Polly goes to Portland

Polly Doll has been traveling with us. I made her last week, the day before we left for the west coast. On Saturday, we went to the Portland Art Museum and saw some impressionist paintings.

My sister Anne helped me take pictures of Polly at the museum.

Here she is, on a moss and fungi covered Oregon rock. We’re ready to explore San Fransisco tomorrow!

25 thoughts on “Polly goes to Portland

  1. This calls to mind the cute book “Katie Meets the Impressionists”, by James Mayhew. How fun to let Polly pose with such famous paintings! And she looks so at home in the nature scene. 🙂

  2. oh salley, i LOVE polly! what a clever idea! very impressive. and you made her the DAY before you left??? wow.

  3. This brings to mind the cute book “Katie Meets the Impressionists”, by James Mayhew. How fun to have Polly pose in front of such famous paintings! And she looks so at home in the nature scene. 🙂

  4. Oh, oh, oh….I love Polly visiting the Art Museum….how adorable!!! She looks like a great, experienced traveler in her wonderful hat and comfortable shoes! Love your inspiration, Salley

  5. Oh my goodness, Polly is the CUTEST little girl! I love her tiny plaid skirt and pigtails, her hat, her little vest. And the pictures at the museum are wonderful – I see a picture book!

  6. Salley you have tapped into the world of fairies and brought them to all of us to enjoy! The picture of you looking at Polly reminded me of that old movie about the children who saw the fairies. Did you see it? If not look into it you might like it.

  7. How adorable!!! Love Polly. My Mom would LOVE Polly…..miss her and wish she were still alive to share things like your work. She would LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. Her hobby was dressing dolls and she would think your clothes on your little people were so precious.

  8. I would not be in the least surprised to hear her gasp at the delights she is seeing, and to skip across the mossy landscape to smell the flowers. Truly enchanting.

  9. Oh! Polly is a sweetheart of a doll! She reminds me of Pippi or Heidi. If you ever decide to make more Pollys, I’ll be first in line to buy one. After all, Salley, she has red hair!

  10. It reminds me of a picture book I once read where a little girl goes to see Monet’s garden, and of a book about a little girl Edith and her stuffed bear, photographed in daily scenes. I adore these kinds of photos, with your lovely work and the art and nature backgrounds! It’s delightful to find this post and its contents 🙂

  11. Hope you had a nice visit to the Northwest, Polly! I would’ve loved to have visited you in Portland, Salley, but I am busy getting my portfolio ready for the next SCBWI conference this month! Hope you have a great trip in San Fran.

  12. I just love this entry…and LOVE Polly too! It reminds me of Flat Stanley and his many journeys throughout the world. Hope Polly’s adventures are fun for you all…please keep sharing her with us! Thank you for all you do to inspire and energize me. It’s pure joy to read your blogs.

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