About 20 years ago I made a doll named Little Roy. Made from old corduroy cut-offs, the appropriate name would of course be – Little Roy! I meant to sew his head onto his body, but for whatever reason I didn’t, instead using safety pin. This little bit of him, his loose head, became a quality of his helplessness. Along with a sense of naivety, a strange longing look in his button face, and the cuteness of his corduroy fingers; an icon was born. I took him to the grocery store, to show-and-tell parties, and eventually to picture day at the school where I used to teach. He received a website, we sold t-shirts, stickers were made, and soon Little Roy had tons of friends. I used to take him around and people would pose with him in photos. The best qualities in his friendship; he is incredibly trustworthy, he listens well, he loves to just hang out and be with you, and he’s really photogenic. He is adorned with the “Cloth of the King” and today in honor of 11.11.11 we celebrate the date that most resembles corduroy! Happy Corduroy Day and Happiness with Little Roy!!!
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Here’s Nancy Guppy in the arms of King Roy. Check out more pics from the Smoke Farm Arts Festival that took place Sat. August 16th, 2008 by clicking on this image.
This Saturday we went to a fun brunch. Little Roy met some cool, new folks. Check them out here.
Here’s Miles Rohan, the President and founder of the Corduroy Appreciation Club. This past 11/11/07 in Brooklyn, NY, Little Roy and I attended the auspicous meeting on that particular date since 11 is the number that closest resembles corduroy. It was a force to see all the lovely people in so much corduroy! Check out the pics at our flickr site and find out more about the Corduroy Appreciation Club at their site: Corduroyclub.com. Hail the Wale!
Last weekend I attended an art’s festival at Smoke Farm outside Arlington, WA. In honor of the Pataphysical New Year I brought Little Roy and photographed him with several new friends.
Check out the photos on our flickr page here: GreenPeaLand
As a school teacher I get this added benefit of school pictures. Over the years I have been bringing in Little Roy for his picture. For the last five years we have dressed up and gotten our portraits taken. This image will be on view at the Joe Bar Cafe in a group show. The show runs through Dec. 2006.
Little Roy is participating in a show all the way in the Netherlands! It’s his first big trip away from home. Read more about the exhibit here: Me and My Character. The show opens July 12th and runs through August 27th, 2006. In his dutch lesson, Little Roy learned to say, “Ik houd van u vrienden!”