from the fluffy dolls my daughter made from yarn to the corn husk doll given to me by a neighbour;
from delicate porcelain dolls to larger-than-life dancing dolls used in street theatre;
from intricately crafted dolls with movable fingers to soft huggable figures.
Each doll has the capacity
to bring joy and to delight;
to transform and to heal;
to accompany and to listen;
to reveal and to hide.
Each doll has a story and a history - sometimes known only to the creator,
sometimes only to the doll's caretaker.
I love the simplicity of theses sunshine art dolls,
which use a simplified body form and stunning painted canvas.
I made a series of dolls called "The Inner Child"
which used a simplified body form as a canvas for inner exploration and healing.