2. Aug, 2022

The beginning of the Celtic Spirit Doll

The Celts made ancestor/deity spirit dolls that echoed the seasons so I am beginning on my mid winter solstice doll. I m using air dry clay for the head and I have spread it over an egg. It may be best to cover the egg with vaseline or plastic wrap before you begin. I didn't do this and had to break the egg at the end to get rid of the inside. I have marked on the clay the mid point (for the eyes then half way between there and the bottom for the end of the nose and then halfway below that again for the mouth position. I had never thought of dividing a doll head in the same way as a figurative portrait. I have just made light lines as guides for me to work to. I have also marked across the head in fiths to indicate the size of the eyes