Friday, April 3, 2015
"Long Forgotten Folk" - Daryle Cook
There is a doll artist who I've spoken of before -- but once again I want to share his art, his skill and his generosity with all of you. His name is Daryle Cook.
His blog Woodstown Whimsies is filled with his wondrous creatures.
Lucky, lucky me -- I actually have three of his dolls right here in my studio. This is a group that Daryle formed for a separate blog last year. In the story they were stranded near Nonesuch Creek. Such woebegone little ones. I love it that they came to stay with me where although they still look pretty sad and bedraggled, they are warm and dry and getting lots of conversation.
Recently Daryle has started a new blog Cloth and Clay Doll Makerswhere he has put up videos on this techniques. Very comprehensive explanations and instructions. Truly a treasure for doll makers.
I'd like to honor Daryle -- perhaps give him the 'unofficial' doll maker crown and thank him for both his creativity and his generosity of character.
"Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity." - Jose Marti