Sunday, January 31, 2010
Art Doll India
On Thursday, when I was driving to my yoga class I suddenly got an idea for my next Art Doll. About a year ago my husband was sent to Bangalore India for three months. Well, for the last ten days that he was there I was fortunate enough to visit him in a place that always intrigued me.................... India, I couldn't believe I was there. It was one of the most powerful life experiences I have had and so good for my soul. It actually changed me as a person. One of the things that stood out to me was the contrast between the vibrant colors of silk fabrics on the women to the dusty roads they walked along, it was stunning. The filth next to such beauty amazed me. I believe the women in India decorate their country with the silks, bangles and gold that drape across their bodies each day. Every woman wore a vibrant colored silk Sari everyday and they all had hair down their backs with flowers intertwined. I found out that in India the longer a woman's hair is the longer their husbands will live. One of the things I brought back with me was a set of six china tea cups. I decided to take one of these tea cups and transform it into a woman from India. What better tea cup to use than the one I was drawn to while visiting this country. I was also drawn to the fabric's from the local vendors that lined the streets. There were a few I couldn't resist to bring home and I am so glad I did because I have used some to embellish my Indian Art Doll. The position of this one is something I saw a lot. There were several times each day that I would pass Temple's and they were always filled with people meditating and praying together. It was such a peaceful sight often accompanied by a soft chant from Monks in the distance. I will not only have Art Doll India in my shop but I will also have some Prints of her available. Maybe this image that was so good for my soul will also be good for someone elses.