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lived in Germany until the age of 12. She and her mother moved to the United States, she left her friends and language behind. Ute had to learn to speak English and adapt to a new world. As she thinks back at one of her fondness memories in Germany she things of Fastnacht. In Germany they did not have Halloween
but they did have Fastnacht, which happens in February. Instead of candy people
gave out food. Except for
Munich's Oktoberfest, it is the
one time of year when many normally staid Germans, Austrians and Swiss loosen
up and go a little crazy. Fastnacht
or Karneval is a "movable
feast" The last
Fastnacht she remembers she went as a cowgirl. Choosing to be a cowgirl is kind
of ironic; because she ended up moving to America; the heart of Cowgirl
a youngster Ute loved playing in the woods and pick up twigs, pine cones and
other things to make pretend animals. It is not surprising that her imagination
goes to the woodlands when creating. Her
signature work has been in the land of Trolls.
If anyone can make trolls endearing Ute can. She has a way of taking these broad features
that are attributed in trolls and hobgoblins and turn them into a household of
lovable creatures. As you can see for yourself. Sweet little Becka and her pet duckling makes you go ahhhh. Who can resist the "Mushroom Keeper" that takes her job of keeping mushrooms safe from harm.
Take a walk on the wild side with Ute! Let loose of the traditional and pretty. Check out this her newest class “Stanley”(Click Here) He is the old geezer of the family come to life. All Cloth with Inset eyes, create hands with opposable thumbs and much more. Stanley is guaranteed to put a “BIG” smile on
your face. Not only will you come away
with new tricks and techniques, but you’ll have a whole new outlook about