Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Mary lives in a mid-sized town in a part of the country that has all four-seasons.  Its summers are very hot and its winters are very cold. Mary dislikes the cold very much, she even keeps a pair of mittens near her refrigerator, so that when she needs to get her cherry ice cream out of the freezer, her hands don't get chilly.  On days when it is gray and cold outside, Mary will stay in bed, drink hot chocolate and pout with her kitten, Toonces, who pouts most days for reasons that Mary is unaware of.  But, for Mary, the winter is saved by the snow.  She loves it.  She'll stay up all night watching it fall and will even brave the cold to venture outside and look straight up into it and imagine that she is the star of her own snow globe.  She didn't believe it at first, when a neighbor informed her that no two snowflakes are alike until she examined each one that fell on her window pane and noticed all the intricate details of each flake.  Toonces, however, remains underwhelmed.  

Mary has been dancing around my sketchbook in various forms for weeks.  It is nice to have my special requests done and be able to get back to sketching and developing new ideas.  

Joseph and I are watching Mad Men on DVD now---it is such a good show, I am really hooked, which is kind of surprising because there is not a single character in the show that I would want to be friends with or even sit next to in a cafe.  Most of them are greedy, snobby, meanies, but still--it is so good.  And, I really want the early sixties style to come back so that I can wear dresses like the girls in the show---they seem like the perfect dress for twirling, plus I bet they would be flattering for girls like me who have some "junk in the trunk".

Mary is available here in my shop.


Zucy Pop™ said...

i like so much
i want a plush!! T_T

sheridan said...

Mary is lovely. I really like her shape and her face the best.
Her story is delightful, especially the part about the snowglobe.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nichol!
i love mary! she is wonderful with her bear coat and tights. i love her face too. you are so creative!

Eva said...

she's awesome and already sold too!!

ArtMind said...

I love love love this story! Yes, I love Mary! I'm a girl of four seasons too - I love them all! :)

Leeanna Butcher said...

MAry is so great- the striped tights are terrific. I like that she can sit on her own, too!

Leeanna Butcher said...

DId I say striped tights? I must be confusing her bow tie with her POLKA DOT tights! :D Your story is really perfect for her, btw!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Nichol, she looks just like me! LOL! Except Honey is the one who is always cold.

astula said...

so pretty ans sweet, nichol!!