Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Creole Bayou Swamp Baby Honey Belle LeRoux

Meet the sweet Creole Bayou Swamp Baby Honey Belle LeRoux. She was born in the Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana, well known for its primitive beauty and exotic wildlife. It is said that the pirate, Jean Lafitte, roamed these wetlands and buried some of his treasure there. While many people live in fear of the mysterious and forbidden swamplands, Honey Belle spends her days lying in a hammock of Spanish moss that hangs from a gnarled cypress tree, gently swaying back and forth in the warm breeze. With the sweet smell of azaleas in the air and her guard dog Papa Gator in the murky waters below, Honey Belle LeRoux sleeps unfettered by the spooky sounds of owls, black bear, and Wookie, the Louisiana Bigfoot.

Honey Belle’s mother died in childbirth. Now, she is taken care of by the wise old woman of the swamp, Gran Ibo. Gran Ibo is the one who knows the magic and the medicine found within her little sisters who are the healing plants and herbs of the forest. She knows the power of the water. Through her, the roots, plants, herbs, and flowers of the swamp communicate to the Vodusi. Gran Ibo has swaddled Honey Belle in her baby blanket and bound her, Indian style, so she does not venture out of her hammock and hurt herself. She has carefully prepared a mojo bag for her swamp baby filled with special roots, plants, herbs, oils, resins, stones, and flowers, and tied it to her bundle to protect her from the dangers of the swamp.

Though Gran Ibo is the goddess of wisdom and patience, she is a hermit and lives in solitude away from prying eyes. Gran Ibo knows her swamp baby can’t live like this much longer. Soon, Honey Belle will be toddling about, getting into anything and everything. Gran Ibo looks for someone special to adopt her swamp babies and give them the love and social life they deserve. She promises many blessings to the person who chooses to take Honey Belle ot any of her children home. Will you adopt Honey Belle LeRoux or one of her siblings?

This Bayou Swamp Baby is an original design that came to me in a dream. She is made out of hand painted muslin, macrame cord, fabric, and Spanish moss. Her mojo bag contains authentic hoodoo ingredients for good luck and success, protection, and prosperity. It contains a secret Marie Laveau talisman for protection from accidents. She measures approximately 12.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide and smells fabulous.

Please note that the term "Bayou Swamp Baby" is copyrighted by me, which means it may not be used to describe anyone else's work. The original story that accompanies this listing is also protected by copyright. Please respect artist originality. Thank you!

This Creole Swamp baby Honey Belle LeRoux has been SOLD. There are many more Creole Swamp Baby orphans available for adoption...all you need to do is ask.

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