Jun 17, 2008

Daughter of the Moon

Hello Everyone!

"Isn't she lovely... ?
"Isn't she wonderful... ?"

Kitten and I made goddesses over the weekend using Creative Paperclay, a bowl of water, and mineral powders for color as well as bits we used to make glyphs on the goddess form.
Here are a couple of photos of the project for you all to enjoy, hopefully.

Making the actual figure was and is easy. After Kitten popped the faces out from their molds (Kitten had actually done this earlier) we finished and then lightly dusted the faces with mineral powders, in our choice of color.

We rolled up a bit of Creative PaperClay, and then moistened and formed it in the shape of a -- gulp! -- coffin. It should have a larger "head" area and taper down, really, like a you know. Wetting the flat or back of the face, we then pressed the faces down into the depressions made with our index fingers in the clay. (There will or should be a smallish ridge just above the face, where the pad of the finger presses into the clay.)

Then, quickly, impressions can be made on the "body" or around the form, using all sorts of things. I used little crowns and a button with a horse's head. AND... if you look close, you will see what looks like a moonstone on mine, towards the bottom of the form. Actually it's a button! LOL!

So, my goddess then actually became Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Do you remember that poem, "Hiawatha" by Longfellow?
By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis....
From the full moon fell Nokomis
Fell the beautiful Nokomis...

Kitten is really into those miniatures! I thought mine was small but if you notice, my goddess (in the middle there) is quite big compared to Kitten's. Kitten's little goddess has a beautiful fiery face with a gentle beaming expression, and she told me her little figure reminds her of her grandmother. What is ironic is that Nokomis translates to "Grandmother". You just never know...

They were absolutely great fun to make and even now, Nokomis is in a special place awaiting more photo ops, I'm sure. It's not every day one falls to Earth!

Later this week, Wings and Things.

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