Monday, November 26, 2007

MRSBO Adoption: Minerva Heap

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Welcome to this week's adoption. May I introduce to you Minerva Heap. Orphaned at the age of six, she is the sole survivor of her family. Her parents were members of a local acting troupe. Apparently, as the story goes, they came to untimely demise during a performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Rumor has it that one of the local critics was so offended by the Heap's maudlin portrayal of the love-struck couple he added some "foreign" ingredient to the prop vial of poison to enhance their performance. How sad! The local newspaper quoted the murderous critic as he was dragged away in shackles as saying, "Here's to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss they died." Can you believe the fiend had the gall not only to misquote Shakespeare, but to confess in iambic pentameter!

It can be said that Minerva is destined to be quite an actress herself. Already she is prone to overly dramatic interpretations of the mundane and occasionally will faint is she does not get her way.

Minerva Heap is a one-of-a-kind doll and made right from my own patterns. She is made out of cloth and paperclay. Her dress is made out of cotton and embellished with black galloon and tiny glass black beads. Two black grosgrain ribbons adorn her curly blond locks. She holds a tiny handcrafted polymer clay book entitled, "Complete Works of Shakespeare." The book is pinned into place. Minerva may sit on her own or stand with the assistance of a doll stand.

Potential Parents click here.


mimi k said...

she's fantastic- I love her expression!

thecoppermouse said...

Thank you Mimi. :)