by Caerlynn in 1994
Fabrication time : 150 hours
Arms and legs :
3 lb 70 oz
casting was made some where up between moss and rocks in a spot
of the Pyrenees-mountains - too marvelous to unveil .
the moulding, good clay was needed , free of roots, stones and worms
. Beautiful things should be done without any interruption , but
this was the case here, and when a couple of weeks later the work
was taken up again, the head was totally dry .In the bottom of a
soup dish it was sprinkled over with water to get it soft again
. Little by little, then a bit more - not enough - still a little
more - too much !!!
Like a castle of sand it finally disappeared in the mud . All was
to be started once more ! But all this was not to prevent her from
seeing the light of day about 150 hours later . Right behind the
wintercamp there was elmwood left for her hands . In these times
the elmtrees did suffer a terrible disease which killed nearly the
whole species .That's how a travelling sculptor could always find
one of the best woods for precise work .A real delight to sculpt
those hooked fingers .
since Babichka has become a famous storyteller .
a wise fairy no one would dare to question her authority .