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For sale via Dollirium Gallery in Canada
Euphrosyne Petite SOLD
In Greek mythology, Euphrosyne was one of the Charites, known in English also as the "Three Graces". 
 She is also the Goddess of Joy or Mirth, a daughter of Zeus and Eurynome, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. The other two Charites are Thalia (Good Cheer) and Aglaea (Beauty or Splendor).
According to Greek mythology, the Charites were daughters of Zeus and the Oceanid Eurynome. The Greek poet Pindar states these goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and good will.
Usually the Graces attended the goddess of beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros and loved dancing around in a circle to Apollo's divine music, together with the Nymphs and the Muses.
Thalia Petite
In Greek mythology, Thalia was one of the three Graces or Charities with her sisters Aglaea and Euphrosyne. They were the daughters of Zeus and either the Oceanid Eurynome or Eunomia, goddess of good order and lawful conduct. Thalia was the goddess of festivity and rich banquets. The Greek word thalia is an adjective applied to banquets, meaning rich, plentiful, luxuriant and abundant.
For sale via Dollirium Gallery in Canada
 Polly the peace gypsy
For sale via Dollirium Gallery in Canada
(Named after my aunt)
Wild and free. Her hair is left down and is vibrant to reflect her personality. 
Polly offers words of wisdom to all whom will take the time to listen. 
She speaks of the old ways, the ancient path - the laws of nature.
Her words are those of peace.
Bare footed, but a touch of extravagance in her mind via painted toenails - 
Polly skips through the woodlands, she loves to feel the grass upon her skin.
(Named after my mum. The most wonderful, kind person I have ever known.)
Christine -  a hippie, living her life with a caring vibe.
All that she touches feels healed, calm and happy.
Christine is best friends with the peace gypsy Polly.
These two have interacted since young. Glastonbury is their home.
Her hair flows free, sometimes Christine gently ties it back with a wrap.
Her clothes are handmade from natural fibres.
Nature and its care remains close to her heart.
Christine and Polly often walk the Tor together, and sit for hours watching the sunset.
Polly calls Christine the Glastonbury dreamer - as her favourite song is by John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
Work In Progress Pictures of Polly, Christine and Mia.
 On sale at Dollirium Polly and Christine
Work in progress pictures of Polly, the peace gypsy
Breena - The little English Pixie
SOLD via Dollirium Gallery
Decoupaged butterfly 
Marlene for sale via Dollirium
Urban Marlene has turned from the materialistic life,
and is now enjoying the slower pace of English country life.
Marlene adores the smell of freshly picked flowers from her garden. You will often see her in the local village holding a bunch of flowers freshly picked that day ready to give to a passer by.
Some call her the white witch, as she makes lotions, sachets, and aromatic waters upon request.
Work In Progress - painting on fabric
Work In Progress - articulated hand

 Elsie of the Cottingley fairytale SOLD
Elsie Wright SOLD
The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins who lived in Cottingley, near Bradford in England. In 1917, when the first two photographs were taken, Elsie was 16 years old and Frances was 9. The pictures came to the attention of writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who used them to illustrate an article on fairies he had been commissioned to write for the Christmas 1920 edition of The Strand Magazine.

Conan Doyle's article in the December 1920 issue of The Strand contained two higher resolution prints of the 1917 photographs, and sold out within days of publication. To protect the girls' anonymity, Frances and Elsie were called Alice and Iris respectively, and the Wright family was referred to as the Carpenters.
Frances Griffiths of the Cottingley fairytale for Sale via Etsy
Frances and Elsie

Butterfly love Clay Doll
For sale via Etsy
Butterfly love spreads the words of transformation and strength that is within us all.
The silver butterfly on her neck, and her little silver wings represent steadfastness in change.
From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly doll emerges in her unfurling glory.
What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends.
Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chances of her environment and her body.

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature - she asks us to recognize the same.
Departed souls
Round the world, butterflies are seen as the departed souls of our ancestors.
The Greeks likened the butterfly’s constant flitting from flower to flower to the restlessness of the mind: constantly changing from subject to subject. Indeed, the Greek word for butterfly is ‘psyche’ from where we get our word ‘psychology’ – the study of the mind.
In the western world, the symbol of the butterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times. It is also symbolises a state of naturalness and purity.
 Idunn - Nordic goddess of apples SOLD (Self standing)
In Norse mythology, Iðunn is a goddess associated with apples and youth.
The Prose Edda relates that Loki was once forced by the jötunn Þjazi to lure Iðunn out of Asgard and into a wood, promising her interesting apples. Þjazi, in the form of an eagle, snatches Iðunn from the wood and takes her to his home. Iðunn's absence causes the gods to grow old and gray, and they realize that Loki is responsible for her disappearance. Loki promises to return her and, in the form of a falcon, finds her alone at Þjazi's home. He turns her into a nut and takes her back to Asgard. After Þjazi finds that Iðunn is gone, he turns into an eagle and furiously chases after Loki. The gods build a pyre in Asgard and, after a sudden stop by Loki, Þjazi's feathers catch fire, he falls, and the gods kill him.
Travelling art dolls via ADO
 All dolls are hand signed, and come with COA
The Venetian Doll
Donella rides in her fathers gondola listening to symphonic music of Antonio Vivaldi. She keeps herself amused by designing masks in the Renaissance style for the Carnival of Venice. However Donella is known more for her magical skills using Peridot. Her fathers gondola has Peridot stars embedded all over. Gold silk adorns the interior. 

