RELEASE © is the first StoryCarving © in the PLAYGROUND © Collection.  Release is based on memories of helping my grandchildren climb the ladder and holding their hand as they began their first slide ride – but only after they LET GO OF WHATEVER WAS (or might still be) HOLDING THEM BACK – and that’s why I placed Good Little in a very hold-tight position.  Release was inspired by a 1952 photo of Dad and I on my first slide ride with Mom behind the lens.


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RELEASE stands 6″ x 7.5″ x 3″ and features …

  • 22 Handcrafted Good Woodley pieces, each hand painted & hand assembled.
  • A Standing Platform modeled from pieces of a red oak that fell in my backyard.
  • A Unique Display Base originally fabricated from vintage wooden shutter vanes and tacks.
  • A Good Woodley StoryCard with a Thank You card and a simple gift box.