Lyn Belisle has taught numerous Spirit Doll workshops and is excited to embark on this creative journey with you. She will show you how you can create your own cherished Spirit Doll from simple materials and heartfelt purpose in the manner of the figure-makers of every age and culture.
Since the dawn of history, humans have been drawn to small spirit figures that dance, protect, and charm. Most ancient dolls found in tombs were very simple creations, often made from such materials as clay, rags, wood, or bone. The manner in which these “spirit dolls” were placed leads anthropologists to believe that they were cherished possessions. If you are drawn to the personal meaning and connectedness of nature and spirit, you will enjoy participating in this fascinating workshop.
On this unique journey, she will guide you on a highly personal path of discovery as you bring together materials and meaning into one small being. You will be able to incorporate personal items that you yourself will collect from nature and from places that are special to you. Twigs, leaves, moss, feathers or any other natural materials that seem to attract you will become important art pieces for you own unique doll.
For fabric, think like a quilter and use scraps of old garments that have been worn and loved. Use old jewelry and ribbons that you’ve worn for adorning your Spirit Doll. Most importantly, Lyn will show you how you can set an intention for your Spirit Doll – will it be a wish for wisdom? Creativity? Self-awareness? As you construct you spirit doll, you will make artistic and intuitive choices that result in a cherished possession – your deeply individual and intrinsically beautiful Spirit Doll.
Don’t miss out on this self-nourishing and solely enriching workshop.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Lyn Belisle is a lifelong artist, educator and author from San Antonio, Texas, who has worked in an eclectic range of mixed-media arts and graphic design throughout her career. She became a self-proclaimed artist at the age of two. Lyn taught art in public schools for three decades and was a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year in 2000 for her art and technology program for at-risk students. She offers numerous popular mixed-media workshops at Lyn Belisle Studio in San Antonio which she founded in January of 2013. Her favorite media are earthenware, beeswax, paper and fiber, and she has recently began a new series of PhotoEncaustic collages, one of which won Best in Show at the 2015 Artists Who Teach exhibit.
She has authored two articles for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and a coloring book on the folk art of Mexico. Lyn has had six one-person gallery exhibits since 2011, and her work was recently accepted into the 2015 National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM and to the International Encaustic Artists National Juried Exhibition in San Luis Obispo, California. She is represented by La Vida Gallery in San Antonio and Dan Pfeiffer Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Artful Gathering is her very favorite summer hangout! Her Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include Story Within a Story, The Mystical Cat Shaman, Small Worlds, Artful Faces, The Magic of Spirit Dolls, and Mask, Robe and Rune (co-presented with Mixed Media artist Michelle Belto). www.lynbelisle.com