Several sources say that in ancient times, cups or other vessels made of peridot were used in healing because medicinal liquids drunk from them were more effective. In 1502 in Venice, Kunz cited the manuscript which relates the ancient practice of using a piece of peridot upon which was carved an ass to assist a person with a skill or prophesy. On the other hand, the engraving of a totem or a vulture allowed the stone to have control over various demonic spirits as well as the winds.
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot has a very long written history. 
First articulated cloth and wire doll
'Our Lady's child'
Bluebell Doll
Wearing a muted blue muslin shirt, she gently sits beneath an old, gnarled tree surrounded by Bluebells.
(Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia) have been called by various names. It is widely known as Harebell. The Scottish Bluebell...Harebell. The name, Harebell, has its roots in magic. The name came from the fact that Scottish Bluebells are found growing in meadows frequented by hares. Some would argue, the name Harebell was given this flower due to the fact that witches were known to turn themselves into hares and hide among them.
Also known as Fairies' Thimbles. It is widely thought that fairies live among the flowers.

Heath bell is a name given to the Harebell because they are often found growing alongside heath in the wild.

A bit more ominous name given to this plant is, Dead Man's Bells. Rising from the belief that fairies cast spells on those who dare to trample on or pick the delicate blooms. 
Hobbycraft Demo in Croydon UK
 Jacqueline (Jax)
In Private Collection
Upcycled Doll - Made from an old tea towel and secondhand cushion filling.
Art Doll Quarterly Magazine
Ikkle Sue and Mia
For Sale via Dollirium
Ikkle Sue
A sweet, little SW London girl. She believes in fairies!!
A sweet SW London girl, still believing in magical wishes.
Miss Felicity Haversham - A cage doll WIP
TDP Doll - For sale Dollirium
A collaboration of artists via ADO
In Greek mythology, Selene (Greek'moon') is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun-god Helios, and of Eos, goddess of the dawn. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo. Both Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate, and all three were regarded as lunar goddesses, although only Selene was regarded as the personification of the moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.
 Painted cloth dolls using watercolor pencils
 Aglaea - Guardian Angel Doll
Aglaea or Aglaïa (Greek "splendor, brilliant, shining one") is the name of several figures in Greek mythology.
The youngest of the Charites, Aglaea was one of three daughters of Zeus and either the Oceanid Eurynome or Eunomia, goddess of good order and lawful conduct. Her two sisters were Euphrosyne, and Thalia. Together they were known as the Three Graces, or the Charites. Aglaea was also known as Kharis ("the Grace") and Kale ("Beauty").
Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment. She and her sisters attended Aphrodite, and Aglaea sometimes acted as messenger for the goddess of love.
Aglaea was married to Hephaestus after his divorce from Aphrodite, and by him became mother of Eucleia (“Good Repute”), Eupheme (“Acclaim”), Euthenia (“Prosperity”), and Philophrosyne (“Welcome”).
 Candy Floss Doll
 Amour Doll
Loves secret?
To emit love...
Dolly Pentreath
Dolly Pentreath, or Dorothy Pentreath was the last fluent, native speaker of the Cornish language, prior to its revival in 1904.
Cornish (Kernewek or Kernowek) is a Brythonic Celtic language historically spoken by the Cornish people. The language has undergone a revival in recent decades and is widely considered to be an important part of Cornish identity, culture and heritage. It is a recognised minority language of the United Kingdom.
Washer woman Monica
Monica puts on her best make-up to do her daily washing.
Her hair is tied back via a muslin headband, and away she goes!
Nothing gets her down!
Alice folk art doll
Alice can be hanging from the wall, a Christmas tree, anything you desire!
Her story is known to all.
Pattern Design
Original boudoir doll clothing pattern
 Marigold Doll
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Work in progress.

Ageing fabric for dolls

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Mia, Ikkle Sue and Alice
Polly Peace
Ikkle Sue and Alice
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 Window wall - Breena
 Mural wall of gallery
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