"Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.”
Bonita is one of many worry dolls I have made from 2cm wooden spring pegs.
"If a problem is fixable,
if a situation is such that you can do something about it,
then there is no need to worry.
If it's not fixable,
then there is no help in worrying.
There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
Dalai Lama XIV
There is something intriguing and fascinating about tiny dolls.
They can be held, carried, popped under pillows, put in pockets and purses.
The Guatemalan worry dolls are probably the most well known.
Many creative people have designed their own version.
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
Grace is one of a series of angels
remembering children who die violently.
one by one,
in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars,
the forget-me-nots of the angels."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Catherine is one of a series of angels
honouring those who are murdered.
"I believe we are free,
and yet there is an unseen hand,
a guiding angel,
like an submerged propeller,
drives us on "
Dawn is one of an on-going series of angels,
honouring those who have died in school massacres.
"Angels around us,
angels beside us,
angels within us,
angels are watching over you
when times are good or stressed.
Their wings wrap gently around you,
whispering you are loved,
whispering you are blessed."
Madeleine is one of an on-going series of angels
which have been created to honour those who have died violently.
"Angels shine from without
because their spirits are lit from within
by the light of God."
Eileen Elias Freeman
Ana is one of a series of angels
honouring those whose lives end violently.
"Make yourself familiar with the angels
and behold them frequently in spirit;
for without being seen,
they are present with you."
St. Francis de Sales
Josephine is one of a series of angels
remembering those killed in massacre.
"Every man contemplates an angel
in his future self."
Ralph Waldo Williams
I am Liz Pearce. I am a passionate doll-maker; a doll interpreter. I believe in the power of dolls to transform lives.