ANOMALIES

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Lately I have let my imagination run wild, and the result is a batch of otherworldly creatures.  Some seem to be from another planet, others might be found living under the bed.  But they all are peaceful and friendly and not a bit threatening.  Image

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NATIVE SPIRITS

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I grew up in New Mexico which gave me a love of the American Indian culture and art.  I am so drawn to the ruins and the relics of the Ancient Ones.  I imagine what it must have been like to live in those days, and can picture little Indian girls playing with dolls made of corn husks, bits of leather, and sticks.  These Spirit Dolls are inspired by the old style Kachinas and other Southwest Indian designs.

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Most of my Native Spirits do not represent a particular Kachina, but I made these to resemble the Corn Maiden Kachina.   Real Kachinas are carved from cottonwood roots.

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2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

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2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. People born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013 are cunning, intelligent and wise. They are intuitive and refined, good at business, and mediation.
My snakes are all hand made and are intended to be non-threatening. The round eyes indicate that they are not poisonous. Like all my other creatures, they are made with re-purposed decorator fabric, and are all one of a kind.

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JuJu Dolls

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JuJu dolls are a part of the New Orleans Voodoo tradition. They are meant to bring their owners good luck and protection from negativity. My dolls are all hand made with love, in the traditional way, containing Spanish moss in the stuffing and pine needles added somewhere on the doll. They are adorned with buttons, charms, trinkets, shell, beads and feathers.

I have included a pocket or purse on each doll for you to personalize bu tucking in a memento, wish, photo, lock of hair, nail clipping, or a snippet of a favorite garment.

 

These cats are considered especially lucky for gambling ventures

These cats are especially lucky for gambling ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit Birds

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Throughout history, birds have often been believed to be spiritual messengers, foretelling the future and bring omens regarding luck and love.  All my birds are made with love, and bring with them a message of good fortune, love, and peace.

Most of my birds are mythical beings, but you will often recognize an owl,  a chicken, crow, or dove among them as well.