Thursday, March 3, 2011

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

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

    I love these dolls. I'm following your blog and look forward to seeing more.