Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I feel as thought I've neglected posting here for awhile - work has been exceedingly busy and I work on a computer ALL day so I have attempted to stay away from the flickering lights of a monitor - and of course I must make time to bead as well :-)
Some time ago (2 years?) a friend requested a doll with a horse theme for her granddaughter. I was happy to oblige. This is one of the few dolls that was designed prior to beading. My significant other designed this little doll and he created the tiny polymer clay feathers in her hair (I hope he'll bead something some day - he is a wonderful artist in several mediums).
This little doll was a joy to bead, and has a happy home with a little girl that loves horses.
3 1/2 inch doll form and polymer clay face by Angie Haviland
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman