Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gaia's Daughter #2

Hello dear friends.... I just wanted to share this very special Wisdom Doll I made for a very dear person, Diane. Diane is a person has dedicated her life to be of service to people in crisis. I became inspired to create this 'Gaia's Daughter' after our conversation about her visit with the Dali Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh and I came to the realization that Diane really walks her talk, and is living a life of service and devotion.

The inner structure of Gaia's Daughter is made with the beautiful 'Lacy Moss' (lichen), collected in nearby Monterey, supported by several sticks, one collected from the riverbed in Yosemite Valley, the other from a Coastal Cypress, complete with it's seed pockets. Her 'hair' is moss collected locally in Ben Lomond.

Her inner garments, including her 'cloak of many colors', are a fiber collage of many 'rescued' silks, designer fabrics, and yarns, representing the countless lives Diane has touched. And her cloak is a vintage crochet doily, symbolizing the gift of caring that is woven together throughout all time.

And now Gaia's Daughter's face.... this particular cabochon kept speaking to me, that she wanted to grace Diane's doll. I think, because it is sturdy, substantial, with an elegant gracefulness, all of which depict Diane. I especially like the timeless gaze, as though she is watching over us all through eternity.
And... Her BREASTPLATE: A breastplate is a device worn over the torso to protect it from injury, as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. A breastplate is sometimes worn by mythological beings as a distinctive item of clothing.

In this case, Gaia's Daughter's breastplate depicts the countless lives Diane has protected and touched, represented by five faces, cradled in Nature's womb of ferns. The symbolic meaning of fern is magic, fascination, confidence, shelter, discretion, reverie and a secret bond of love. And the spiritual meaning of Five draws our attention to the wonder of life, and beckons us to appreciate the perception of chaos all around us.

I just feel so honored that 'Gaia's Daughter #2' came to me to gift to Diane, to let her know she is seen, appreciated, and loved. She has really made a difference in the world.


  1. She's beautiful - so full of wisdom and caring. I'm sure your friend must be thrilled with her and that you created her with so much meaning. I especially love her breastplate!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog... and for the compliment.I am looking forward to giving her to Diane later this week. Thanks too, for the link to the pincushion/thread trash thingy!
      xoxo Chris

  2. Gaia's daughter is simply lovely! Enjoy your story of how her parts came to be and their meaning...hugs, Julierose

    1. Hi Julie... thanks for much for the compliment. She was such fun to create, and somewhat of a holy experience as well. You should get your Gaia's Daughter, hopefully, on Monday. Have a wonderful, creative Sunday,
      hugs, Chris


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