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.
While I offer "The Arrival" Poetry Art Dolls as a Made to Order creation, this week I created one that is available now, done in soft earthy colors. Her colors are in burnt orange, terracotta, brown, sage green, and soft pinks. A brilliant deep turquoise butterfly sits on her torso, while small paper flowers and ribbons adorn her skirt.
She is accompanied with a copy of my original poem that inspired her creation.
took me all of my life to get to this moment...
moment of surety in my being
moment of reliance in my capabilities
moment of loving who I am.
It took me all of my life...
the feeling of inadequacy
the pressure of trying to measure up
the relenting voice that I had to do more to compensate.
It took me all of my life to get to this moment...
moment of relief
from the thoughts that I had to do for everyone else first
from the oppressive weight that I was responsible for others
responsibility for the gentle child that lived within.
It took me all of my life to arrive at this moment..
instead of being the muse for them, I became the muse for ME
ideas of inspiration into the many layers of my own soul
It took me
all of my life to arrive at this moment..
moment when I am the cheerleader for myself
carry an extraordinary pride of who I am and what I stand for
share all the parts of me without fear.
It took me all of my life...
All of my
life to arrive at this moment
heart and voice have connected and are able to speak a graceful truth...
Whenever you need to shake the blues or chase away the fears, "Happy Thoughts" brings a ray of sunshine to your spirit and helps to calm the soul. Sometimes we need that little reminder that we aren't alone in this big world. Our minds can get hyper focused on our fears, and soon those negative thoughts can run rampant. Left unchecked our fears can distract us so much that we miss the little miracles that surround us.
"Happy Thoughts" was created as a simple little boost of positive energy, a wee cheerleader of sorts, reminding us we are loved, we are supported, and we can achieve our dreams.
Everything about this little one just brings a smile to the face.
She is a wonderful spirit doll to carry with you, keep in your tote bag, on your desk, in your car, or near your bedside as a reminder that Everything will be Okay.
Penelope Pumpernickel, the social butterfly of her
community, hosts her early evening gathering of friends every day at 4pm. She
is detail oriented, creating a beautiful space for all of her friends who stop
by. She lays out sweet little crystal glasses filled with watermelon wine, tiny
squares of pumpernickel bread, and trays of sliced fruit. Bouquets of flowers
line the walkway to her porch, manned by the Dragonfly sisters who act as her
greeters when her quests arrive.They
lovingly pass out hugs and kisses to the Damselflies, Luna Moths, Dragonflies,
and entire Butterfly Kingdom who arrive promptly between 4 and 4:15.
Penelope knows ALL of the hot gossip in town, which is
usually focused on who is dating who and the latest bling that all of the
butterfly ladies are sporting. She does tend to get a bit tipsy as the evening
passes, so if you see a sparkly butterfly who seems to be floating and
fluttering through the air in a sporadic fashion, it’s most probably Penelope.
Penelope is a Handmade Cloth and Clay Art Doll Ornament, a
part of my Wisdom Keeper Art Doll Collection. She is hand stitched from a rich
green and fuchsia colored fabric and filled with a polyfil stuffing. Her face
is created from doll making clay and painted in an antiqued style with earthy
colors, then sealed with a satin finish. Her hair is made from long strands of
metallic thread and fiber ribbon and hangs down long under her head wrap that
matches her body fabric. A small gold colored butterfly charm is attached on
the front of her head wrap. An ivy green curly ribbon becomes her shoulder wrap
and is tied off on the side. Petite gold seed beads adorn the bottom of her
body. A pair of hot pink and gold butterfly wings is attached to her back,
highlighting the colors in her fabric.
She measures approximately 6 inches in height and 6 inches
in width. A fabric loop is sewn onto the back of her head wrap for display
It has been so so very long since I have posted here on my Wisdom Keeper blog, and I must change that, for certainly I have been creating them continually. This week as I was sitting and doing a little prayer, I wondered....are my wishes being heard?
And, then came the creation of "Celeste Starburst", an itty bitty Wish Keeper.
Celeste was created to be your wish keeper. Tell her all of
your wishes, big and small, and she will deliver them to the Universe. She
reminds you that you deserve the best in life and to never give up on your
dreams, for they are just a moment away.
We so often think of our goals and wishes within certain
parameters of what we “think” would be possible. When we do that, we begin to
put restrictions on our dreams. Our possibilities in life are bountiful, if we
allow them to be.
Celeste is available in my Indiemade shop here, where you can see more photos of her in her quest to find her forever home.