Friday, May 4, 2018

Terpsichore the Muse of Dance - OOAK Beaded Full Figure Folk Art Doll

Terpsichore the Muse of Dance OOAK Beaded Full Figure Folk Art Doll

The Muse of Dance 


The Change of Seasons, the eruption of Spring, inspired me to create a series of Wisdom Keepers that reflect the Nine Muses. Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, was the first that came to mind. She is often depicted seated with a lyre, accompanying the ballerinas with music. But, I don't think a Muse should be sitting on the sidelines.

Here I wanted her inspirational nature to be Dancing at the forefront. Her focused intent and quiet mind fully connected with the ecstasy of the Dance, where the soul is able to shut out all the background noise, this feeling of BEING the Dance is what I want portrayed. 

 

Terpsichore the Muse of Dance OOAK Beaded Full Figure Folk Art Doll Creating the Muse of Dance

It was important to me when creating, that these nine muses be reflective of vibrant and empowered feminine beings, that they love themselves...their bodies...their talents...
Here, Terpsichore was sewn in a free form full figure body, using a rich burnt orange and magenta batik fabric Her sacred womb was embellished with a beaded spiral of Rhodochrosite gemstone beads. She holds a gorgeous smokey glass faceted bead that is symbolic for Her Sun and Her Moon. 
You can learn more about her here on my website
The Muse of Dance OOAK Folk Art Doll
Terpsichore the Muse of Dance OOAK Beaded Full Figure Folk Art Doll