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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Deep Bliss

There is new life in our neighborhood; it's the season of the baby goats. And really, there is not much in life more fun to watch than baby goats finding their sea legs and playing together.

They cry for their mamas if separated for long and they love to lounge in the warm sunshine beside the barn.

They are like fresh baby buddhas; wise and contented faces, happy and full of newborn innocence. It does lift one's heart and remind us that after 8 years of darkness life goes on.

This is my muddy but affectionate friend who asked if he/she couldn't be featured on my blog too. Of course, Mr. Pigasaurus. You too are beautiful and worthy of admiration.

I'm moving slowly through the waning days of January; actually working quite steadily designing new classes (printmaking!) and writing booklets for classes already on the schedule. Lots of new ideas and enthusiasm even in winter for what is coming very soon.

This is my latest art doll, a little pull toy of fabric and Sculpey that I named Igor. He is channeling my dark side I think in his rickety wheel chair and mask. I like him because he scares the rest of the girls and keeps them in line.

I made an acrobat too while I was at the beach but she is waiting for a horse to sit on before her unveiling. Her name is Olga and she is a fierce athlete. She emigrated from Russia in the 90's and is working in a circus in Canada while our economy recovers.

I think she is related to Igor; they have the same baleful expression and undercurrent of menace.

Okay, time to change the energy to something good; baby goat to say "bye" for now and come again as time allows. As for me, maybe I'll be making a white horse today. Chow.

23 comments:

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

These baby goat photos had me repeating awww over and over. And they seem to have some sun to bask in for awhile, yeah. So dear. The new pieces are really interesting and wonderfully complicated. Your ability to stretch and stretch is a great guide for what is possible when we make the effort. Thanks for sharing it so openly.

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

I love how your art dolls take on such an emphatic persona, each one an individual to you and to us, your readers.

Katie said...

what sweetness and good things i find here. it's so good to see the shadow pull toy again, i can hear the girls shrieking for here, and his low-down manical chuckle keeping time with the rolling rickety wheels.

did i tell you i'm in love, again, meltingly in love? a cluster of darling baby goats (what a face, OMG!)and one dirty little piggy have stolen my heart, hmmmmmmmmmm. xox

Candace said...

I do love baby animals and I so love little goats. We had them when I was growing up, rather -- a neighbor did. Rambunctious little rascals. Lovely pages there, Judy. And how I enjoyed IGOR! lol.

Work steady, dear girl. It helps January take her cold leave...
Best as ever!

Gwen said...

all of your dolls are beyond fabulous, i am completely blown away by each new one you do!

and yes, isn't it great that the dark has lifted! i FEEL IT!

Jeane said...

Igor is outrageously good! he reminds of the work of the Quay Brothers! the lambs are just too sweet!

Jeane said...

oh, excuse me, baby goats, not lambs! should have spent more time on the farm!

Lynn said...

Your dolls all are amazing.

Allegra Smith said...

I am with Katie here, the baby baa-baas stole my heart and the Honorable Mr Pigasaurus just needs a monocle and a tall hat and his walking cane to be the image of the perfect gentleman...pig-gentleman, of course.

And Igor makes me melt in my chair. That Venetian mask hides a heart filled with loneliness but made of the sweetest honey. Love everything about him, and of course, about you.

Ro Bruhn said...

You have quite a family at your place, in the goat world and the one you've created, each time I visit there's another member, look forward to seeing the Russian acrobat.

lklight said...

Oh my god Judy, these goats are the cutest things in the whole world, they made me squeal!

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Such a lovely visit I just had here today. Thank you for the sweetness of the baby goats, for Igor and your wonderful creations, and for all the sharing you do here and within the classes you teach. I hope to see you again in August...this time in class.

xo Rella

art and beautiful junk said...

I love your dolls.
nancye

Seth said...

Igor is so cool!You should go to the dark side more often!!

grrl+dog said...

I agree....that dark side is rich and lush with ferment and fodder.

I want igor.

Is he for sale?

he calls me in my dreams..

no seriously.

T and J said...

Adorable !

Deryn Mentock said...

Oh...I love Igor, I think, the best! He's just so strange and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I love baby goats! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea

julie king said...

goats! no definitely igor. wait a minute, let me think, maybe the goats. ok, final answer igor!!! (the question: which is cuter??) love igor!!!

MB Shaw said...

The baby goats are wonderful, such sweet little faces, although I am partial to that piglet too :-)
And Igor is excellent!!! The art dolls have so much personality - they are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Igor is one of the coolest dolls I have ever seen! He may be creepy, but he sends out a great vibe!

Cricket said...

Let's face it. The goats have totally upstaged your fabulous art work;-) thanks, as always, for posting!
--Lisa

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