The Wee Peeple Newsletter     

March 2009                       Issue 25

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"Merming Around"

a new Wall Hanging by Kandra

... made from found objects and molded sculpey mermaids

 

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Well Hello Dolly!

 

Oh, just like little Beauty Queens! Looking very-fine!

The Lavishly Wearable BeadHead Dolls

Gathering together.

If they could sing they'd be a choir.

They'd be singing:

Are you going to Scarborough Faire...

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yes, that's right, the Dollmaker did say...

Scarborough Faire!

It's coming right up AGAIN...

Where the girl next door transforms into someone beyond your wildest imagination!

you think I am kidding?

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Forthwith!

 Information about Scarborough Faire (The RENaissance Festival) 2009:

Dates:

OPENING DAY ..... Saturday, April  4th

CLOSING DAY ....... Monday, May  25th 

                                 (Memorial Day Monday)

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yes 'tis Thyme, for

8 Weekends of Merrimente starting April 4th

you can trot joyfully on down to

Waxahachie, Texas 

and visit the

Wee Peeple Doll Arte Gallerie 

Shoppe # 158 

in the Pecan Grove

(Right Across from the FOOD!)

along with many other things to see and do too numerous to mention

 At Scarborough Faire!    yay!

(and may it rain only on weekdays...)

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Scarborough Website

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"All is Well"

"Only Good lies before me."

 

-the wonderful Affirmations of Louise Hay

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Affirmations? Actually....

When it comes to Scarborough Faire unabashed and fervent prayer would not be inappropriate...

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you think I'm kidding?

Now, let us pray together....

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Anyway.....

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Changing Woman is another name for Mother Earth

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Now just think about that for a second.

 

Picture an old Apache Indian,

or maybe an old Navajo Indian... reverently speaking the name of

his beloved Earth... He calls her...

Changing Woman. 


 

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What a World those old Indians saw...  they would look past things...like a gnarly branch...

or a bear, to see a Beautiful Changing Woman...

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Changing Woman

Changing Woman [Asdz nádleehé] comes closest to being the personification of the earth [Nahasdzáán]

 and of the natural order of the universe [Yádihi Bii' Bi Haz'ánígíí]

 as to any other brief way of describing her.

She represents the cyclical path of the seasons [nináhágháhígíí],

birth (spring [daan dgo]), maturing (summer [sh shgo]), growing old (fall ['ak'eed]) and dying (winter [haigo]),

 only to be reborn again in the spring [daan dgo].

Blessingway, by Leland C. Wyman, © 1970 Leland C. Wyman

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 The Old Indian Elders spoke in a serious flowery language

and thought nothing of sitting around the shadowy campfire

describing their Dreams to one another and creating Legends.

The whole tribe listened and was impacted by the Zing from their Hearts.

  

Maiden,  to Mother,  to Crone... to seed....

http://hitherandyarn.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/maiden-mother-crone-bellflowers-cropped.jpg

 

Centuries later...

 

A Dollmaker rooting around in an old Goddess Encyclopedia stumbles across

the Changing Woman Legend...

 Changing Woman!  woww. The Dollmaker senses an ancient Zing!

...as she contemplates the implications of the Title: Changing Woman.

Such Earthy Feminine Sensibility!

 

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" Lincoln states that Changing Woman, whose name can be translated to mean

"the woman who is transformed time and time again,"

has a "peculiar life cycle: she grows old and becomes young again with the change of the seasons.

One might thus interpret her as an allegory of the seasons, but she is more, being related to the earth and vegetation. "

(Lincoln 1981: 25)

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 hmmmm.

 

The Dollmaker looked out the window

 and there She was!

 Right There! Changing Woman!

 

                               

Changing Woman is not just about Humans.

Changing Woman gave birth to approximately 100 billion tiny new leaves and flowers,

in the last few days, in the small backyard of the Dollmaker, 

 and at least that many insects, just to put some perspective on what Changing Woman is capable of,

 on a Planet-wide scale, when it comes to Renewal.

