You know... my Grandma was such a wise person, and this I am sure comes with age and struggle and living through having been blessed with 5 children. She always said "Don't ever let the process of learning get in way of making magic" and this is essentially what happens to us all as we grow up. The magic fades and we wear uneventful clothing and shoes we go to work and we forget that "thing" we wanted so badly as a child.
I hit a point in my life when I wanted to leave the pink cupcake life I had created and be more grown up. I had went to college had a good job and I felt as though I NEEDED to act a certain way. I had lost sight of what I really wanted. The learning had gotten in the way of the Magic.... and my son was given to me at the exact appropriate time, so we could discover together...
To hold fast to this childlike essence about one's self is holding a bit of true magic ....for a moment longer. Creating dolls that are a little different, a little bit more personal is holding on the that magic for me.
I think about holding on the magic more these days because I am sharing important moments with my son. His expressions as he looks upon a Christmas tree filled with lights is true and real and filled with wonder.
As I create, I hope I am always able to keep the child-like wonder evident in my dolls. I think I will always delight in well placed micca, a bowl of bright buttons and fabric. I will always think that Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks should be together, that clean and studio do not fit in the same sentence, and snow angels are a must. So thank you for looking at my new work and appreciating the Wonder of it all.
I wish real wonder for you this Holiday!