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Dover, Arkansas, United States
Visit my official website: Paula's Doll House Hi, I'm Paula McGee, lazy daydreamer, owner & chief dollmaker here at the Doll House. I started designing my own dolls in 1998. I've done all sorts of handicrafts and arts in my time but once I began designing "dolls" I never turned back because any craft or art skill can be used in dollmaking artwork. I've been married to my best friend for 5 years this year and together we have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My handsome beast is a truck driver and I've just started going with him on the big rig. YES, I make my dolls and write my patterns while ON THE TRUCK... I love traveling. I love God. I love art and doll making. I love teaching what I know and meeting other artists. Love, Paula

Saturday, March 27, 2010

been reading poetry...

and here is one of my all time favorites ~


THE WHITE BIRDS

by: W.B. Yeats

WOULD that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea!
We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee;
And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky,
Has awakened in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.

A weariness comes from those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose;
Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes,
Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew:
For I would we were changed to white birds on the wandering foam: I and you!

I am haunted by numberless islands, and many a Danaan shore,
Where Time would surely forget us, and Sorrow come near us no more;
Soon far from the rose and the lily, and fret of the flames would we be,
Were we only white birds, my beloved, buoyed out on the foam of the sea!
~P~

Friday, March 26, 2010

i forgot about....

A few weeks back, just before Valentine's Day.... it snowed. I just found these pic's on my camera and remembered I was going to share them.... hmmmm...
Well, here they are.

I was out playing in the snow, so were my kitties, mainly Mathilda, she's more like a dog than a cat. Maybe I'll get here to hold still for a photo one day.

My house... in the snow....


which way up? I love this pic, especially in the big image, click'er!

and even fairies freeze in snow such as theezzzzze.
I hope you are warm and cozy where ever you are.
love ~P~



fuzzies....?

Here are the two big sweeties I get to work with every day! Meet Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes, they are poodles. I work as a seamstress with one of the best chicks around, you can tell we're busy working all the time. Yes, VERY serious!
That's their mommy giving them their afternoon snacks

Look at those fluffy tails, wagging cause they know there are cookies in the closet!


Master Ashley Wilkes


And Master Rhett Butler
Well, we're busy with customers and sewing alterations all day, but we know we have to take a break every now and then. So we play with the puppies!
Love, ~P~



Up to?





What I've been up to is, making some new and fun dolls I'm calling Inspiration Angels. And I re-opened my etsy store.
It's taken me so long to get back to the "work" i love.... Creating art dolls, painting, stitching.... is like the air I breathe... How did I function without breathing for so long?
But you know with out the experiences I've had and the love I've found, or that found me - I wouldn't be creating the style of dolls I am now... And that's from exquisitely detailed and sculpted to the fun little inspiration dolls in the photos above...
It's the same with all artists, and without my online and real life artist friends, my weird ones as we call one another, I wouldn't be the person I am. Thank you dear friends, I love you and You keep me going in this crazy world!
Lots of Love, ~P~