Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spirit Dolls

Magic, myth, devotion and Voodoo...those are some of the elements that go into the creation of one of my spirit dolls. I first start with a form made from any fabric or material that inspires me at the moment, and stuff it with herbs and cotton, and anoint with perfumed ritual oils. It is a very intuitive process as the spirit that will reside in the doll ultimately guides me in the creation of its vessel.

Many times my spirit dolls are beaded. The Beaded Goddess doll in the first photo below for example, was made from leather on one side and felt on the other, sewn using a blanket stitch and then the face was created from clay and painted. I then beaded the doll using its shape as my guide.

Below are a number of different kinds of Spirit Dolls I have made over the years. As you can see, there is more than one way to make them.


Beaded Goddess Spirit Doll   



Back view
Masa Spirit Doll

Close up of Masa Spirit Doll
Masa Spirit Doll

Spirit Doll    

Aromatherapy Spirit Doll

Spirit Dolls

Spirit Dolls
Mini Mambo Spirit Doll
Spirit Doll

1 comment:

Brown Shugr said...

How can I obtain one of those lovely spirit dolls. I've had a lot of bad fortune, and evil working done against me by jealous and spiteful people. I'm finally beginning to see a bit of good fortune around me, but Im not out of the woods yet.

I would like to have one of those spirit dolls as a companion to protect me where ever I go. It calls to me as the perfect companion to travel in my purse and in my car.

Regards
Cynthia
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