Life is short. Find things that make your heart sing, even if no one else understands them. They don't HAVE to--it's for you, not them.
Working on Evies portrait, planning more--some would wonder why I don't buy some nice patterns and work on them. There are beautiful, stunning patterns available on rug hooking canvas.
I won't hook them.
My life is short, and I don't want to spend it working on someone elses dreams.
Evie is a doll, yes. A TINY doll, no less--6 1/2" tall. To me, she is not "just" a doll--she represents so much more. To look at her, to know I created this from a piece of wood, still blows me away. Her creation was my salvation, in so many ways. She gave me courage to work with razor sharp tools again, which I was afraid to do after my bad carving accident. She taught me that I do have courage, and perseverance, and talents I did not know existed. Her creation brought me so much farther in my life than I ever thought I would go! I am leaving her as part of my legacy, so I want her to have things that will show how treasured she is. She has tons of clothes (and more I will make!), furniture, a gorgeous hand made bed that I designed just for her. She has journals, complete with photographs. Now she will have hooked pieces that depict her in many different ways.
I wish everyone could have one possession in their life they treasured as much as I do Evie.