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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Welcome Handmade Jeero

An extraordinary Uglydoll joined on family today. Meet Jeero. This fellow is a prototype handmade by Sun-Min Kim and designed by David Horvath for the new Jeero 3.0 recently released by Uglydoll. A prototype lacks the customary thread sometimes called the umbilical cord that comes on the back of handmades from art shows and Uglycon.

Since you're are reading the Ugly Chronicles, you know I love, adore, and collect Uglydolls. And this Jeero sets my collectors heart ablaze with delight. Anything made my Sun-Min has a special quality that is only partially evident in photographs. In person they absolutely radiate. It isn't just Sun-Min's excellent sewing skill, nor the super marhsmellowy softness. It's not just the cheerful brightness. But all these things come together in such a rare and blessed way as to create an atmosphere of joy and happy that engulfs us. Now add in the magic that is Jeero himself and that is a recipe for perfection.

Classic store bought Uglydolls have considerable powers all their own. I've been completely smitten many times by the retail versions of Uglydolls. But a handmade Uglydoll has a unique and special quality that I continue to attempt to share, but always fall short in doing so. Anyway, it's LOVE!

If you love Uglydolls and ever get a chance to experience a handmade, don't hesitate. They are well worth it. I save for my Uglyness by dog sitting. It takes quite awhile at dog sitting rates to save enough for the rare collectibles. Yet I always feel my money is well spent. I have something I will love all my life, and that brings a smile to everyone who passes my way.

My birthday is this week. My friends pooled their money so I could pick up this pink Jeero. Nothing could suit me better for my birthday. Well, OK, had David and Sun-Min driven the Fedex truck, that would have been better. But barring that, this is the best!

It is such a wonderful world filled with surprise and generosity. I just got the Wage Bearbrick seen in the previous post. My dearest friend fell hard for the Bearbrick. I could tell she REALLY wanted him. I tried to force my hand to give him to her, but I lacked the strength. But wait! What do you suppose was tucked in the box WITH pink Jeero? Yes, a Wage Bearbrick! Happy happy me! I now have the second one for my birthday, and I'm giving the first one to my friend. What a kindness to include the wee Wage in the box!

Today I do not believe anything is random. Everything is interwoven, connected somehow. Have a great week everyone!

About that pillow: It's pretty special itself. It was handmade by a very beloved relative from dresses and fabrics she's had many years. So it's kind of a history pillow.