Olive wood Gráinne was carved in Oregon, and completed at the crack of dawn on August 28th. On the first full day of her existence, we traveled 400 + km by land and sea, and crossed an international border populated by menacing excisemen.
Gráinne’s name can be anglicised as Granya, but she prefers the Irish spelling. She was very glad I dug some seafaring clothes out of the Hitty wardrobe, because she’s named after a famous 17th century pirate, the redoubtable Gráinne O’Malley (click on the name to read the Wikipedia entry). Thanks so much to Janet Cordell, an outstanding carver and my teacher last week (click on her name for her website), and to tc Vollum who generously put us up and put up with us while dolls emerged from lumps of wood (click on her name for her website).