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Heart of Gold was inspired by a young cancer patient, Scott Kristopher Innes, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
“Scott's boundless and positive energy reflected on those around him, and as a result, good things continue to radiate from his spirit. His courageous spirit and kind smile showed me how one little heart of gold can continue to bring so much love, joy and comfort to others. It is my hope that this figure expresses the pure and honest affection between a child and those who love and care for him.”
...nurtured by your loving careCaring Child (lighter skin tone and hair color)$16.00Description
The Roses in my Garden™ collection of six children represents boys and girls of different ages and personalities. Titles of individual pieces signify universal attributes that we wish for all our children. Children can be grouped with other parent/child figures to create a unique family sculpture. Or individual children can be displayed in the Willow Tree Reliquary.
“Roses are a universal symbol of love. Like children, they require extra care, patience and hard work from the gardener. But when they bloom, their outstanding combination of intense fragrance, color and beautiful form is worth all the effort.”
Open books, open mindsLove of Learning$20.00Description
Open books, open mindsLove of Learning Memory Box$24.00Description
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Open books, open mindsLove of Learning Metal-edged Ornament$12.00Description
Small plaque ornaments trimmed with metal lace and adorned with a sprinkling of glitter. A sentiment is printed in elegant script on the back, so that both sides are lovely to view. For the holidays, but equally enjoyed as a birthday, graduation, confirmation, or anniversary gift … in celebration of any occasion.
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A lifelong love of learningWisdom$20.00Description
“I wanted her to be very quiet, contemplative, calming … to exude a quiet happiness, contentment from within. My mom is the inspiration for this piece. She was a teacher most of her life. And she continues to pursue many, varied interests through reading and learning. She always read to us while we were growing up — and encouraged us to read. Even now at 82, she is reading to others through Books on Tape. With her lifelong love of learning, she continues to open the world — to herself and others.”
You make the world a better placesomething special$27.00Description
“The gesture of something special is one of protection and caring for something precious... our children, our earth, our natural resources. I see it as a hopeful piece about possibilities… about every child, doing his or her share.
“The rock is etched with words and images. The puzzle pieces allude to how we are all inextricably linked together… they’re also symbols of children with autism. 'special' can mean many things—the special responsibility to care for our planet—and to nurture ALL our children to care for their future. 'Something' can be interpreted on many levels. The little sprout is an unknown. What’s it going to become? And the boy is a sprout too… what’s he going to become? He could represent hope for the future… This piece could be a symbol of newness and beginnings.
“For many years we’ve wanted to experiment with environmentally friendly packaging that wouldn’t increase breakage. We’re excited to try it with the packaging of something special. The inner shell is made from biodegradable paper pulp, so now both shell and box can be easily recycled”
Seek, explore, discover
“Quest was inspired by my son, who is currently immersed in the research and documentation of other cultures. The idea of the figure is to portray that time in someone’s life when he finds something that he is passionately interested in — and begins to pursue it, independently, with no parental prodding. He’s ‘into it’. It’s the love of learning for learning’s sake. Quest represents when a young person (or really, any age person) is motivated by his own interests and goals.
Quest could be a birthday gift or graduation gift, or a thank you gift to a teacher/mentor who may have sparked an interest in a young mind.”
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Submitted by Patty in Bristol, England, October 2016
A young friend from our parish recently began to study theology and preparing to become a catholic priest. Unfortunately, to do this he has had to move away from friends and family. As a leaving present our family gave him the little figure entitled "The Quest." We thought it was very appropriate for him, specially since he is doing this against the wishes of others.Read More >
Submitted by Lisa in Ilinois, August 2016
I have given an assortment of Willow figurines to many people in my life and have received some as well. I found "Free" with the bluebirds on the outspread arms was appropriate for my daughter when she left for college. I knew I wanted to give an angel to my son too, but didn't find an appropriate one until I found QUEST while searching the internet! I tracked one down at a nearby store. It has been wrapped up and packed for about 6 weeks and I will leave it on his desk after we move him into his dorm tomorrow, with a personal letter attached. It is bittersweet when young adults leave for school, but these figurines make it just a little easier reminding them of themselves and the hearts that are at home. I love giving these figures and I have received some as well. Their messages are sincere. Thank you, LisaRead More >
Submitted by Faye in Havelock, Ontario, February 2014
After the passing of my son who was 36 years old and died very suddenly from a blood clot in his leg in December, my sisters went out to look for a angel to give me in his memory, My son was a very big reader and had tons of books. My sister said she looked up on the shelf and there it was. She knew right away it would remind me of my son. I love it. Every day when I see him sitting on my shelf he reminds me very much so of my son. I am going out to buy for my youngest son, the boy heart of gold; the heart that he tried to save by doing CPR, and the little girl holding the house. The house will hold many memories-for my daughter the doll house he was building for his niece.Read More >
Submitted by Brenda in Victoria, Australia, June 2012
I saw the figures one day and purchased three; "Anniversary" representing my husband and myself, "Grandmother" representing myself and my granddaughter and "Grandfather" representing my husband and my grandson. I was minding my grandchildren one day and Liam (5) was standing at the figurines, pointing at and naming them. "Anniversary" he decided was Grandma and Pa, "Grandmother" was Mummy and Madison(3), "Grandfather" was he and Daddy. He then turned to me and said "Where is Uncle Dan?" I spent months searching for a figurine of a single male and couldn't find one. Tonight though, there he was; "Quest," which is a young man sitting on books, with a book in his hand and a book at his feet. How appropriate; my son is studying for a degree, so I laughed at the irony and bought it. "Uncle Dan" is now sitting with the rest of the TEAM. Liam will be pleased.Read More >
Submitted by James in Ireland, December 2011
My Mum gave me this today for Christmas. It is not usually the type of thing she would give me. I have just been offered a job in America and have decided to take it. I will be leaving Ireland to work in Maine looking after kids with mental health problems. This gift was so thoughtful and inspiring. It is something that I will always cherish and is symbolic of the Quest I am about to embark on in my new life. Thank You Mum I love you so much.Read More >
Submitted by Elaine in MI, August 2011
The first time I saw this figure I gasped because it so perfectly represents my son. He has a learning disability that seriously affected his social skills while growing up. Thus he often turned to books as solace for his loneliness. As a young adult he continues to struggle socially, but he is making progress. Still, he loves books and, like the figurine, always has several "going" at once. Our family joke is "Don't bother asking him what he wants for his birthday or Christmas because there is only one answer--books!"Read More >
Submitted by Carol in California, August 2011
I have two wonderful boys, and I saw the boy reading the book called "Quest." Since it was their first day of college today I finally gave it to them before they left this morning. We talked about the future, and the quest they were starting today. I hope they know that with this small gift to remind them, they will always be on a journey and to enjoy life, that they are the greatest gift God ever gave me!Read More >
- Name: Quest
- Materials: resin
- Measurements: 4"h
- Sentiment: Seek, explore, discover
- "Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents.",