Friday, July 22, 2016


Do you remember this clay head?
It was one of my newly begun art dolls.

"Sometimes the journey to completing a thing takes longer than you think."

I don't have a plan I just begin to mold the clay.

Then a face begins to emerge. A character, a personality, an attitude.

His ears are pointed. Hum mm, an elf?

Painting begins. 

He'll need a body. Wood turnings and dowels

He should have hair.
White, unraveled, stands of yarn hair.
It happens when you handle those lovely bright stars

He should have butterfly wings..
My clever, handy, brother cut wings for him from scrap wood

Clay boots with laces
A clay pocket for safe keeping of stars
And a fashionable star scarf around his neck.

He is a Butterfly Elf  Falling Star Catcher

His lovely wings are glittered on the front
and tell his story on the back
of catching falling stars and
saving them in a pocket
for those rainy days.

He has already caught several falling stars for his rainy day collection.

He wears a hang tag that reads
"Let it shine all the time let it shine."

A finished project!

Speaking of finishing a thing.
A few days ago I took these photos of the sun setting while sitting on my backyard deck.

Day is done, gone the sun, beautifully.

I thought this was quite interesting and gorgeous.
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  1. Gorgeous sunset! Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks for sharing your fun dolls.

  2. Hi Linda, fabulous work!! Oh I just love this darling star collector. The phrase you added is so perfect and I remember that little song from childhood. All the details here are done so beautifully and your painting is perfection!!
    You are extremely talented my friend. Love those gorgeous photos you captured too.
    Have a nice weekend. Blessings, xo

  3. Amazing transformation of a piece of clay. You are very creative and talented. Nothing prettier than a beautiful sunset.

  4. Ohh he's turned out so well Linda! Clever and motivated you! Love the idea of him and I was wondering why you had the star poking up out of his head! lol. I still haven't started on a second one yet..... one day maybe. xx

  5. wow its amazing. You did so good with this Linda. I am so pleased you are going to give blogging a go again. I think its lovely keeping in touch this way and sharing our art and news. x

  6. Hi Linda, stopping by to say hello and so fun to revisit your darling creation. Hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments. Wishing you a great rest of the week. xo

  7. Wow! Creative and cute ♥

  8. Hi Linda, I visited before but was not able to comment. You are g e n i u s, such a inspiration to me. LOVE your elf, falling star catcher. :) :) :) Enjoyed your creative process throughout both of your posts. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Hi Linda, just wanted to stop in and say hello and thank you for the visits. I hope you are doing well and looking forward to the fall season. Wishing you a Happy September filled with blessings sweet friend. xo

  10. Oh how that face makes me smile. :)
    Always good to see your wink (like) pop up on my page, Linda. ;) Hope you're enjoying the season.

  11. Linda... he is a whimsical delight! I'm always challenged when it comes to designing a doll that is free-standing like this one... kudos to you! He is a keeper! I too enjoy that you shared the "process" of this creative journey.


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