Unusual Dolls

This is so cool! I totally want to make one one day. šŸ˜€

busy mockingbird

Sometimes, inspiration is found in strange places.

There are some childrenā€™s books that are so dull and obnoxious that every word irritates you as you read it to your wide-eyed kid. These are usually the same books that your kid is madly in LOVE with, and therefore insists you read them over and over and over again until the grumble inside your head starts to show on the outside of your face. But there are good ones, too. Sweet ones with beautiful drawings and lovely stories and poetry, charming and funny and endearing.

And then thereā€™s Calef Brown. Heā€™s a different sorta bird.

We discovered ā€œPolkabats and Octopus Slacksā€ quite by coincidence, but the fact that the poems are so strange and lovely, combined with the use of the words ā€œpolka turdsā€ cracked the Kid up, and we were hooked. I had never seen a kidā€™s book like thatā€¦

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