Thursday, June 27, 2013

Goddess Doll

It has been a long time since I made a doll. When the call went out for an international goddess doll exchange in Needle Queen's group on the Milliande Art Community for Women Ning site. I decided to answer the call. While I am not an active member, I do enjoy the women there and occasionally join in on swaps mostly because I can have contact with women creating in other countries. 

Anyway, here is my first attempt a making a goddess doll. I opted to create my own pattern. Decided I didn't like the dolls that had the bottom come to a point. I did like the ones that had the arms and hands joined so it was easy to hang. The "crown" was made by Katie Teesdale, a delightful and highly talented young woman. Katie is an intern at ClaySpace which is where we met.  Katie created the piece to be a necklace, I thought, "Crown!" I cannot tell you how happy I was that my intended use worked especially since I forgot to plan for it. Where was my brain? My son, Nathaniel, thinks I need to keep her and make another one for the trade. I was touched. He is definitely becoming sweeter and kinder with age. Another goddess doll is definitely going to be made. It was good to just play and have fun!

Sorry I forgot! She is 11 inches tall.


  1. Thanks for the blog tag Karen! You are also a fabulous artist and I love it when people find awesome uses for my work. Your doll is absolutely beautiful!

    -Katie Teesdale

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    1. Thanks. I know all her flaws so this is appreciated. Hugs, Karen

  3. Karen - Your doll is wonderful! You definitely shine through in anything with faces that you create.

    1. Diane, This is such an interesting observation. I keep thinking I need to get better at faces. I also thought maybe the bright red lipstick was a mistake but I was channeling a 70 year old plus goddess I know. Your kindness is always appreciated. Hugs, Karen


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