Not wanting to frighten him away, I quietly snuck up to him.
But it turned out that he was more than happy to oblige me with a photo op!
This enchanting little fellow is the result of a doll-making round robin I participated in a few years back. I made the body, painted the features, and put the doll on a bare stand then sent it all off to the next person on my list. I think we were four in all, each in a different Canadian province. Everyone created their own doll pattern and there were no instructions as to how the doll should evolve (what sort of character, age, sex, theme). One person did the hair, hat and shoes on mine, another the costume, the final recipient created the setting on the base I had provided. I was completely surprised and utterly delighted when this little fellow returned to me. I would never have thought to develop him into such a happy little elf.
*And now I'm going to be skipping off for a few days myself, so there will be no maxim this Sunday and perhaps no postings on Ragzedge for a little while. But I will be back!*
Meanwhile, please enjoy what's left of autumn before Old Man Winter comes blowing in.