Monday, October 15, 2012

The child and her sheep...



 I feel  something  wonder-ful  about sheep.... I think it may be because when I was 9 years old, my dad told me he had a surprise for me.... he took me to a neighbor's farm and there he handled me a baby lamb. My eyes and heart was so full of joy at that moment... 



...the smell  from sheep may be something unpleasant  for some people but for me is like a special memory. 
I hid "mimoso" for 3  evenings under my bed.... but the smell gave it way, I think...grin... momma, got him back to the barn.
when it rained... mimoso ( in which is a word for "tender') would go through the barb wire fencing , leaving behind lots of wool, and would  come underneath my window and  bleed -calling me.grin. I would sneak out and sit on the porch with him for a while.



I think that's where my love for sheep comes from....


... my pastures are not with my sheep at this time and I miss them so much....
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I made a little girl with her sheep.....


It is with the LAMB that she rests today.... He  is her first love!

These are  Jacob's sheep.... just like mine,grin!





                                           I little sparrow is a special birdie that was made by a talented artist named Ilona.... please click on her name to go to her blog. I hope to post soon a milking machine that I commissioned her !

12 comments:

Christel said...

Pat, this post brought tears to my eyes. The little girl you created is beautiful. The sheep are her spirit, as within you, such a gentle, and loving soul, I love you my friend. Christel

Chadina said...

Hi Patricia the little girl and the setting is adorable

CWPoppets said...

Very lovely doll scene! And the pictures of you look really artsy!

Drora's minimundo said...

I'm just awed! What a lovely story and what a gorgeous girl with a sheep sculpture!
I agree with every word about Ilona who is a wonderful artist and a great friend, one of the people who make our blogland a very pleasant place to be in.
Hugs, Drora

Ilona said...

Dear Tita, thank you for telling us this story about your special connection with your sheep. The lamb was a very special memory from childhood, nowadays as an adult, you use their warm wool for your artworks, how wonderful is that. The miniature sheep shown on your pictures are amazingly realistic and together with the little girl you can almost feel their strong and special connection between these living beings.
Also thank you for showing the swallow, now I know he has flown straight to you with my warmest greetings ;)! Lovingly, Ilona

BlacknickSculpture said...

Pat your girl & sheep sculpture is gorgeous! I like the details of the base and the little bird - great touches!

Giac said...

Hello Patricia,
that lovely story reminded me of those i used to hear when I was a child. What wonderful memories...and what a great inspiration for that wonderful doll and the sheep. It is wonderfully done and so beautifully detailed. Absolutely wonderful.
Big hug,
Giac

Eliana said...

Um amor essa postagem!
A garotinha parece um anjo, adormecida assim ao lado da ovelhinha... é uma cena para arrancar suspiros. ;)
Um grande abraço

miniacollection said...

What a beautiful story! So sweet! Your doll with the sheep is delightful and a gorgeous illustration of your story.
Geneviève

Maria Ireland said...

Beautiful tender scene. Its gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your memories. Ilona's bird is wonderful she is a fantastic lovely artist.
Hugs Maria

Isabel said...

Que historia tan tierna, como la preciosa muñequita que has hecho con sus ovejas, es una escena muy dulce. Besitos

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

My heart is so sad, Pat, that your field has no sheep...remember that the Shepherd knows when even a sparrow falls. It falls into His hands.
lovingly,
Rosa