Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Art of Being an Angel

The art of friendship is a craft that requires time and endless supplies of kindness and love; the role of being an artist demands likewise. This month's recipient of the Angel of the Month of September goes to a very special artist and friend who has not only mastered her craft as doll maker, wool/felt artist, writer, painter, illustrator and marionette maker, but who has elevated her creativity to the humble heights of sincere friendship.

My words cannot express the quality and uniqueness of Patricia Cabrera's crafts, so I am asking you to take this photo tour of some of the most enchanting and diverse handmade art I have ever seen created by hand by one single person.

She works relentlessly and everything that you see is Patricia's creation from the doll molds, the little bunnies fashioned from wool from her own animals on her farm, the hauntingly beautiful marionettes and the miniature pottery from her own kiln. She has some of the most worked and priceless hands in the industry. Therefore, I have attempted to make a tribute to my friend, whom I admire for her perseverance, high standards and most of all, her friendship:

Lovely hands

creative hands

gently art creating.

Tired hands

tireless hands

always innovating.

With passion true

inspiration, too

these hands cease not to give

to weary souls and grateful friends

the art to love and live. - Anita

Please visit Patricia HERE, link on to her other blogs and see the magic for yourselves, you will not believe your eyes!

midsummers eve
Personalized Glitter Graphics

Original poetry by Camille Benoit of Castles Crowns and Cottages
Photos courtesy of Woolytales


Fete et Fleur said...

Oh my, Anita!

Patricia's dolls are truly stunning. The photo of the small sculpted hand blew my mind. What a gift. You are truly blessed to know such an amazing artist.


LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita,
I am very impressed! Whow if a person could 'only' make these rabbits I would be impressed, I love them, but no it doesn't stop there, not at all; painting, pottery, doll and animal even more beautiful than the other. You are lucky to have such a friend and I consider myself lucky too: that you give me the possibility to get acquainted with her work, I never heard of Patricia yet, unbelievable but true. Now I am going to her blog, thanks for sharing Anita, have a great weekend, I love your poem too!

The Dutchess said... enchanting..magical..and impressive! She is amazing..and her family too...truly blessed.

How I love your new 'blog look'..lots of crown's...well let me put one on your head my friend...I honor are such a dear to do this ..the art of being a wonderful loving person.

The Dutchess said...

O, I just found another writing rat...does he drink tea also..;)

Presépio no Canal said...

J`ai aimais ton tribute :) How beautiful, amazing, I am breathless... :)
You are a very lovely person and friend, dear Anita :)

Patrícia`s work is a true gift :)Uau!...One day, if I go to the States, I would like to see by myself her dolls...They are so cut...:)
I love mother too...:)

Bisous :)

Patricia Cabrera said...

Dearest Anita~You are one of the kindness person I ever known. You never cease to encourage others with your love and gentle soul. *I* am the one blessed to know you and to share our hearts and minds in this beautiful life that God has created for all of us.
Thank you my dear friend, for all your support, it means so much to me. I am enjoying so much to get to know you and all your friends. I love your blog and *every* time I visit ,I leave you with a smile. I love you~*grin*

Jorgelina said...

Hi Anita!!
Wonderful, magical post!
It is a pleasure to visit your blog.
Patricia's dolls are truly stunning.
Happy wekeend.

Coastal Sisters said...

Patricia's dolls are just breathtaking. You are such a sweet soul to feature another artist.

Love to you,

Patricia Cabrera said...

I love you Anita...

Jacqueline said...

Well I'm crying now...Anita, you hit the button on my soul with this post. To honor another soul puts us in a place of humbleness. All I can say is this artist Patricia has been given as a gift to the world. Thank you so much for sharing her hard work and creativity.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Bonjour Anita,
You are a beautiful soul, what a lovely tribute to your friend. And what a beautifully talented and amazing artist she is! I admire you both! Lots of love to you this weekend and thank you for your kindness- I think You are definitely an angel girl! xoxo deb

Bunny Missbrenner said...

I love the horses...wonderful! I will check out her blog right now!


FIONA said...

Dear Madame:

Thank you so much for this post. You brought joy to my day, and introduced me to a wonderful website.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

A lovely tribute! And amazing artwork! Will have to check out her site. Thanks for this! And happy weekend!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Ooooooooh, so many gorgeous images. Doll making, something I yearn to do. I can't wait to visit her. Thank you for creating such a lovely post. I love each and every image. Your new header is enchanting of course.

Happy Pink Saturday, and Congratulations to Patricia for being your angel.


Rosemary said...

How wonderful Patricia's dolls are.
Isn't it great to be that talented!!
Thanks for sharing with us Anita!!
Chat soon,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour Madame Camille Benoit,

Your poetry is lovely mon amie! So well said... I have admired your newest angel for some time. Patricia's work is magical! I admire her 3 dimensional ability.

I will be visiting her often! Thanks for such a lovely post ma belle.

Bisous, Sherry grande dame des sacs

The Victorian Parlor said...

All I can say is 'wow'! Her marionettes and animals are amazing! Thanks for sharing her talent with all of us! BTW, your poem is beautiful:).



Anonymous said...

Good evening Anita, I hope you have a good week ♥ Your friend Patricia's art is so beautiful. I love all of it but of course those whimsical little rabbits really caught my eye. It's amazing how much wonderful talent God has spread throughout this world of ours.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oh my goodness Anita, that is so incredibly sad about the 2nd grader passing. I hate hearing things like that. My prayers are with the family. And sicness is everywhere. Ky had 15% of his middle school out, if it hits 20%, school closes. It's crazy. While my kids didn't have Swine flu, an 11 year old passed in a nearby town from it. So this is scary.
Yes, the Prima flowers are eye candy, and because I feel that they are too pretty to use, I buy doubles! That's why I had the extra one for you! lol If you ever want to get more, lmk and I'll enail you the links where I buy them online. Lots of love to you today, stay healthy too! XOXO deb

Libby Buttons said...

YippppppppIe! I'm swooning...a BlOg that is right up my alley. I'm enamored !

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Lovely tribute! Thanks for the love and kindnesses dear. Blessings.

Rattus Scribus said...

I have logged on to Patricia's web site several times and am truly amazed. Your Angel award is well deserved. Anita and I love your world. Your children are so fortunate. Bravo, Anita.

Ruben (a.k.a, Rattus)
PS, I just posted part 2 of my last blog, Happy and Appreciated. Hope you all like it.

RobinfromCA said...

So beautiful and so enchanting! Thanks for sharing!


sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Bonjour Mon Amie,
I know this was a hard week.That was such a sad loss. Just know I am thinking of you and sending you lots of love! Have a good weekend.
love deb

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

Oh my goodness, those doll's are so lifelike. That is certainly a gift from God.

I am loving the new look of your blog. Beau-ti-ful.

Thank you for you prayers. Hubs comes home tomorrow-YAY!

Have a lovely weekend.


Bellamere Cottage said...

Holy cow! All that ability and creativity in ONE person. WHEW! She is fabulously unbelievable. Thanks so much for sharing her art...What a blessing.

Have a wonderful weekend, dearie...

Huggies and Lovies,