Monday, June 7, 2010

Her year long journey has ended...

Well, I haven't posted in awhile....
I've been busy with SUMMER!
Lots going on here...
harvesting garden veggies,
putting in new garden beds,
going to 'Art Fest',
going to 'Art in the Garden',
playing tourist in my hometown,
taking tours of the King Ranch,
and much, much more!
It's been hot,
but summer is great!
best of all...
my art doll round robin is finished,
and my doll came home today.
I can not say enough, how much I have learned
and how much fun I have had in this last year.

So, Sani ( as she was when she left home),
 looked like this.

 Her pilgrimmage lasted one year plus
and she traveled a total of over
7800 miles
throughout the United States
and Canada.

Sani became Shimasani...
or Two Spirit.

She came home with many things
 acquired along the way!
She has a look that is,
 as one of the artist stated...
"a tribal shamanistic look",
and "ancient and earthy."

The artists gave her so many great things,
that all seem to go together so well.

The journal came back as I wanted and more!
I requested that it return
fat and overflowing
with every artists creative endeavors...
and it did indeed. :)

It's a good thing I had a leather strap
with a Tagua Nut button
for closure!  :)
This journal is a piece of art in itself.
It is full of wonderful drawings,
words, prayers,
quotes, poems,
photos, and more.
Here are some of the people Shimasani
encountered along the way.
and many others.

In my journal I had included some fragments
such as sari ribbon,
along with some milagros "miracle" charms,
for every artist to keep as a gift.
In return,
they added fragments of their own.
These fragments are inspiration
for another art doll.

So now it ends....
I am just amazed and thrilled at the results.

I want to thank...
Gail, in North Carolina, for inviting me into this project,
and for being a great project co-ordinator/leader/artist.
Thanks also goes to each of the other artists...
Barb in New York,
Mary Anne in Ontario, Canada,
Karma in SK, Canada,
Em in Washington,
Jeanne in Oregon,
and Robyn in California.

You are ALL amazing artists,
and I'm glad I've gotten to know
each of you.
You surely know how to....

Savor the Day!

Please visit
Art Doll Cool-aberration 2009 Project
for details on all of our dolls.


Bea said...

What a wonderful work of art you have there. She is certainly beautiful. It is a busy time of the year, isn't it? I could just sit and make TO DO lists and not get anything done! lol :)Bea

Kris Henderson said...

WOW!! She is fantastic! I love everything about her. She evolved into something so powerful looking!

La Dolce Vita said...

fun collaboration! glad you are enjoying summer!

Healing Woman said...

Your Sani doll came back looking like a true gypsy to me. I love her! The journal must be every bit as exciting. How many women were involved in the collaboration? They all seemed to make the art flow beautifully.

Amy Q said...

She looks great!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

She is beautiful Yvonne! I am so glad I was asked to be a part of this and got to play with Sani while she was here. Really wish I could see her now!!

Melissa said...

She is amazing! Everyone did such a wonderful job!

Whytefeather said...

Oh she turned out wonderful in her travels!! What a fun project to do with a small group of people. I've gotten to see several of them in this RR and they all have turned out so lovely! Great job, Ladies!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Simply stunning and I can feel her powerful radiance awesome words do not express my appreciation of this collaboration. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Clare Wassermann said...

Wow that was a great idea - but unlike all great ideas it REALLY paid off. I like the idea that this magic woman has travelled and put her spell on so many!