A Few Days in the Very Creative Life of Breyer Sculptor Kathleen Moody!


Sculptor Kathleen Moody possesses a restless creative spirit and when she isn't sculpting, drawing or concepting something fabulous for Breyer, she is expanding her artistic horizons in other ways! This year, Kathleen spent some of her Christmas holidays on a slightly larger project than her Breyer sculpts! With an intrepid crew consisting of her family and some friends, Kathleen's expertise in natural and realistic sculpting took a new form - a life-sized, plush donkey for a float in a Christmas parade in her hometown of Phoenix! Together, the group created a beautiful, realistic float depicting the Nativity. And of course, since no proper telling of the Nativity would be complete without the donkey who carried Mary to Bethlehem, they had to have a donkey for their float ... which is where Kathleen's expertise came in! So here is the pictorial story of Kathleen's beautiful and realistic life-size Nativity donkey!

Kathleen's beautiful donkey The Moody Family and friends on the float before before the parade. Kathleen is bundled up in the orange jacket


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Apparently there is no room in this Inn for Kathleen! The float on the parade route with the actors who played Mary, Joesph and the Inn Keeper on board.

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BreyerLover2222 Says:
06/23/2016 at 12:55 pm

That is just great!! A great float, and great that is is Christian!!!

AshleyMoody Says:
02/21/2016 at 4:25 pm

This article is sadly missing some of the most amazing parts of this donkey. I am Ashley, one of Kathleen's daughters. I remember when my mother was putting this donkey together and all of the hard work she put into it. This donkey is not only esthetically pleasing it is also functional. You cannot see it from this angle but on top of the donkey's back are a couple different levers. One moves the tail back and forth while the others moves the ears. So this donkey could move and project realism while traveling through the parade.

Mac070 Says:
03/11/2014 at 9:22 pm


I just love it

ponygal Says:
02/05/2014 at 1:37 pm

I think Kathleen is the best thing EVER to happen to Breyer! I came back to collecting after being away for many many years, because of her awesome sculptures! She rocks!!!!

Adair Graves Says:
02/04/2014 at 10:30 pm

Adorable donkey!

Beautiful little donkey, and I love the idea of a float with Mary riding him. Very unique. :)

Lady K Says:
02/03/2014 at 4:58 pm

What an exciting and fun proposal for an artist!

supercalifragilisticexpia Says:
02/02/2014 at 1:16 pm

Thank you for sharing! We love Kathleen's sculptures and enjoyed reading about her life with family & friends, too. Very nice float.

murph Says:
01/29/2014 at 5:19 pm

Nice to see a Christian float.

01/29/2014 at 4:15 pm


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