Changing Woman

 a meaningful symbol, a personification of a Universal Concept,

 an Archetype which retains it's integrity throughout Time and Space

 and penetrates through the barriers of Culture and Language...

hey! Changing Woman is so All-Inclusive that She can even be Understood by Other Species!

(Animals totally grok Seasonal Changes).

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So, we're cycling around back to Dollmaking, here. LOL. 

yes, yes, the Grand Scheme of Things is innately Cyclical...

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perhaps that's why she is once again

The most requested Doll of the Year

Changing Woman Stories

 "Cycle their way Back" to the Dollmaker!

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Ten Years ago at the Women's Conference in Houston the Theme was Changing Woman.

At that Conference, the Dollmaker sold out of Changing Woman Dolls.

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This year a lot of those same women returned

for the International Women's Convocation

at the Hilton Hotel, once again in Houston.

And All weekend long...

Women sought out and found the Dollmaker so that they could tell her

 stories about their  

Changing Woman Dolls

and how these Dolls had changed their lives

 for the better! 

Wait. No, wait a minute.

How interesting that each of these (exceptionally intellegent, conscious, and worldly) Ladies

 who owned a Changing Woman Doll

claimed that the Doll did it-

 that the Doll changed her life...

now how could that be true!?

Certainly there are those who have come to expect a touch of the woo-woo from the Wee Peeple Dollmaker

 now and again... but...

Certainly those Dolls did not really do anything...

it was the Women who changed their own lives.

They got jobs, they got divorces, they bought homes, they travelled to faraway places...

it was astonishing the things these women said "happened to them".

And, interestingly, in every case, each of the Owners of these Changing Woman Dolls 

 proceeded to share the Doll with another woman who also needed good changes to happen in her life.

The Dollmaker was asked what she thought about this.

 

"These Dolls have a job to do," she commented. "And I am glad to see they are doing it."

 

Changing Woman Dolls...

Change is the name of the Game

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Changing Woman LINKS:

http://www.angelfire.com/va/goddesses/chan.html

http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ca-Cr/Changing-Woman.html

( there are many good references explaining the symbolism of Changing Woman)

 

also check out Google Images!

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 By the power of your conscious minds

you are creating the perfection that awaits,

and by your sincerity you will succeed.

 Bring such love into your lives that there is room for nothing else.

Love your breath and your companions and your home and your animals and your trees

and neighborhoods and your food and your sleep and your music and art and vehicles and colleagues

 and body and your computers and and and and...

all things on your beloved Mother Earth.

Love yourselves into radiance.

When fire comes into your belly, love that too.

When impatience rears its ugly head, love it through.

When boredom or judgement or insecurity shows up, love yourself free of it.

Whether sorting through a complexity or healing a little wound,

 the answer is always – always – love. 

 Get to know it so deeply that there is room for nothing else.

 

We are yours in all ways,

The Council of Light That is Within 

 

© 2008 Rebecca Couch and HeartLight ~ Living from the Heart. www.heartlight.ca

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( http://faculty.maryvillecollege.edu/cowan/corn_woman.jpg )

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til next time....

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Contact Information

  Phone Kandra:   

512-332-6680   

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  Write:   PO Box 326 

  Smithville, Tx. 78957

  Email:   BigKandra 

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From the I Amfirmations Newsletter:

I AM Adjusting

I readily adjust to these changing times.

These past months have been filled with new and unexpected challenges from every direction. 

 While everyone around me is re-acting to these uncertain times with anger, caution, and fear

 I know I must take action, maintain a positive attitude, and inspire those around me to do the same. 

 I let go of the past and look to the future because I embrace change.

 I AM adapting because I maintain a positive attitude.

 This week brings the spring equinox -- and the beauty of spring brings with it renewed hope!!!

Mary Ann 

 

I AMfirmations website

 

 

 

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