The Dream Spirit Beings were inspired by my love of the magic and belief of the Native American Dream Catchers. Each Dream Spirit Being is unique. All are created with hand gathered branches, sticks and treasures found in nature. Recycled fabrics, threads, yarns, real feathers, stones and beads are incorporated into these pieces.
Nesting: Second in the Dream Spirit Being series
This Spirit Being piece is the manifestation of watching birds in the wild nesting and protecting their young. Keeping with the eco-friendly theme, I used branches and other treasures found on my nature walks as well as paper clay, repurposed sari ribbon and hand painted cheese-cloth. Real mallard, pheasant and peacock feathers symbolize fertility, prosperity, and the air element. Semiprecious stones represent the earth element and each have healing properties. Fresh water pearls and Mother of Pearl represent the water element. My Spirit Dolls are a combination of old world mysteries, transformational healing and a touch of magic.
Using a wreath made of branches, i wove sticks and branches gathered on one of my hikes through nature onto the circle with sari ribbon and cord to create the base. The Spirit Beings' faces are hand sculpted with ecofriendly paper clay, textured with a lace pattern then painted in earth tone hues of bronze, copper and a hint of gold.
Adorning the larger face are dangling semiprecious stones, turquoise, moonstone, rose quartz, abalone and mother of pearl along with glass beads.
Mother of Pearl is said to awaken the primordial memory of your origin in the Universe. It stirs this memory in your thoughts, your feelings, and in every cell of your physical body. Mother of Pearl's energy symbolizes unconditional motherly love.
Rose Quartz is the stone of love in all forms. Unconditional love, romantic love, compassion and spiritual love.
Semi-precious turquoise is one of the oldest stones in the history of man. It is used by the Native Americans for protection and healing. It is used as a talisman for travelers. In the orient it is used for good fortune. Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December.
Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation.
Moonstone holds memories of past lives and moon magic.
This Spirit Being wears a dress of hand painted cheesecloth in colors of blue, cobalt, violet, purple and white.
A baby Spirit Being nestled in the cheesecloth was handsculpted with paper clay. The baby has a rhinestone bindi... perhaps a 3rd eye? And has moss surrounding it. Fresh water pearls and a mallard duck feather adorn this spirit.
Wire wrapped with glass beads, real mallard duck, pheasant and peacock feathers with moss, grass and twigs are places around the entire wreath. Feathers are perceived as gifts from the sky, the sea and the trees. Ducks represent prosperity, the water element and in China they are a symbol for a happy marriage. Pheasants represent fertility. Peacocks symbolize good fortune, protection, royalty, showing one’s true colors and abundance.
Three 9 inch gorgeous full peacock feathers dangle from the wreath. It is said that the Chinese Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin was the creator of the colorful peacock feathers. Her name means She Who Hears the Cries of the World. Legend has it that the cry of the Peacock is calling out to Kuan Yin to watch over and protect us. The Peacock is a reminder for us to show compassion, and our true colors.
In Greco-Roman mythology the Peacock tail has the "eyes" of the stars. In Hinduism, the Peacock is associated with Lakshmi who represents patience, kindness and luck.
This Dream Spirit work of art makes a unique Mother's Day, Beltane, or Wedding Gift. A lovely way to feng shui for abundance and protection. Hang in a sacred space, meditation room or acupuncture office.
Please note these Spirit Beings are fragile and are not for children to play with. Handle with love and care. Do not place outside or in direct sunlight. Keep away from pets. The colors in the photographs may slight vary from the original piece. Capturing the subtle hues is difficult.
Each Spirit Being Doll is unique. Charged with prayers, healing light and a touch of magic. Make a wish when they are placed in their new home.
Gift wrap included. USPS Priority mail with insurance. Packaged with care.
Made in the USA at the Planet Calamari Studio with love by jeanie mossa.
See more Art for the Bohemian Soul at the Planet Calamari Boutique.