Yesterday was sunny, so I sat in the park and sewed while my daughter was in her Atrium class. At one point, a young boy with his father walked up to me and asked me what I was doing. I told him that I was making a "wind child" (an air elemental) and showed him the "fire child" with the salamander on the cape that I had already made.
"Who is that doll for?" he asked. I told him that it was for some child somewhere in the world.
"Will you make a doll for me?" he asked. I inquired what sort of a doll would I make for him, and he said, "A doll with wings, and a pegacorn. Do you know what a pegacorn is?" He described a flying unicorn with many colors and said the pegacorn would come with him to school.
I told him that I had always wondered what a flying unicorn was called, and wondered what they ate. The boy thought for a moment, and then said, "Hay!" He talked for a few more moments about the pegacorn (all the while I reassured the father that this was okay, that the boy was not bothering me, etc.), and then ran off to play in the park.
While I'm not unveiling the elementals for my Etsy shop until May 1, you may view the elementals I've already posted in my gallery here. I'm currently working on a number of elemental dolls: wind (bird themed), sand (i.e. earth), fog (i.e. water) and aether.
Minh Le has illustrated another honorable mention for our contest: Wet Dog, Wet Dog, What Do You Smell? submitted by Yat-Yee Chong.