Creating Beauty

As a child, I was frightened by a humongous Kissy doll. At 3, it was as big as I was and when you pulled it's hands together it made a smacking or a supposed kissing sound. I was sure it would get up and get me......making smacking sounds as it neared my bed.

Now I make dolls.....some are supposed to be scary, but most just reflect how I look at beauty. To me we have a very narrow view of what beauty is and is not. I have cerebral palsy and don't think I'm whining about it I'm not. I'm lucky my case is very mild compared to some people's. But you can pick me out as different, I walk awkwardly, but my arm and leg work correctly.....for someone with a partially paralyzed arm and leg.

I look like someone with CP is supposed to and in my way I'm attractive. I try to reflect alternative beauty in the dolls I create and so in some ways I'm still dealing with fear, but now it's not my own.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Obscure Holiday Movies- The Great Rupert

I love the holidays and the entertainment pertaining to them. I found this little gem in the dollar dvd bin at the Dollar Tree. Now this Jimmy Durante film is a fave of mine.The Great Rupert
This sweet little dancing squirrel is the guardian angel for an impoverished family.  The stop motion squirrel is nicely done. He looks adorable in his tiny kilt and accessories. Also he is quite the dancer. So click on the link and watch Rupert spin and help make things better.

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