The Wee Peeple Newsletter


November  2011        Issue  57

Strange Trees have been growing in the Wee Peeple Doll Garden

sprout again!

 Gene White: Doll Whisperer


This year he whispered/emailed: I need a Wee Tree. A Tree Peeple Doll!

But what happened was:

The Treeless Dollmaker embarked upon a RE-FORESTATION PROJECT!



Bumpy, Stumpy, Lumpy and Gnarl.


Doll Buying and Debauchery! ...especially on...

Roman Bacchanalia Weekend

(click on this link to read the Lewd and Lascivious Truth!)


Friends of the Wee Peeple Dolls came to the Faire

in pirate coats, witch hats, Faerie Wings and bed sheets!

And The Texas Renaissance Festival broke all previous Attendance Records!

 On Highland Fling Weekend, strangely enough! Over 42,000 people showed up that Saturday!

Then, on "Green Friday"

 King George himself

(owner of the Texas Renaissance Festival)

 came by the Doll Shoppe and

 purchased seven

 Wee Peeple Dolls!

WOW! Thanks George!


And lots of Smokey Dolls

chose Special Humans to be a part of their Legend.

(Only 29 Smokey Dolls were left at the end of the festival!)

The Dollmaker rebuilds her life!

Uh-OH! What's this? Replenishing with Outrageous...




To build Fire Dragons from the Ashes

Yes! The collecting and sorting has begun! 

Odd Materials abound



This seemingly impossible feat..

(adhering Smokey Metal to Smokey Metal)

is achieved through the use of an

amazing user-friendly  product called


Steel Reinforced Epoxy Putty.






Personifying Inanimate Objects

"Door Handle"

can refer to any fixed or

 lever-operated door latch device.

The term door knob

(or simply doorknob)

tends to refer to round

operating mechanisms.




Door Knob Peeple rise from the Ashes!

so...Dollmaking goes on Once Again in

the Peach House



elsewhere on the property...


Strange Lights and Globes appear in Wreckage Photos!

As we study the artistic composition: "Sunrise over Steaming Metal"

we become distracted by the activity of a small bluish-greenish light...

Early one cold November morning,

 the Dollmaker was shuffling to the back of the property to feed the chickens

 when she noticed that the Wreckage was Steaming.

Hmmm. Really? Weird. And cool-looking. So she ran back for her camera.

She took pictures of the Steaming Mists.

So... what is this?




Worldwide Symbol for Miraculous Come-backs?

The Dollmaker certainly smiles knowingly at the concept of the Phoenix, but, really...



In Russian folklore, the Phoenix appears as

the Zhar-Ptitsa, or Firebird,

 subject of the famous 1910 ballet score

by Igor Stravinsky.


In China, the Phoenix is called the businiao-

literally "Immortal Bird".

There is an East Asian variant, the fenghuang, a mythical bird similar to the Phoenix.

 It is one of the most respected legendary creatures in China

and the feminine counterpart to the Dragon.




Originally, the Phoenix was identified by the Egyptians as a stork or heron-like bird called a benu, known from the Book of the Dead and other Egyptian texts as one of the sacred symbols of worship at Heliopolis-  closely associated with the rising sun and the Egyptian sun-god Ra.



The Greeks subsequently pictured the bird more like a peacock or an eagle and identified it with their own word Phoenix (Φοίνιξ), meaning the color purple-red or crimson (cf. Phoenicia) or a palm tree.

According to the Greek mythology the Phoenix lived in Phoenicia next to a well. At dawn, it bathed in the water of the well, and the Greek sun-god Helios stopped his chariot (the sun) in order to listen to its song.

 Herodotus spoke about the unique capability of the bird to be consumed in the flames and be reborn from the ashes.


The Basic Legend

The Phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet

(or purple, blue, and green according to some legends).

 It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle,

 near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites;

both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes,

from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again.

The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self.

 In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh

and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally "sun-city" in Greek).

It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song.

The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal,

though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one.

In very few stories they are able to change into people.



The Phoenix Legend Explained...

And Thank you Shandi, for the beautiful painting!



Sarah Grant and the Dollmaker at the Wee Peeple Doll Shoppe

Dear Kandra,

I wanted to send you an email right away and

share pictures of my dolls!




This is my Healer Doll I got from you,

dated Sept. 2004

For the past 8 years

she has helped guide me

through a journey of healing. 

 I keep her where she can watch over me

as I sleep...


After being so inspired by the Healer Woman I got from you in 2004,

here is a picture of one of the dolls I made out of super sculpey.

 I made this doll for my mother-in-law for Christmas 2005:

I have lots of dolls, but these are my favorites. 

Thank you so much for the beautiful and inspiring work you’ve shared with me....


Sarah Grant

................................................................... which the Dollmaker replies...

Jolly Good Job!

Thank you Sarah, for sharing your beautiful creation with us!


Making a Doll that comes from the Heart

is exactly how the Dollmaker got started in this Doll Construction business!

and she firmly believes that...

Everyone should make at least one Doll in their lives!

Dollmaker Catherine: SMOKIN'!

She could never make just one Doll! No way!



A Shelter for the Hengirls!

And check out those

Paperwhites coming up


Giving Thanks for







Dolls For Sale

Newbee Wee Dolls

Animal Totem Dolls



Angel Page

How To Purchase

Slideshow of My Paintings


Art Dolls Only

Owl Shaman Tutorial




Changing Woman




Contact Us


About the Dolls

About the Artist




  512-332-6680    cell phone only 

    PO Box 326       Smithville, TX  78957



October and November

Shoppe #145

April and  May

Shoppe # 158




Wee Peeple Newsletter Topics


You Tube Video


Slideshow of the
Wee Peeple Dolls


Steampunk Page


Bottle Doll Tutorial 


Roman Bacchanalia Weekend

A Shelling Adventure

 Wee Peeple Dolls-

the Early Years

Sherwood Forest Faire


Stacking Stones



Scarborough Faire


Dollmaker Learns Swordplay


Esoteric Pinocchio


Holey Stones


Dollmakers of Mexico


The story of
The Card






The story of
Vasilisa the Brave



The Three Dresses


The story of
Waldo the Wonder Rat


The Lady Nevermind


Crystal Hunting in Arkansas


Bling Art Doll Gallery


Red Hat Society


Concentric Circles






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