The Wee Peeple Newsletter
May 2023 Issue 195
The Dollmaker's latest Collaboration with Woodworker Bev!
One day Woodworker Bev
sent the Dollmaker this photo..
21 Fun little wooden
Bev suggested modifying the Idea
using some old fence boards she had..
So they got to work
designing their own version...
texting photos and sketches back and forth.
The first thing they Modified was
the curve of the chest..
They liked the Horned Owls
but the Dollmaker also voted for Rounded Heads..
Finally toward the end of May they got together in person
with the first two Fence Wood Owl Prototypes...
which they merrily christened...
the Hornies and the Baldies!
the Dollmaker took those two home to experiment with them
while Bev went back to cutting out more owl bodies from her fence boards..
The beak was the biggest challenge-
what to use for a beak- and how to make it stick to the wood...
At this writing, Roofing Screws are in favor,
but the Dollmaker has started to make her own beaks
out of thick fabrics and cardboards..
Note the two styles of beaks below...
The first two Steampunk Owls.
A Baldy and a Horny!
Meanwhile, the Dollmaker had collected a bunch of costume jewelry
to use for the eyes. They didn't seem to work well on the wood
but she found some heavy black fabric...
and made a few Fabric Versions
dark, mysterious, genderless.. sort-of-Goth!
Charmingly disarmingly not-real-predatory Birds-of-the-Night!
Don't know where this is going but be sure to check the back fence
at the Wee Peeple Doll Shoppe in the Fall...
considered Obsession, not Distraction, the whole
Dangly Thing Business
started with the Boat Shells
Collected and shipped from Long Island, NY!
Thanks to Cousin Laurie!
..the sweet little Boat Shells from the Dollmaker's childhood
were to become
the first "Danglers"..
After that, every small object in house, yard and often far beyond
became fair game
and many odd trinkets were found to be certifiably
At last count the Dollmaker had cobbled together
about 200 of them...
Dangly Things on Dolls and Wall Art
and it was a good thing too because
The Dollmaker began to round up any unfinished doll in the vicinity...
...anyone who had an outstretched arm.. (or two...)
and all "Volunteers" were provisionally (some permanently)
In her enthusiasm... one doll got so loaded
her Danglification had to be "thinned out"..!
Dangly Things on Wall Art
seem to be staying at an aesthetically reasonable level...
for the moment anyway...
The Dollmaker is looking forward to future Dangling.
The Paintings of May..
and it feels like...
a LOT of rain this month...
is the Feng Shui Element for 2023.
Perhaps not a random coincidence that this year the Dollmaker is delving into the mysteries of
The Agates of Mexico
Continued to inspire!
Enjoyable painting in both watercolors and oils.
Peaches, Pears, Pumpkins and the giant Mullein..
The Magnificent Mullein!
continues to Amaze, every day!
At the end of May it's primary Bloom Stalk reaches to almost nine feet!
(There's some friendly wagering on it reaching ten feet!) Ten Feet! Ten Feet! Ten Feet!
And there are now four secondary Bloom Stalks emerging alongside the first one!
Yet another Texas Loco Weed! LOL...
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