Every once in a while, you come upon a designer....an artist....who captures your heart and imagination with their creations and amazing talent. One of those creative souls for me is Pamela Gracia - better known as "Ol' Softee" from Soft in the Head, the "home of singing and dancing mice and humorous frogs" and many other amazing characters with character!
Pam recently had a drawing and gave away one of her wonderful creations.....one of her famous PODDs (i.e., "Portly, Original, Designer Dolls").....And not just ANY PODD, but this very special Witchy PODD.....And, YIPPEE!!! I won, I won, I WON!!! (I know well that my shouts of joy and excitement were heard all over the Land of Nod that day and for many days to come....)
(Because I take horrible photos, and this gal is just too beautiful to be done any injustices, I'm including Pam's photo also:)
Isn't she just the cutest dang thing?? (I looked, and looked - thought for sure she had my name written on her somewhere...thought maybe Pam had a picture of me in her head when she dreamt this charmer up, but nope....Oh well - we're two peas in a pod (or is that "PODD"??) now and I have a new GF!!!)
So now there is an official PODD in Nod....and I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Pam, so INCREDIBLY much!!! I absolutely adore her and am honored to have one of your charming and whimsical works in my home. (And, yup, she's going to be in a place of honor all the year through....Now I have a very valid and worthy excuse for having Halloween up 365 days of the year.....)
I'm sure most of you know of Pam's talent but, if you've been living under a rock and don't, do yourself a kindness and visit her collections. I guarantee you that they'll bring a smile to your face. (And, by the way, her PODDs are so popular, they even have their own home in Blogland....You can visit them at PODD'Sville USA.) And one of Pam's very special PODDs, Elwood, managed to land himself a photo shoot and spread in the Winter 2012 "Prims" magazine....and that's not the first time a PODD was in PRIMS either.... (Told ya they were famous....)
Wishing you all a weekend filled with whimsy and imagination!