When my mother died over 20 years ago, I vowed that if I could do one thing in memory of her, it would to keep magic alive. She never revealed who Santa Claus was even after I was stuffing my own children's stockings. She would surprise me with little unexpected gifts hidden that I had to discover, but not caring if she got credit. After all, it is in that moment of discovery that magic can be created. She also gave me the greatest gift of thinking - that I could always create whatever I needed when I needed it.
Over the years I hope that I have been that light of magic for my children (with having boys sometimes it is a little hard). After all, males need to touch and hold something solid in their hands to truly believe. And maybe today children in general all have to do this as CG (computer graphics) has created some wonderful illusions that they have been taught not to believe in... as it isn't real.
Why do we need to believe in the magic? What person doesn't want to experience that light of joy when they are surprised with a gift that they have been hoping and wanting for a whole year? What parent doesn't want that sense of pride knowing that their child can go out in the world feeling like they can take it on because they know they can accomplish whatever it is that they need?
So where am I taking you? My dolls are my tool for keeping the magic alive for me. Through them they continue to surprise me and gift me with all sorts of magical moments. I am hopeful that I can share that experience with others. I have been enjoying myself as I discover the magical realm of Wymsy and the characters that Passporte' and myself have met along the way. Now my Eemps are taking me up to a new level of discovery. Inspired by my trip to Europe this summer and the many villages of old that I traveled through, I am hoping to bring these experiences into my dolls. I will be exploring the magic within a village and the inhabitants therein.
Andy why do we need to believe in the magic? Why to save the World of course. It is in learning to believe in things you can't touch like Truth, Justice, Mercy, (and maybe even a little magic) that brings these beliefs to life and makes them real.
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will reveal the magic of my Faes and share with you some of the success and pitfalls through the journey of doll making, sculpting, and other crafts that all come back to my dolls in many ways.