March 20, 2009

Evangelista

This is Evangelista and I made her for my mom. My mom's birthday was last month and she told me that what she would really like is a peg doll. So 1 month later, here is her peg doll.



My mom's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 3:12-14, which happens to be a favorite of mine as well. The stand that Evangelista rests on is covered in paper strips with the words of this bible verse written on the strips. I like the metaphoric meaning of Evangelista standing on the word. The Bible is made out of paper clay and has the verse written in it as well. The dove represents the Holy Spirit as the Teacher watching over her.


Recently, my mom came back from a trip to Nicaragua where she volunteered her time at an orphanage. Since she has visited the same orphanage 3 times, this trip was especially intimate for her because she has developed a beautiful relationship with the girls there. When she goes, she tries to spend the majority of her time with the older girls, teaching them crafts, taking them to the beach, encouraging them, and sharing her love for God. Her travels have also taken her as far as Africa, where she helped plant gardens and worked with the people there. I once heard someone say "Share the word of God as often as possible, but use words when necessary."
So, when my mom said she wanted a peg doll, I knew exactly how I wanted her to look.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jamie

9 comments:

lucky knitter said...

Oh what a sweet and beautiful gift. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful role model. I love all the symbolism in this peg doll. My heart is smiling!

Jacqueline said...

This is such a wonderful gift! Your mama is such a wonderful role model! I love this peg doll too! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you and yours!

Valerie said...

I love this post, and Evangelista is now my favorite out of all your peg dolls that you have posted. How fun that she was made just for your amazing mom. Thanks for sharing that story!

Ariana said...

She's so beautiful! It's awesome to see that your faith can inspire such beautiful creations. It's a part of our Creator that shows through us. Great job!

Pamelamama said...

a lovely tribute

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks everyone =)

Wendy said...

ok jaime,
to be honest, i'm not a peg doll person, but I LOVE THIS ONE! Will you make them custom for etsy?

Wendy

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks Wendy. You can email me at apronstreet{at}yahoo.com or convo me via etsy.

the monkeys' mama said...

this might have been the most loving, thoughtful, inspiring post i've read in a while--i love how your mom gives of herself, i love that she asks for things simply, i love that you know her so well as a daughter, and i love that you encapsulated what you admired in her in this one doll. incredible love given by God and shared with us all. thank you for this.