WISDOM KEEPER ART DOLLS ~ The Symbolic and Spirit Filled Wisdom Keeper Art Doll Collection by Jeanne Fry. Here you will find the stories and symbolic meanings behind these Folk Art and Spirit Dolls, and the passion that inspires them. My creativity with my folk art dolls explores modalities in Cloth and Clay, Gourd and Clay, Painted Muslin, or All Clay sculptures.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Bea the Woodland Gnome and Chipmunk Keeper
Every woodland gnome in the forest has a particular job, a job that keeps the families together and the forest running smoothly. Bea spends her time as the Chipmunk Keeper. Now some may not think this is very important job, but to the contrary...it is a sacred job to the little animals that run in the forest.
Bea the Woodland Gnome
Bea watches over the chipmunks and helps them conceal the entrances to their burrow homes. She visits their homes each day, covering them with leaves and flowers creating their camouflage.
She loves to play with the little ones, who run and scamper so quickly, and she herself has learned the skill of swiftness in her movements.
Bea the Woodland Gnome, the Chipmunk Keeper by Jeanne Fry
"Bea" the Woodland Gnome is an art doll ornament created from felt and clay by Jeanne Fry. Her body is hand stitched of felt, wearing a deep brown skirt and light brown shoulder wrap. Her skirt and wrap are adorned with silk fabric leaves and a leaf garland runs down the side of her skirt. Her face is clay and painted with acrylics, with hand dyed wool roving that creates her hairdo. She wears a red cap with a flower and dried botanicals on the front. A leather loop is attached to her back to hang as an ornament. Bea measures 13 inches tall.