Saturday, September 20, 2008


My friend Jennifer Pears hand carves wooden dolls. I've always been fascinated by how she can get so much warmth and personality from a block of wood. When I first saw Pinocchio, something odd happened to me. I wanted him! My inner child screamed "Mine!" I followed Jen around like a puppy begging her to make one for me. She said no. And then last week she surprised me with a doll of my own. It's my birthday and Christmas rolled into one! I'll dress him eventually, but for now my inner child is just happy to marvel over that sweet little body, the perfect joints, the way the eyes catch the light. I'm a little worried though, I swear I heard a giggle the other night...
Thanks Jen!