Back to Base

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

“Where on Earth have you been?” Sprite demanded “You haven’t been here since last month and I was getting worried.”

“I have been preparing a presentation for the OzeLive online conference next weekend” I said


“Also Australia is celebrating its first Gifted Awareness Week in March so I have been compiling a special edition of the Gifted Resources newsletter”
For details of the events of Gifted Awareness week


“Well you missed out on participating in the Hoagies Gifted February Blog Hop about Testing” Sprite said “Retweet said it was really excellent. You should go and read all the posts at           

“I thought maybe you were spending all your time with Sprite Doll and had forgotten about me”

“Actually” I said “I have been spending time with a whole set of dolls”.
I have made a set of six three foot tall dolls representing the profiles of gifted students in Neihart and Betts Revised Profiles of the Gifted and Talented. 

And I have created a new blog about the persona dolls at

Photos Jo Freitag

Photos Jo Freitag

For the set of persona dolls I had to make a second version of the Sprite doll.
None of the dolls in the set have faces so that they can represent the aspect of giftedness without also showing any racial or ethnic characteristics. The first version of Sprite had an embroidered face and she was not in the same scale as the other dolls in the set.

Photo Jo Freitag

Photo Jo Freitag

”Wow!” said Sprite.” A Doll of a Doll of Me! It is like multi dimensions or parallel universes or something.
I do like Sprite doll Number 1’s blue boots though. Could you give me a pair like that too, please?”

2 thoughts on “Back to Base

  1. Happy you made it back to Sprite’s Site! Thoroughly enjoyed listening to your presentation at OZeLIVe and think it’s brilliant how you are portraying Bett’s Learners with Personna Dolls. You have added a new dimension to Sprite and created a way to help parents understand Autonomous Learners. Thank you for all the wonderful and creative work that you do each and every day for gifted children and their parents. You are truly a ‘gifted resource’ for our whole community!

  2. Pingback: The year in review 2015 | Sprite's Site

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