Monday, 31 October 2011

Day 279- Young Maya


My name is Maya.


I think a lot.


I then write what I think


in my diary.


But mostly I dream. 


You can find me 

sometimes sitting behind our wooden gate


and other times 

on the threshold of our front door.


But you will find me always

with fresh flowers in my hair, 

a pencil in my hand

and a diary in the other. 


I made young Maya from this resin couple on 1st October 2011. I found them in a shop in Little India possibly around a year ago. From the moment I set my eyes on her,  I knew she was the young daughter in my Rolla household. This girl is very small and makes a perfect 10 year old. I don't know what to do with the boy yet or if he will ever meet young Maya again. Let's see what fate decides for them. Dolls have destinies too , you know. 

57 comments:

rosanna said...

Ro loves her little daughter, she dresses her like a little princess and let her wear her wedding jewels.And most important of all, she let her dream and write and be herself.
She is a sweet , thoughfull girl and God forbid that she might get betrothed too soon. Let her enjoy her childhood and grow up in peace and grace.
Have a nice evening, my day will be better having got in touch with your world. Minihugs, Rosanna

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Sans,
Love your little Maya. Love how you dressed her too with those lovely colors. :)
Maybe you can make believe that little boy just moved into the neighborhood and little Maya will meet him that way. :)
Hugs

Alexandra said...

I love your little Maya too.
Wat a beautifu;l story.
The boy is her best friend and in her diary she writes that she really likes him.
Silent puppy love.

Alexandra

The Old Maid said...

You dressed her so lovely, dear Sans! It is good to see how Maya looks like!:) She is so sweet! And I love her flowers and jewelery:)
You, again, took not only great photos - love these with her diary and pencil close-ups - but the music is just perfect for this story:)

Piikko said...

What a lovely story!
Maya is so beautiful little girl.
I love her name and dress and how she is looking at me strait to my soul..
Hugs, piikko

carmen said...

estaré muy atenta para saber como continua la historia....

contar said...

bellisimas son una preciosidad.
un abrazo

Sans! said...

Ohhhhhh Rosanna, I am so glad Ro loves her :). I made her sari from this lovely fabric because it was Ro's favourite colour :). Of course, Maya loves blue too , Kuranji blue , pigeon egg and turquoise are her favourite shades.

And if Ro shall have her ways, no boyfriend for Maya till she is 18, an old maid by their standard :). And only love marriage of course.

There is just one more member to add and then the family will be complete :).

Without you, this world will be quite different, Ro :).

Daydreamer said...

OH, Sans! She is PERFECT! Just PERFECT! * BIG SIGH* Don't we ALL Love the little girl who dreams and is excited about her future life, still secure in the Love of her Family Home....
She is Beautiful and so cleverly dressed and I Love the view of her by the door...(I have always loved to sit on the steps and look out into the world.....)
It's SO nice to meet her! :)
I ADORE her!
(Just Another Dreamer....)

Sans! said...

Norma, I really enjoy making clothes for my dolls. I cannot create faces or legs or arms so often I will just leave those parts to their resin selves. The one thing I will insist for all my dolls is that they must dress in real cloth. I made the top and skirt from a batik cloth (bought it with Dale when she was here in Singapore) but the sari was made from the cloth of a real sari :). Real clothes and real flowers :).

Your suggestion of the new to the neighbourhood boy made me smile. The formative romance of childhood sweethearts. They say he's the one you will never forget.

Do you remember yours?

Sans! said...

Alexandra, you are a romantic! The hopeless kind, maybe. That's the kind I want to be if I am a romantic. I don't believe in half way.

I like your suggestion a lot! It is quite like Maya to be writing about this boy she fancies.

You guys warm me up on this otherwise chilly Monday night! I didn't think I would be chatting with so many of you about Maya so shortly after I had posted :).

Sans! said...

Ewa, I really appreciate your feedback on my photos and I will never tire of you telling me how much you love my choice of music :).

That's why I usually spend a lot of time writing posts. The photos, the writing and then the music. Sometimes, deciding on the music takes the longest time!

I tried to make Maya a little scruffy but I don't think I succeed. I know what my brother will say -She is too clean to be a little village girl! Actually I have seen them in real life and some of them look even neater and cleaner than my nieces just after a bath!

Sans! said...

(((((((Piiko)))))))))))

That's little Maya giving you a not so little hug!

She likes you too, very much :).

Sans! said...

O Carmen, esta puede ser la última de las historias de los Maya....

Sans! said...

Muchas gracias, Contar!

Sans! said...

Bets, yes we do. I use to tell my family, if I have children, I only want daughters. I will give away all my sons ..teehee :). Of course everything changed when Little Nathaniel (already 6 and not so little) came into our lives.

But little girls with big dreams,they are the jewels. I love how when you asked " who's pretty? who can dance and write and sing and draw?" it's always the little girls who put their hands up. How do you not love them right?

