The Wee Peeple Newsletter
June 2012 Issue 64
The Dollmaker's New Workshop
...another wooden flower box
and the beginning of the Mandevilla Arbor
Yes, the Dollmaker actually got FOUR DOLLS listed on ETSY
before the Craziness set in....
ajka: (also just known as) Grandfather EarthTime...
Standing Solidly, Unwaveringly, and Eternally in the Present Moment!
And he wants you to join him!
such a Greenish little Man.
See his other side on... ETSY
It HAS been a good year for the Tomatoes!
The Dollmaker's Property has undergone some serious changes:
From this, in September:
to this, in June:
But by the end of the summer, it will hopefully look more like this:
That's right folks, five million blades of grass stood between the Dollmaker
and her goal to rebuild the Storage Units
and that is just
Oh dear! One more month and this would be a pasture!
She hated to have to do it... but that Grass had to go!
But then... a Woo-Woo Thing happened
The Spirit of the Grass showed up.
Now the Spirit of the Grass was Huge- as large as the Earth
and very Jovial.
In fact, It spoke only in Concepts, such as:
and with genuine Unconcern, the Grass communicated this message:
No matter what you do, you can never hurt Me.
Because I am the Grass, and I will be here long after You are Gone.
wow. That was reassuring.
THAT was when it started getting crazy...
and the Summer of Reconstruction began....
The busiest month in the Dollmaker's life...
Bobcats won the battle (if not the war) with the grass...
Potential casualties (patio bricks) were rescued ...
Loads of gravel and crushed concrete were hauled in and unceremoniously dumped...
Four more dead trees were cut down and
stumps were ground and mulch was made...
...and yet another...
S0 many people wanted the
Exhibit to come to Bastrop, that the Organizers decided to
take down the Austin Installation and move the whole thing to
the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center on Spring Street in Bastrop!
Since the Dollmaker's Donation was already sold, she volunteered to donate
Another one of her "Smokey Doll Constructions" to this good cause.
This sculpture represents the dilemma of a fire victim-
Should I just "Get out of Dodge" and leave this whole burned mess far behind or
Should I stay here and rebuild? The figure clutches "The Hook" which is nothing but an
old burned up padlock... but it's not locked. She can leave any time, but for now she just
sits there, "hooked" to that which will never be the same.
The rest of the "Smokey Doll Construction Clan" wanted to go too
so the Dollmaker packed up the whole strange menagerie
(the Forkfeet Peeple, Rusty the Pencil Sharpener guy, Doorknob Spoonfoot, Can Opener Man etc)
and included them all in the Exhibit.
(Just for show, not for sale.)
But I thought....
Descartes misled us when he said:
"I think, therefore I am."
thereby equating Thinking with Being!
Whoa! Just a second here!
deciding, labeling, articulating, judging, defining, worrying, condemning, discriminating,
figuring, brooding, memorizing, projecting, predicting, interpreting, reasoning, studying,
cogitation, abstraction, preoccupation, comprehension, recognition, apprehension,
assuming, deducing, postulating, programming, doubting, suspecting, theorizing,
speculating, supposing, evaluating, criticizing, guessing, expecting, concluding,
scrutinizing, believing, conceptualizing, analyzing, imagining, pretending, guessing,
proving, deluding, remembering, concentrating, examining, hoping, confusing,
calculating, understanding, misunderstanding, solving, resolving, rationalizing, appraising,
meaning, fantasizing, concocting, inventing, idealizing, estimating, enumerating,
Liberation from incessant thinking
and now, a treasure of a film:
A 3-minute Film Award Winner
Oh this is a good one.
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Over at the brand new Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center,
The folks from "Keep Bastrop County Beautiful" presented a totally unprecedented
where the Dollmaker gleefully gathered information
on unconventional building materials such as this:
(Let's see... I think this one was from a 7 thousand year old recipe last used to construct the Great Wall of China)
All well and good....
for rebuilding the storage units,
The Dollmaker needed METAL. BIG METAL.
"Wow, lookit that monster. Dang, doesn't it give you a sorta secret thrill to see
big boy equipment coming, loaded for bear, and know it's coming for you? hee!"
Really. At 70 feet long, that was one BIG TRUCK!
What do you want to be doing when it's 104 degrees outside?
Hey I got an idea! Let's WELD some burning Hot Metal...
Metal Contractor, Donnie Hise, and his son-in-law, Will Martinez,
are doing an amazing job on the construction of the metal buildings.
...back at the cabin... The Dollmaker's Workshop gets Electricity
Ray Drapela, Electrician Extraordinaire,
ran the wires from the pole to the breaker box...
after which- he installed outlets galore, switches, lights, fans,
and even a darling little porch light
perfect for a Doll House!
And when it was all finished... he turned on the air conditioner
and the temperature went from 97 to 99 degrees....
oh DEAR! This would not do at all!
Not to worry!
The Dollmaker simply called the Alternative-Insulation guys she met at the
Yes, folks, another big truck was seen backing into the driveway...
...this one was pulling a mobile unit...
Wait a minute! What is THIS? Whipped Cream?
No! It's Spray-on Foam Insulation!
Yes, ma'am. We are here to turn your building into a large Styrofoam cooler....
Now that's a lot better!
The Dollmaker checked her stack of business cards that she got from the
And before long, yet another truck arrived in the driveway...
The Rainwater Collection people!
...who installed gutters, downspouts and a 1100 gallon rainwater collection tank
Gutter Pros and Texas Rainwater
Visit the Rainwater bottling facility.. or just check them out on the web...
Links to their sites:
Drinkable Rainwater and tanks: http://texas-rain.net/
Rainwater Collection Systems Installation: http://www.gutterpromi.com/