The Wee Peeple Newsletter

June 2021                          Issue 172

 

the Dollmaker is

(what a relief!)

 

 

all these dolls are new this month

 

 

and there are more

 Dolls of June...

 an explosion

 
 

after 5 months of "languishing" around in the Universe..

a sudden "rebirth" occurred...

 
 

who knows what really triggers these things...

Anyway, as if to make up for lost time, the Dollmaker

has been making dolls almost every day this month...!

All kinds of Dolls!

Sweet faces, Sea Goddesses, Wise Women, Winged Women, a Witch,

 Fossil Gal and other Dolls with Odd Names!

 

 

 

              

 

 

Ray of Fame...

 

 

now then..

The Dollmaker belongs to several Art Doll Groups online...

she recently joined This group:

Art Dolls and Art Doll Artists

and was delighted to find one day that the administrator of the page

used one of her new Wee Men for the cover photo! Well!

Now, Wee Men do not naturally seek notoriety, but...

despite

his disagreeable countenance

 and best efforts at

"avoidance"

this Wee Man ended up

clearly featured in

 the "Cover Photo"

of an Online Doll Club!

 

Whaddaya gonna do!

 

 

His Brother, now, really cannot understand

how a thing like that could happen

 (to a bloke like that...) really!?

 

 

 

and, on another day..

OOAK Art Dolls

Original Art Doll Artists Group

also used one of the Wee Peeple Dolls as their Cover Girl:

(btw.. OOAK means One Of A Kind)

 

Yay!

The Blue Treasure

 

The Dollmaker Declares:

It's good to be BACK!

 

 

 

 

 

Studies for the Greek Muses

...there are officially nine of them...

all dancing around wearing flowing garb

 

and personifying The Arts

(ok.. CERTAIN ARTS..)

 

 

 

 

Who- or what- were they?

Well, they were Personifications

of Knowledge and the Arts,

 especially (you mean, exclusively) Poetry, Literature, Dance and Music

and don't forget the odd one: Astronomy!

 

Each Muse had a particular role:

 

 Calliope became the Muse of Epic Poetry

Clio, the Muse of History

 Erato,  Love Poetry

 Euterpe,  Lyric Poetry

 Melpomene,  Tragedy

Polyhymnia,  Sublime Hymns

 Terpsichore,  Choral Song and Dance

 Thalia,  Comedy

and Ourania,  Astronomy.

 

a bit heavy on the Poetry there... and..

Astronomy?

The Dollmaker is of the opinion that this is a very short list

if Muses were (or Are) to personify the Fine ARTS...

What about a Muse for Sculpture and ...Painting?

One for Oil Painting and one for Acrylic Painting and

Watercolor Painting has to have It's Own Muse, if there are THREE for Poetry!

The Dollmaker says: "Hey What's fair is fair here."

 

(ok, she also feels that the list would be more satisfactory if Dollmaking was on it too- just sayin...)

More than likely the Dollmaker will be remedying this situation soon.

 

The symbols of

 

were the Lyre, the Scrolls, the Globe, the Writing Tablet,

the Comic and Tragic Mask and the Flute.

(and the Dollmaker is about to change Mythology by adding- the Paintbrush!)

 

 

The Teachings of

 

Calliope

 is the muse of Epic Poetry. Referred to as the Superior Muse, she inspires heroic poems and prose, encouraging responsive, coherent language.

Clio

 is the muse of History. She celebrates great deeds and accomplishments, and shares news of these deeds. In her role as historian, Clio asks us what has worked to date and what has not worked.

Erato

 the muse of Love Poetry, challenging us to share our love with others. That love and enthusiasm can be infectious, leading others to engage more fully in the process.

Euterpe

 As the muse of Music, she can be called on to add harmony and grace to poetry, lyrics and prose. She supports our efforts to make our music poetic and harmonious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Polyhymnia

is the muse of Sacred Music and Poetry. She accompanies us during serious, pensive and contemplative moments.

 Terpsichore
reminds us to Dance, encouraging us to release our inhibitions. She makes anything creatively possible.

 Thalia

 the Muse of Comedy, wears the theatrical comedy mask. She reminds us to step back from our work and try not to take everything so seriously. With Thaliaís help, we can gain a new perspective.

  Urania

 is the muse of Astronomy. Each time we invent a new process or discover a new tool, Urania sits beside us guiding our way, like the celestial stars.

and Melpomene

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The muse of Tragedy.

 She helps us understand

how to improve for the next time.

 Melpomene

teaches us lessons

 of patience, forgiveness, teamwork and humility.

 

and so the Dollmaker said:

"Tragedy! oh no! I'm not studying THAT ONE! ha ha."

then something happened and that was the first study she made

of the Nine Muses:

Melpomene

 

 

So, maybe what is sometimes needed are those qualities of:

patience, forgiveness, teamwork and humility.

 

Right Ho! The remaining Personifications should only get better from here...

So stay tuned for the rest of

 

 

 
 

 

WING Studies!!!

 

 

The Dollmaker has always been wary of using feathers on dolls.

Plainly, they "deteriorate" (are often actually eaten)

faster than most other materials

leaving sad broken-sword skeletons and

an unwanted surface mess of particulate filamental mush...

unacceptable for an Inheritance Doll


 
 

So... though she realizes that any attempt to substitute

for the genius and singular beauty of feathers

would seem an affront to Nature Herself,

the Dollmaker is going with an Idea to fashion

a long-lasting bendable Wing Design with

...Stylized Feathers...

a Wing Design that is also sweetly capable

of curling around and enfolding the figure.

 

 

Watch for more of this sort of thing too...

 

 

 

 

 

 

mind-boggling.. Fringe...

 

June Score:

 Dolls were immediately constructed

 when the Dollmaker came into possession of

this whole bolt of exotic

 FRINGE!

 

 

 

       

 

 

 forgive the pun but

          The Gardens are Gourdious*!!!!  LOL     

 

 

 

(the Word Gourdious by Wordsmith, Mark Miller! LOL)

 

The Dollmaker is pleased to report that

Olivia, the Olive tree, and two of the Pride of Barbados

 came back after the freeze

as well as the Shrimp Plant, and the Star Jasmine.

 

All took a hit and are starting at ground Zero,

 but they made it!!!

 

And a bonus round...

...a small grove of volunteer

 Pecan Trees

 came up out of the mulch...

 

 

 

 

 

 

ah yes.. remember that ROOFING PROJECT?

That New Roof on the Doll Shoppe?

..which was started Last June...

 

Well the Dream is finally coming true!

 

the Dollmaker has just now received 3 styles of

Shingle Samples...

Her 50-year-warranty Composition (NOT WOOD!) Shingles!

from Brava Roof Tile (out of Iowa)

https://www.bravarooftile.com/

She is going with the light grey: It's called "Lake Forest"

Brava gave her a good deal for her (relatively) small project.

 
 

so stay tuned for some (hopefully) Real Progress on that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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