Girl with Birds – a story re-made

The girl jumps on a bird's back and it carries her into the sky

doll on desk

The wooden doll I made sits on my desk. I like seeing her there while I work, quiet, watchful… stories start up from her…

Dolls stand for the self… The doll provides the best means for you to begin your story-making. Let her teach you…. All she needs is your full attention.

Horst Kornberger ‘The Power of Stories

The wooden doll inspired a little cardboard girl.


Then I couldn’t stop… cardboard and paint and pen are addictive it seems! Soon I had the whole cast and props of ‘The Nest’ – this time in technicolour

And we made the story again! Here are some scenes:



girl and birds