By request of one of the owners of the Metamorphosis Healing Retreat and Midnight Garden Apothecary, two specially designed Lichcraft Poppets and two Dream Poppets are now available exclusively at her pagan/metaphysical store here in Eugene OR.
The two Lichcraft Poppets deserve a closer look, because they are both in a way departures from the dolls I’ve made so far.
This is my rendering of the Hindu goddess Kali. Her heart contents are bone, hibiscus, red sandalwood, and mace essential oil, her necklace is made from bone skulls and buffalo bone beads, and even her symbolic girly bits are made of bone.
Perhaps her most spectacular feature, though, is her hair of hand-painted mohair in shades of claret, gold, and burgundy, seen at right.
In contrast, here is my portrayal of the Roman goddess Diana.
I chose to interpret her attire in a modern light; this is what I could imagine her wearing today. Her heart contents are laurel, moonstone, jasmine, and fir essential oil, and her necklace is made from grey moonstone, seed pearls, white coral, and crystal. She wears a bear fetish, dagger charm, and crescent moon crown.
Here is a closeup of her hair, hand-painted mohair in shades of lavender, gray, lilac, and soft blue.
Making both of these dolls was an interesting experience for me, since I don’t have a lot of experience with either of these deities, yet They were both hanging over me as I worked to make sure I was getting it right. Diana was especially adamant that She be portrayed as the huntress She is.
To round out the selection, there are two new Dream Poppets: the Celtic god Aengus mac Og, with a fairy charm and cherry quartz bead, for dreams of romance, and the Romano-Celtic goddess Coventina, with a watering can charm and jade bead, for restful healing dreams:
Of course, all of these dolls are available only at the store, but it gives you a better picture of the range of dolls I can create–and I do quite happily take commissions!
For more detailed photographs, visit me on Flickr.
And if you’re in the Eugene area, be sure to pay a visit to the Metamorphosis Healing Retreat and Midnight Garden Apothecary! It’s a great little pagan shop specializing in artisan gifts, and there are oracles available on Wednesdays too!