Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Root Chakra Doll

The next of my spirit dolls I had a need I think my own root chakra needs some working on I had a wonderful time working with the strong reds and pinks

The Root Chakra governs issues around physical self-preservation. These issues include survival, security and safety, as well as primal erotic and procreational urges.

I used red coral to string from her hair and ended it with a cowrie shell a symbol of a fertile womb I also used a small red jelly plastic snake as a representative of the Goddess Kundalini. The doll shape is rounded and womanly full of fertile feminine promise. I used the symbol in the area of the womb to further accent this promise

The first chakra is actually the basis of both our masculine and feminine energy. It represents our masculine will and male sexual organs as well as the feminine energy of the Goddess Kundalini. Therefore, a man can learn to integrate his feminine power and a woman can learn to integrate her masculine power through the clearing and opening of this chakra.

The Root Chakra is about
  • Earth
  • survival
  • energy
  • being physically there and
  • feeling at home in situations.
The primary "right" is The Right To Be Here

When it is open, you feel
  1. grounded
  2. stable
  3. secure
  4. (mostly) trust toward people
  5. present in the here and now
  6. connected to your physical body
  7. you have sufficient territory.
When it is under-active (blocked chakras), you feel
  1. fearful
  2. nervous
  3. unwelcome
When it is over-active, you feel
  1. materialistic
  2. greedy
  3. obsessed with security
  4. resistant to change
The main emotion that blocks this is fear

I loved making this doll she is tactile and reassuring Next I think I will tackle the heart I need to do this one for a friend.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Having a bit of fun with the Doll Symbol!

Well a friend from my Sunday Art group made a comment about the little Indigo Spirit Doll I was working on and said I was making a Voodoo Doll So many people pricked up their ears and declared "I WANT ONE TOO!" So I decided to have a bit of fun! First came the T-shirt design! Then a little doll I decided to keep it simple but attractive So of course I had to use my own fabric! I named the doll The Generic Arsehole! (Aussie Spelling of course!" Then I added a label to attach to the doll to make it a Specific Arsehole! All in fun and good spirit of course I thought life can be so hard at times it may just be a therapeutic way to rid your anger and tension for an individual without getting yourself into any real trouble. So no bad language no fisty cuffs Just private inflicting of hoped for Karma. I have so many orders already I am going to be busy! Seems a lot of people out there need tension relief Of course one could just purchase it as a fancy pincushion (wink)

1st Spirit Doll

This little lady is my 1st creation in the spirit doll series she is designed around the concept of strengthening one's Chakras She is representative of the 3rd eye Chakra Indigo Hence her colouring I have added feathers to represent the influence of air and lapis lazuli crystals to enhance the third eye attributes. Next I think I'll work on a heart Chakra Doll

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Just as a footnote this ladies dolls are awesome!


Degree completed

I have finally finished my degree Yay!! I cant however say goodbye to my dolls so much of my lovely mother and father are tied up in this symbol I will continue making dolls on my trusty treadle However now I am doing some research and investigation into spirit dolls I think this may be the next leg of my journey. I have found so many wonderful artists working with these I am now itching to create some as well. Of course I will still draw as it has become an integral part of my process.
Here I have found some dolls I think are so exciting;

Sumner & Dene Gallery - Spirit Dolls Finding the Muse Voodou doll with raw silk, glass beads, found objects, semi-precious stones w/ an inner amulet to encourage and unblock creativity, stimulate inspiration and tenacity. 

This ladies work is amazing
Spirit Dolls 
    Published 2005 by Tiger Press ISBN: 0-9705538-4-6 Saddle-stitched booklet, 20 pages 38 full-color photographs, patterns, drawings $15.00

Author's Statement 
My first doll of this type was made for me by a dear friend in 1993, when I bought a brand new car. My friend told me the doll was a "New Car Protection Goddess." I was touched by this delightful and caring gift, and began making dolls in a similar shape for various friends and loved ones. When you make a spirit doll, whether for yourself or as a gift, the idea is to be mindful, perhaps even prayerful, of her purpose. As you sew her seams and embellish her with carefully chosen beads, you are imbuing her with vitality and strength for her intended mission. That's the real difference between a spirit doll and any other doll. Spirit dolls are the sweetest and most meaningful gifts I've ever given.
    Robin Atkins