I also sell vintage lettering and other supplies in my Simon et Cie shop on Etsy.
Artist's Statement: My mission is to make people happy. I am a worry wart by nature and it has often gotten in the way of enjoyment and happiness in my life. One day, I decided to stop worrying. I found myself having difficulty with this. I felt that someone had to worry lest things go wrong everywhere. I had once heard about Guatemalan worry dolls and set off to find out more about them. It seemed amazing to me that something so simple could actually work so I decided to create my own worry doll that I could project my worries onto before resting my head on my pillow. Lo and behold, although it took a little practice (worriers always tend to want to hang onto things), lo and behold, I feel more free to enjoy life than ever.
My mission is to help those who need a little help to stop worrying. We all need a little rest from that now and then so that we may live life to its fullest!
Location: Petaluma, California, USA
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
"Sebastian", Art Worry Doll by Ames Douces
Tags: art, doll, handmade, yarn, sculpture, softie, fabric, embellished, worry doll, talisman