Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 8 Jan 2021)

I made these granny peg dolls for the first time the other day and really enjoyed the process. They are a little quirky and flawed, but they do have character. I didn't create them with any intention, but I concluded that the one on the left is a poet, the second one in is a free spirit, the one with the big schnoss(my favourite) bakes cookies, and the blonde likes to wear high collars and turtlenecks:D


The Granny life... 

I've always identified with grannies. As a child, I watched my own grandmother who was the embodiment of warmth and comfort. My great aunties, and our granny neighbours who lived quiet lives in their little homes with pretty lace curtains and the gentle smell of lavender. There were always warm baked goods on the counter, a project on the go, and a contented cat or two in the garden. I remember thinking how lovely it would be to live a simple life like that. As an adult, I encountered stories about the interesting lives of Grandma Moses, Tasha Tudor, and other aged modern painters and writers who, late in life, pursued their passions. In particular, Tasha Tudor, who lived on a rural farmstead surrounded by forest and farm animals. She was a painter, a cook, a lover of nature and animals, and she kept a dollhouse. In all honesty, this is what I aspire to.