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4/7/2010
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Mother Earth - Help Wanted

This multi-media doll was created for a challenge from Cloth, Paper, Scissor Magazine. The rules were to create a multi-media doll, no larger than 12 inch tall, 8 inch wide and 2 inch deep. I hope you enjoy my concept of Mother Earth - Help Wanted!

I also make Spirit Dolls and have joined a Goddess Dolls group.

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Mother Earth - Help Wanted

Inside Message:

Save the Earth
Re-use, Reduce, Recycle

Materials:

  • Brass wire
  • Copper wire
  • Cotton fabric
  • Fine silver sheet
  • Fine Silver wire
  • Florist Tape
  • Glass Beads
  • Glass Flower Wafers
  • Gold and silver foil
  • Pearl Cotton embroidery thread
  • Rayon embroidery thread
  • Silk Ribbon
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Vitreous enamel
  • Weeping Cheery Tree branch (from my garden)
  • Wool roving

Techniques:

  • Bead Embroidery
  • Cloth Yo-Yo
  • French Beaded Flowers
  • Hand and machine sewing
  • Hand cut/filed fine silver hands
  • Hand embroidery using Pearl Cotton
  • Machine embroidery
  • Needle Felting
  • Quilting by machine
  • Roll printed (with rice paper pattern) fine silver sheet for hand
  • Silk Ribbon Embroidery with ribbon I dyed myself
  • Software development of embroidery designs
  • Vitreous Enameling - reticulated foils technique

Meanings:

  • The 4 seasons
    • Spring - head
    • Fall - base
    • Winter - neck
    • Summer - arms
  • Her body and hair represent plants - brown roots and dirt, and green foliage
  • River - vital water we all need for life
  • Eternity Knot - her wish to always be here
  • North, East, South and West directions (ouside the Eternity Knot)
  • Rose Quartz hearts - both stand for love and self-love
  • Butterfly for long life and things of the air
  • Given the above, She includes:
    • Land, Sea and Air
    • Mineral, Vegtable, Animal