Last weekend Tony and I sat in ceremony with the plants in the forest for 2 days and nights and when I came home I began to see and feel the spirit of the medicine dolls in a new way. I could see their eyes and that they wanted more of their faces to be seen. This was so exciting to me as I have been waiting for the time when this would come. It's as if the GrandMother dollmakers have taken me to different room in the apprenticeship!
The doll above is the EnchanterVervain. I loved her as soon as I created her but didn't realise how much until it came time to sell her. I found it very difficult and something didn't feel right and so I thought she must be a gift for a friend who needs her. Little did I know that on the weekend as I left the house to attend the ceremony she called to me to bring her too. And I'm so glad that I did. She told me that she is my doll and then she began to teach me a deeper level of connecting to spirit as I worked that would also stop me from feeling stressed and distracted when I was too busy. And then she began to show me her face. When I got home I made just a few touches with the felting needle - and there she was! This is the new way for me now. I look forward to sharing the faces of these new plant medicine women with you all.