Sophie - 2000

Yes, she does sit in a heap, but a bit of fabric, thread and fluff n'' stuff is really all she''s got - in place of a backbone, you see?The original Sophie was created several years ago. I did not realize, at the time how very potent her creation was. Shortly afterwards, an African-American family moved next door. They had two of the greatest little girls, aged 4 and 5 at the time, who began to come over to the house for art, and, I admit, I fell in love.

Sadly, they and their Mom and two older sisters had a long history of difficulties and, once more, they have been swallowed by the system. But somewhere out there, I know God watches over Anna and Elaina and their mom and sisters, and, if they ever see this, they will know I bless them and thank them for the joy they brought me.

Sophie was the direct desire for a connection to children. As Julia Cameron says: "According to doll-making legend the original word for doll was "idol." We have just lopped off the "I". When we make dolls, we are invoking godlike powers. Doll-making is a very powerful form of magic."

I''ve considered giving Sophie the lead in a storybook. We''ll see if that happens.

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