Thursday, February 03, 2011

Blue Valentine Doll

I finally ordered a copy of the out-of-print Blue Valentine, by Gwen Schultz. What I remember of the story is that the main character's favorite color is blue, and she makes a blue valentine for her teacher. The main character's classmates deride her for this unconventionality (of course), and much of the narrative involves worry over whether or not the teacher will be pleased. The storyline seems slight, but there must have been some emotional current with which I connected.

February 12, 2012 update: Here is the synopsis of the book.

Here is the doll inspired by the book:




Blue Heart Queen Doll (background trees by The Enchanted Cupboard)

9 comments:

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Your most recent doll is absolutely beautiful! Very inspiring!

Ann
http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com

tanita davis said...

Goodness, the detail...

Lone Star Ma said...

Lovely.

pam said...

Your amazing dolls always, always make me smile, but i especially love this one.

I don't know how in the world you have the patience for making the dolls. But thank goodness, there are people like you who do!

adrienne said...

Oh man, I love the Blue Valentine doll! Your sewing and photography skills just keep getting better and better.

Saints and Spinners said...

Thank you, everyone! It warms me to read these comments. Pam, the patience definitely goes in cycles. Right now, it's hard to sit down and focus for long periods of time. Having a nice DVD series to watch helps. :)

vivian said...

It's been so long since I last visited your blog, Farida! Please forgive me.

How nice to come here and see The Blue Heart Queen Doll. She brings a smile to my face. So lovely.

Amanda said...

Your dolls are incredible. I love them!

The Library Lady said...

Doll is adorable beyond adorable.
And, OH, I remember that book--I loved it as a kid!!