Saturday, September 11, 2010
Poupette on a Hot Tin Roof
"My name is Sofie. I grew up on the edge of Oregon's high desert, in the shadow of the Cascades, and currently live in Portland. I have loved to make things with my hands for as long as I can remember. I have mostly taught my self how to make things, but the landscape of my childhood, my dreamlife, and animals have been my most important teachers.I make lots of things (and images and stories) but this particular shop is dedicated to my little animal people, or 'poupettes'. The word 'poupette' is a term of affection that could be translated as 'little doll', 'little puppet', or even 'poppet'. The first time i made one, the name just popped into my mind, "Bonjour Poupette!" I craft each poupette by hand, with affection and utmost care. Each one seems to take on a character of its own during the making, and embodies a special quality associated with the particular species that inspired it. I try to share a bit of my knowledge regarding each animal in the descriptions. My figurines are in numerous private collections in Europe, Australia and North America."
bio written by Sofie via her etsy profile
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