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In the Palm of A Hand

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A week ago I visited my friend who is recovering from ovarian cancer surgery.  Sitting in bed with a nest of pillows around her, she smiled as I entered the room.  I sat in a bedside chair and noticed the teal colored “don’t worry” doll I gave her clutched in her hand.  This made me…

Cara’s Angel

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Recently a woman contacted me through my Etsy shop to ask if I could make an angel for the top of her Christmas tree.  She saw my don’t worry dolls and wondered if I could make a bigger one for her.  I’d actually never thought of making them larger, so I said I’d give it a…

Angels, Second Time Around

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In 1995 when my friend Jennifer’s daughter died of cancer, weeks after her second birthday, the grief was overwhelming.  I’d been experimenting with polymer clay and had the idea to make angel pins in Caitlin’s memory.  The first ones were rather primitive looking, but as I practiced, my techniques improved.  Since Caitlin had been bald virtually…

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