Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Yvonne's doll, Shimasani, began life an armless stuffed torso with a polymer clay head. During her 7800 mile journey, she gathered everything she needs to serve as Shaman in her tribe.

Shimasani in the beginning:

Shimisani now, at home in Texas:

Shimasani's journal:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shudayra at Home

Mary Anne's doll, Shudayra, began her adventure as an unadorned cloth doll with a soft sculpted face. During her visits to the other seven artists, she evolved into a highly embellished, wandering rune caster fated to return to her clan a spiritual leader.

Shudayra, in the beginning:

Shudayra completed:

Her pony:


Mary Anne made a 6"X4.5" stitched and embellished fabric-paper journal to accompany Shudayra on her journey:

The journal entries: