

 

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The Trip to Crystal Mountain

 

 

Remember how it was raining in April...and in May, June and July...?

   Well, what do the fairies and wee folk care for human stuff like leaky roofs and extra lawnmowing... the way they see this unusual amount of rainfall is that the overlighting Nature Spirits are out there having a jolly time orchestrating a grand replenishment of the waters of the Earth with the nourishment of all life in mind. Right. Of course. I knew that.

The fairies and wee folk only smile, for they know that I know that

rain is good - very good- for crystal hunting...

and the timing was perfect...

 

When it starts to rain on top of Crystal Mountain, I do not run away. I close my eyes and whisper an excited prayer of thanksgiving for the event which is about to re-occur- the event that I have dreamed of for two years since I experienced it the last time.    I watch the sky, hearing the thunder approach and surround the mountain, and I can hardly believe it- this was the vision- to be here for this. To be right here in position, when the spirit of the rainstorm exhales like a living thing- the gray storm coming on like a heavenly creature sent to create magic. When it begins to rain on crystal mountain, it's like a veil lifts and everywhere quite suddenly, their sleek and slippery surfaces begin to shine through the wet red mud... crystals becoming visible in banks of mud all around, where only just a moment before, I could have looked right at them and they would not have been visible at all.

Usually quite terrified of lightning and ordinarily not fond of the way clothing sticks to the skin when one is utterly drenched, either, still, I was unconcerned about these discomforts. The worst problem was trying to see through the raindrops which stuck to my glasses..

But for two years I had looked forward to those short moments of standing there soaking wet, in awe of the spectacle of the winking crystals, imagining that the fairies had thrown the gates open between the worlds and only crazy people who stand there in the rain can get a view of the way the mud slides away to reveal the magical shining crystals. When it stops raining, the crystals glaze over again as the gates to the otherworld close and the crystals go back into hiding and are no longer visible. The crystals that I found during the magical rainstorm seemed like gifts from the fairies.

Joel and Miss Shannon both found awesome clusters during our visits to the mountain. Shannon found two perfectly clear double-terminated crystals, one with a beautiful big diamond window in it.

One day we took a break from hunting crystals and went to visit my friend Jewelie, who is like the Metaphysical Mama of the Mountains. She possesses a crystal she fondly calls 'Mongo', which she uses for healing purposes. Here it is, pictured lying on it's side on her massage table.

The next day, with renewed energy we arrived at crystal mountain just in time for...guess what? Yes! Another rainstorm! During that rainstorm I found my own mini-Mongo. Just like the others which "came to me" in the first rainstorm, this crystal did not require digging at all- I was actually down on hands and knees in the mud and looked up and there it was, right in front of me.

I was quite happy with this find.

So, at the Texas Renaissance Festival, I will once again have my decorated crystals:

  

 


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Finding the Wee Peeple

in Summer

The Wee Peeple are HOME!   yay.

in SMITHVILLE, TEXAS

 

THEN... in the Fall

see the new Flying Fairies at the

Texas Renaissance Festival

WEE PEEPLE SHOPPE # 145
MAGNOLIA, TEXAS
Dates:  Oct. 6th- Nov. 25th, 2007
Including the Friday after Thanksgiving
Call: 1-800-458-3435
http://www.texrenfest.com

Directions to the Texas Renaissance Festival

 

Other Contact Information

  Phone Kandra:   512-332-6680   or   512-360-2443   

  Write:   PO Box 326   Smithville, Tx. 78957

  Email:   BigKandra