Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recipe for a Moon Goddess

First you need to start with an idea that has been floating around in the head for several weeks........

Then you take some pretty fabrics and see what works together........



Grab a whole mess of embellishments and beads...........



Blend the fabrics together with one of these for about an hour .........



Next take a few ugly matted wigs (found at the op shop for a bargain of $4 for the 3)



Decide which colour you want to use and add some of these



Make sure no one has run off with any ingredients you want to use



Add lots of the bottled stuff.......




Snip, glue, spray and curl all together until you have something that looks like this....



Add some of these combined.........



mix for about 20 minutes until you get...........



Add the beads to the fabric and throw in a few expletives (because a certain teenager wanted to fix her own skirt so helped herself to mum's needles and took the ONLY one thin enough for beading and then lost it!!! So mum was not happy because not all of the beads would go easily over the end of alternative needle and it took AGES to find ones that would go over)


Add some more beads and a few more expletives (not beacause of the slow going this time but because the lost beading needle was found at the bottom of mums foot!! Beading went a LOT quicker after needle was removed from foot and set to work where it should be!)




Add some paint and fine thread, cover entire surface with moon dust (gliter paint) .............



Add some moonstone chips...........



Allow to simmer and brew for 3 - 4 days and you will end up with........



A goddess inspired doll for my altar to represent Selene the Lunar Goddess




(to see more detail just click on each pic for enlargements :D )

18 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

I am wordless, Shelley ...

Elena said...

OMG SHELLEY! Ditto Simone except I can never shut up. This is amazing! And love the baby's wig!

moramargaritaster said...

Amazing!!You`re a great designer.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Shelley,
Oh wow, another great piece of art coming out of your studio!
You are soooo talented and creative!

I really don't know how you manage with so many kids to entertain, feed and clean after {you must be one very organised woman}
Well done,
Hugs,
Anna

BubzRugz said...

So clever..... you are producing some amazing projects Shelley - and with a busy household.....
Hugz

Crafty Chookie said...

What a wicked piece of art work..You are so divinely clever and talented.. :-) Smiles to you..
Michelle

Dawn said...

Oh Shelley...this is divine! This reminds me of my friend that I posted about earlier this week (wrote "Journaling by the Moonlight")- she calls herself the Moonlight Muse.

teresa said...

OMG Shelley.. she is just gorgeous. Her face is soooo beautiful. You really make such wickedly divine dolls (he he)... LOVED the baby in the wig pic! How long did she take you to make? xx

Lily said...

Wow, Shelley, your doll is amazing, I love her face, you are so talented!
Hugs,
Lily

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Shelley! Your moon goddess is gorgeous! Clever chook! :0) Isn't it amazing what happens when you take a few bits and bobs, toss in some imagination ... and perhaps a little bit of faerie magic! :0) Enjoy your new friend ... and the return of your prodical beading needle! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kim K. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog after the Graphics Fairy post. I'm looking forward to following your blog. You are so talented.

Sew Useful Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

She is absolutely stunning Shelley!!! Love her! You talented gal!!!

Hugs! Vikki xoxo :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

Most enchanting!

Sandra Evertson

Shashi Nayagam said...

She turned out magical. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Abi said...

She's amazing!!!!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your moon goddess and your altar. So much work and so much character.
Is that peach selenite on the right? Selenite is one of my favourite crystals.
Lee:)

Kerryanne English said...

Simply Gorgeous!!!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Healing Woman said...

Shelley, your Goddess doll is fabulous. I love how you brought your children into this post as well. I forgot about missing materials and your picture of the darling little one reminded me!