About little Maya at the front door, I have wanted her sitting at the living room just behind the wooden gate because of her last entry in her diary. So there she sat until one afternoon when my friend Pam came over and saw her. She was the one who told me Maya should be placed at the front door and she does look so right sitting there.

And you know what's the funny thing? Even before I built my tribal house, I had already known that there would be a little girl and a baby at the house.And when I picture this girl, a skinny but very pretty girl, she was always at the front door :). I am of course not surprise that the other dreamer see her there too :).

Snowfern said...

i'm already looking forward to her 'glimpse of life' diary entries ^ ^

this year no time for halloween party?

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

I love your stories!! I am trying to write. Also I do dream.
I love you diary. All so I love the name Maya!!

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

Precious, Sans! How fun to make another doll for a character in your story! She is really petite and pretty--love what you did with the original!

Susanne said...

Oh Sans, You´we did it again. Took me into this small world and made me forget of my own for a while. I forget my self in the brown and turquoice colors (such a great pair), the details and the promising plot of a real love story..
Thanks!
Love, Susanne

Lataina said...

Sans, you dressed her so beautifully! I love the colors and her accessories. =)

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Amazing! Maya is beautiful, I love the fabrics you used. I think a love story would be grand.

Hugs,
Victoria

Maria Ireland said...

Hi Sans. Your Maya ( or should i say our )is so beautiful. I love her clothes and the colours are perfect. I love your stories and this girl is perfect for them. Lovely to meet you Maya.
Hugs Maria

Norma said...

She should be delighted with her makeover, she has much more personality now. Love that you've used that wonderful jewel like turquoise again.

Flora said...

Maya is so sweet and beautiful with her new clothes and accessories ...
I love her makeup :-)
I wonder if she still meets her prince...

BiWuBär said...

Hi Maya, I'm very pleased to meet you - you are still so young and yet like an old friend to me...

Dear Sans!, in my modest opinion you're totally right - dolls have destinies. It was the fate of this female part of a couple to be turned into something special, fascinating and unique. You gave her a turnover with your fabrics, etc. - but even better, you gave her a story, a background, a home, a family, a personality... and even fresh flowers in her hair. What else could a doll ask for. I know a lot about these things, Fluby used to be just one of my selfmade bears when I started my blog and now he just keeps gaining bearsonality... and even a nickname ;O)

Hugs
Birgit

Sans! said...

Cinds, I am not sure about any more diary entries at this point now that she is revealed :).

I do not celebrate Halloween at all. How about you and Lucs?

Sans! said...

Kathy O-O, I am still waiting for your answers to my interview questions :). But take your time, you have plenty, plenty of time to answer.

I love that you love my stories, her name Maya and her diary :)

Maya kisses you!

Sans! said...

Thank you Jennifer :). I felt very connected to Maya so she was not so difficult to make or if she was, I had forgotten already ..haha :)

Sans! said...

Did you really, Susanne? Forget for a moment that this is a story? Samuel Taylor Coleridge called it "suspension of disbelief" and I have always loved that turn of phrase. Thank you for making me happy believing that you suspend your disbelief even if it is for just a moment :).

Sans! said...

Thank you my dear Lataina.

I hope your laptop is fixed?

Sans! said...

Thank you Vic :).

This morning, I was watching an interview with the author of Slumdog millionaire who writes only during the weekends because he is a full time diplomat. Vikas Swarup wanted to write this epic love story centering around questions and answers. Hence, who wants to be a millionaire...He actually named the book Q & A ...why am I telling you this? Hmm, I don't really know but I did wonder about writing an epic love story. And this comment made by Swarup about how his story is very Indiacentric about real people from India, no palaces or yoga or other western embellishment of India. I was just wondering if he's talking about someone like me ..hahaha.

I hope he doesn't come and read my stories.

Sans! said...

((((((((((((((Maria Ireland)))))))))))))))

You warm my heart soooooo . Yes it is OUR Maya :) and she is thrilled beyond words to meet you!

Sans! said...

Hi Norma :) Thank you for your compliments. Like most little girls, Maya loves her blings :)

Eliana said...

Maya is beautiful!

Margriet said...

I love your little Maya..she's just perfect!
But I do feel a bit sad about the sweet young boy!! I hope he will have a happy life too.

Ascension said...

Que maravillosa historia de tus precioso personajes.
Tienes razon llega un momento que tienen vida propia, a mi me pasa con los duendes que hago que al final siempre salen a su libre albedrio jejeje
Siga o no siga la fantastica historia de tus personajes yo volvere a visitarte......
Gracias tesoro, por hacernos soñar.
besitos ascension

Snowfern said...

:( ok lor then stories about her :P

no la, i thought i recalled you were going to some halloween party last year, might have confused it with a different event :P Ludo and I don't celebrate anything other than CNY, and buy mooncakes for each others' families....

your stories make the blog very meaningful....i rikes so muchie :D

Amy said...

