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Spirit Dolls by Jo Rockendorfer

 

One of the first Spirit dolls I made was on a vision quest (a time spent alone in meditation in nature) I made her by the light of the full moon.  I stitched her lovingly and cooed words of affection into her soft velvet body. She was my companion and through her I imagined a world of ancient Grandmothers sharing with me their wisdom.

Since then I have made many dolls Some are inspired by the magic of story and the archetypal characters that are imbued within those myths and legends. Others echo the exquisite beauty of the natural world. Often, they are accompanied by an emotive feature that comes alive through the process of crafting the doll.

I have the honour of listening to who they are and how they want to appear in this world and the joy of their creation.