Go gently

Feeling the gentle spring breeze and sparkly sun on my face today prompted this elemental doll. “Go gently and take the time to pause and breathe in deeply”, she says 🌾🌷.

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needle felted elemental doll © Lisa Fam 2016

Healing Doll (Rose)

ROSE (2015)

Rose embodies the capacity that all women have for healing within themselves.

I created Rose for a friend who has recently had a hysterectomy. I asked my friend for her favourite healing colours and symbols. She chose pink, green the heart and flowers. Coincidentally these symbols are often associated with the feminine.

After such major surgery,  it is a time to be very gentle and nurturing with oneself  as the body and mind recover and the inner psychic and physical transition is made from fertility (the Mother) to menopause (the Maga).

I chose rose quartz (for the feminine, and unconditional love) to place inside the womb of the doll. The sacral area  is surrounded and filled with the healing colours of soft pink and gold in a heart shape, reminding my friend of the healing energy she can bring to this chakra, the seat of creative energies. Finally I made Rose a  Dharmachakra, for protection and guidance.

Rose (2015) – needle felted doll

Wool and  silk merino tops, embroidery thread, beads, flower, ribbon

16 x 10cm