Monday, October 6, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ANCIENT Grandmothers, Baba Yaga, Crone faces!

Have you searched for a long time, looking for that perfect, wrinkled, aged, crinkled face that represents the years of experience and wisdom of our Ancient Grandmothers?

Well, my friend Judy was kind enough to send me several Apple Doll faces to use when making my 'Ancient' looking dolls. You can see one of my dolls using an apple doll face in the last picture here.

Inspired by their 'ancient creativity', I was able to make a mold to create these polymer faces! As with all my other faces, you'll find layer upon layer of glazes.... bits of aged, yellowish wrinkled skin, a tad of blush, and deeply etched furrows. Each face was finished with a translucent layer of Stewart Gill's Alchemy for an iridescent Shimmer.

Each face is approximately 2" long by 1.5" wide. There are no two alike!
ON SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP.Sweet Blessings, Chris

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blessed by the Goddesses!

Here are a few of the beauties that came to me this Weekend. Soon to be listed on Etsy.

This ancient Crone... turned out a bit blurry in the photo... but she is the keeper of much wisdom!

 I found some amazing vintage netting to adorn her grey locks... you can't quite make out her wisdom book and her sacred pouch.

 How do you like the character and image of her face... she seems to speak such wisdom!
 She is mounted on a beautiful wooden block made by a 98 year old man.
 Here is her Sacred pouch... perfect to stow away sacred stones, crystals, or charms.
 And here is her Wisdom book, all blank for you to jot your words of wisdom. Button is the Choku Rei Reiki symbol of oneness.
 and from the back...
 Again... sort of a blurry picture.  This is "Too Muchness"... I've yet to come to her 'real' name... but she represents all of us who have been labeled 'too much'.
 I love her raving red hair. She has a fabulous vintage netting cascading over her hair. Note the 'too much' layers of beaded necklace. Her breast plate depicts her sacred bosoms, and hieroglyphics of ancient lore.

 Many steamers of Sari Silks flow from her extended arms.

 She has such a wistful gaze... dreaming of possibilities!
 Closeup of her prayer stick. You can't quite make out the Selenite crystal energizing the prayer stick.
 And from the back, you can see the multi-fabric of her tunic.

 And here is the Ancient Crone.... her face is made from an Apple! (Apple dolls are a craft of the past..) I love her crinkles and wrinkles!
 Her necklace is strung beads with some sort of claw wrapped in Native American braid.
 A side view of her prayer staff and cascading feathered headdress.

 Another close up... her face looks so real!
 And from the back.  She is mounted on a thick chunk of driftwood collected near Klamath, CA.
I'd love to hear your feedback... what you liked, suggestion for names? Thanks so much,
Sweet Blessings, Chris
PS These will be soon listed on my Etsy site.