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Insight and Inspiration
Meinrad Craighead: Visionary artist. The image to the left is entitled "Feeding Crow Mother" and is by one of my inspirations, visionary artist Meinrad Craighead. I've never taken a class with her but ever since I first saw her work, I was blown away by it.
In preparation for my up-coming "Doll Making from the Inside Out" workshop, I've been giving a lot of thought to the idea of guides and guardians, as I will be leading participants in the creation of their own inner guardian dolls.
Over the years, I have looked to Meinrad Craighead as a source of my own inspiration. Her work is inspired by her visions and is incredibly rich with dense symbolism and meaning. There is a link on Facebook to a documentary video, "Praying with Images," about her life and work.
Craighead's images connect one to oneself, to spirit and to nature. They are like nothing else. She was a nun for a period of time and her work is imbued with spirituality and deep meaning.
I hope you take the time to visit her website.. I hope you are as inspired by her work as I am.
What I'm up to:
Tomorrow, September 18th, I start another week at the Torpedo Factory in Laurie Field's studio on the third floor.
And for two Saturdays in October, (October 18th and 25th, 10 am to 3 pm) I will be offering Doll-Making from the Inside Out at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
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I've been making dolls for about ten years now. I believe that dolls serve as representations and reminders of the best part of ourselves. I am excited to share with you here my learnings about new methods and techniques for doll making and healing. So glad you are here!