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Notes on Doll making
These notes are shared from an earlier post this fall.
So happy I can now report that my first doll commission has made it over the Atlantic and to England! My wonderful client, starting a new business, asked for a mini version of the Talisman doll I had named Rhea. She said: "she seems to be shedding the skin of an outworn life, an ourworn phase in her life that is ending gradually, dying gradually. Like moulting, like transmuting. As she sheds this skin, a new self emerges, naked and uncertain."
So incredible how the Rhea doll, which had symbolized opening to joy and transformation for me, also spoke so strongly to someone else. This image is of the Rhea in her studio. What happened was that after I made the first mini Rhea, I decided to make another one, Rhea II so that she could choose.
And over the last week or so, as the doll was making her way over the Atlantic to her new owner, I started to make a new doll, just in case something happened to her en route. Well, yesterday I heard that she made it. Yaaah. And so I changed what might have been Rhea III into a new doll, symbolizing the joy and bliss of creative abandon.
Here she is, ready to say hello.
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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!