|Tatanui's inception - beadbacking cut to shape and peyote petals ready to attach.|
Plenty of my favorite colors and 24K beads and pearls to play with.
|At the end of the first night - her tatas look as big|
as her head and she gets her name.
|Tatanui's 3rd day - she sits next to a replica "Doll of the Vespi," Russian fertility doll. |
She has a 24K ruffle and heavy 24K border.
I persist by making art that consciously symbolizes and energizes my intentions. As I stitch each bead, I say a prayer. I see my intention coming to pass and I feel the emotions that I would feel in that moment. I see it, I savor it, and I save it in memory.
|Bodice has been filled in with vintage sequins and pearls,|
more gold. Peyote stitch sleeves begun.
|Up in Kokee - the head enlarged and a lovely face by Dottie Hoeschen |
added and temporarily bound with string until bezel is complete.
I can hear you thinking: "Is EVERYTHING symbolic to this woman?" And the short answer is... (wait for it) ... YES. Everything is symbolic when you operate on a symbolic level.
|Tatanui is done! Sitting on her checks and energizing my intentions.|
We are very near that goal - only 4 spots left. This doll was created using 5 basic stitches, all of which you can learn in this workshop. Now is your moment of power to sign up!