Octopoidal Progress

WIP in Kato Polyclay, about 16" tall including the base. She's still far from finished, but now has a nice critter on her back:

For those who struggle:

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

                      ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Inspired by photos coming out of Kosovo circa 1999. My first 'art doll,' who went to live in Israel.

Site Migration

Kind Friends, I'm just now moving this site from SquareSpace 5 to the new SquareSpace 6 platform, which has all sorts of fine advantages. Expect to see some missing links and other glitches till I've got it all set right! The archives and so on will be missing for a little while, then gain their own page. For the moment, the only "links" page that's set up is the "Artists: Doll" section, and that just barely. Much more to come. Thanks for coming along! 

And yikes -- while I love most of Squarespace 6, I've not mastered the post layout blocks... they have a mind of their own and do not approve of me as yet.

And, testing slider and grid galleries within posts:

'Dover Beach'

In part:

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

                    ~ Matthew Arnold, 1867

Things do so call accross time, ever and again.