~~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés~~
I don't pretend to know much about ancient traditions, but they resonate with me and I allow spirit to guide me, making dolls makes me feel good, as simple as that...they make me bloom (using the words of Dr. Estess) When people ask me why do I make art dolls...my answer is always the same...because they keep me sane and fill my soul with gratitude and peace!
I am sure my dolls serve mainly as decoration to some of my collectors, but for others they are symbolic of magic and good will, a kind of good luck talisman...quite simply, they are great helpers, little messengers of healing , like an image of an angel by your front door or besides your bed. I like to think each one of my little dolls finds its own way to your hands charged with good energy and full of creativity, they may serve as a focal point for meditation, as a reminder of intuition, a mandala or a Feng shui Remedy, my intention is to share with others a little miracle which is still working its magic on me.
What do I call them, people ask, to me, they are Spirit Dancers and Bohemian Art Dolls. They are Totem Fetishes, Numen Spirits or Fantasy Art Dolls, they are my interpretation of Manitou, they are Nature Spirits, that is what I call my little dolls a little mystery that keeps on giving me joy.
Bright Blessings everyone,