Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Bloody Mindedness And The Laws Of Physics...

Almost there, though she's yet to tell me her tale, shy or tight-lipped? Mmmm who's to say!
But how she loves to flounce!!!!




With his big round head and spindly feet, I tinkered and toiled to make sure this fellow could stand. The laws of physics certainly tried my patience!

I love the creatures that peek through the cracks in the universe at me and I desperately yearn to squeeze through and join them. Reading W.B. Yeats' The Stolen Child made it all the worse but inspired me and I decided to try my hand at a human doll. Well, human-ish, she has the eyes of a Jay. Why? All will be revealed in time...

She's a long time in the making, with tantrums thrown in I'm ashamed to say!! On her third body right now and hopefully symmetrical!!

"I didn't do it, honest"

Laid to rest... Hee hee, something gleefully morbid about that!

Another disembodied darkling of the woods.

18 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

Oh Melanie ~ I get a wonderful tingly feeling when I see that you've created a post because I know that magic has been dancing all around you again! Your newest creations are DIVINE. Your dear exquisite flouncer ... she has the bearing of one who feels happy inside herself and she knows that adventures await. (I bet she can fly!) Melanie - yet again, I am awestruck by your creative powers and gifts. I love that you showed the underlying aspects of that delightful fellow. Truly you are an engineer's daughter. Everything about your fantastical shell headed flouncing girl is pure enchantment. Ahh, your Jay-eyed girl. (I await the mystery to be revealed) Again, I am blown away. I went immediately to find the Yeats poem. How beautiful it is - this beauty is reflected in your ethereal human doll. (oh, her splendid hands & nose & mouth & eyes & cheekbones!) And the image that reads "I didn't do it, honest" - SO cracked me up!!! And your "disembodied darkling of the woods" - Melanie, I am convinced that you must walk a few inches about the earth.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Love these pieces!
Are you using real shells? Simply lovely.

Anthropomorphica said...

Shayna, I was so excited to read your words, such encouragement, thank you!!!!
You know flouncy pants well, she does indeed fly (with a shake of her bottom) right up to my nose. She's sweet, delicate and says little but quite a handful nonetheless!
"The Stolen Child" never fails to excite me and I'm so glad you liked it and thrilled to bits with your comment about the girl child! She's taking me forever!!!!!

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Nicomi, lovely to see you here!! They are real shell, plucked off the beach, I would love to use the shells of the snails that meander through my garden here but sadly they disintegrate with the slightest squeeze.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Beautiful all the same!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Hi Melanie, I am simply in love with all of your pieces. You are doing such a fantastic job and the little daughters pink little eyes, love!!! Oh! I can't wait to hear the story of your human doll.
Hope you're having a wonderful day,
Evelyn

harem6 said...

OH!!! These little creatures are simply wonderful!They are so delicate and surreal,their expression is strange and kind at the same time...one feels like they want to reach out for you and say something in whisper.Amazing!

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Evelyn, thank you. your comments and support really mean a lot. My little human is coming along so slowly but I'm looking forward to telling her tale ;)

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Ildiko and Flavia, thank you, thank you, I love that you like them!! I see from your comment that you understand my little ones ;) But oh the things they say!!!

Ida said...

They are really alive! Even in photos - well done.

Ale said...

I was thrilled... they have that ghostly appearance that haunts me. They're strange but lovely, scary but beautiful. I've never seen dolls like these before. I love them.

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Ida, thank you very much :) By the way I love your stick trees ;)

Anthropomorphica said...

Hi Ale! Thank you for leaving such wonderful words for me!
Glad your blogs are in Spanish and English, I'm studying Spanish and it makes for fantastic practice.

JJ Beazley said...

Hello Mel, just to get you off 13. Thought I'd look in on you before I hit the sack. I read The Stolen Child a few years ago, and heard a version done by Richard Harris. And now I'm reading the novel The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue.

I'm gradually coming up to speed on your creations. Glad I found you.

Anthropomorphica said...

Jeff, you superstitious creature ;) But a kind thought and I thank you all the same!

I love The Stolen Child and your comment reminded me to post a link to the poem. How are you finding the novel? I enjoyed his portrayal of the Fae as far from benign, it seemed to fit more comfortably with the old celtic stories for me.

Hope your dreams were abundant!

JJ Beazley said...

Just finished it, and greatly enjoyed it. I was impressed with the way he left the ending open. Would Henry and Tess survive the revelation? Would Aniday find Speck? I've had editors reject stuff of mine for leaving endings open; but that's how life is, it seems to me. And my favourite character was easily Speck. Strong, self-reliant, intelligent, resourceful and independent. Easy to fall in love with somebody like that, which made the novel all the more credible.

I'm reading Ishmael at the moment.

Daydream Retreat said...

Wow, these pieces are fantastic....love your dolls!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you Daydream Retreat :)