You not only improved resin, Maya, you made her your own and brought her to life. She's as lovely and colorful and detailed as her home, her stories, her family, her life. I have certain dolls that I know I will keep forever, too big for my dollhouses, alas, but easily at home no matter where I live-my Grandmother's doll from Italy, (i lost her little shoes), and the blonde doll, also from Italy, that was gift to me from one of my Dad's artist friends, when I was a young adult. I love them equally, for different reason, and they link me to those two women, who passed a long time ago. They live on for us, don't they?

Papillon Bleu said...

My dear Sans, as always, your blog is the perfect relaxing place to be.
The music cerressing my soul and the rich colours that warms up my heart.
But most of all, ther is you my dear Sans. Loyal, funny, generous...a real friend.

xxx

Patricia.

Sans! said...

Flora :). I hope by now you have fully recovered?

About Maya's makeup, I do think the blue eye shadow is a little over the top. Indian girls used kohl eyeliner (can be home made with wood ash/ soot with oil) and even little babies wear them. I was told by my Indian friends that the women believe that applying kohl on children's eyes protect their vision and that was why they have perfect eyesight. True enough, back then, none of my Indian friends needed spectacles. :)

Sans! said...

Oh Birgit, a book can be written about why we keep doing what we do, right? We can call the book "The Destinies of Dolls".

Sometimes I think I won't ever stop creating dollhouses , dolls and their stories because playing "God" is a very addictive pursuit :). We create a house , then the doll, her family and before we know, her whole life is in our hands!

And when we share our creations so intimately with friends, our friends too (their reactions) have a say in how big a particular doll's role is in the whole scheme of things.

The thought of that just blows my mind sometimes. :)

Sans! said...

Maya thanks you, Eliana.

Sans! said...

Margriet, you are so sensitive, you know. It is as if you can tell the struggle I have with the Maya story.

Do you know I have dolls first even before I started learning how to make anything? At Day 41, I blogged about Maya :). The older Maya is a gorgeous work of art by Sumaiya.

I was inspired by Mira Nair's Kama Sutra, a Love Story. That movie has to be one of my top 10 favourite movies. Watch it if you can and you will find out what happened to the boy in that Maya's life .

Sans! said...

Ascensión, me encanta que compartimos este amor similar para hacer muñecas, dando forma a sus vidas, la creación de sus hogares, sus familias, sus propios amores. Tanto es así que podemos hablar lenguas diferentes, pero en nuestras muñecas, se habla un idioma que ambos entiendan por completo.

Amigos como tú son las razones por las que mi Maya es especial:).

Gracias, amigo mío.

Besos y abrazos de Maya y yo

Sans! said...

Reeeelly, Cinds? You rike?

November is here. We have to make a date soon for our meet. Must check my email for the date when Asuka is back. :)

Sans! said...

Amy, isn't it amazing how just a bit of cloth and fresh flowers can make an otherwise nondescript doll my young Maya? It is impossible not to love the dolls we have a part in creating. Corny but they are almost like our own children.

And dolls who have shared a big part of our lives become friends and how can we ever forget the people who gift us friends? :)

I never knew I was so big on dolls. As a child, I didn't love dolls as much as my sisters. Even my brother had doggies. But from day 1 I knew, my dollhouses must have dolls. :) And now I own 100s of these resin dolls, patiently waiting for me to give them their stories.

I am sure your dolls are special. In fact, I may already have met them , right?

Sans! said...

Patricia, how are you my dear?

Close your eyes for a moment and feel a firm strong hug. That's from me. Kisses on the cheeks too and if you stay long enough, I will serve up some comfort food like a hot cup of soup or tea or coffee and a slice of hot fudge brownies. Just some TLC from me to tie you through the heartaches.

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Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely presentation and the photostory!

Sans! said...

Thank you Kaylan :)

Ana Anselmo said...

Maya is a sweet little girl....a little bit your "alter-ego", Sans.....;)
lots of hugs

Sans! said...

Maya my alter ego?

Maybe, Ana, maybe :).

You made me wonder if all the dolls in my stories have a bit of me in them.

Margriet said...

I think they do Sans...I do think all your dolls have a bit of you in them! I know all my little people/bears in my stories have a part of me in them...that's the part that makes them so real :-)

Sans! said...

Yes, agree Margriet :). I love all my dolls and understand now why it is hard for a parent to choose who she love more. It's like asking if I love my right arm more than my left? :).

I love all your characters :). I still remember the witch who crashed into the wall and of course, hot mama Fanny :). If they have a bit of you in them, we can be soul sisters, Margriet. ;p

Ana Anselmo said...

I am sure they have....
hugs from Lisbon

Sans! said...

((((((((Ana)))))))))

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