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Sea Spirit - Driftwood Spirit Doll - Mermaid by andromeda Sea Spirit - Driftwood Spirit Doll - Mermaid by andromeda
This is a spirit doll I just finished making. I have had this in the works for over a year, but never got around to finishing it till this weekend. I used strips of batik material, hand-spun recycled silk yarn, polymer clay, copper wire, shells, and all kind of gemstone beads. I am keeping her. I have always loved Mermaids, cus I am one. :) I hand burned all the designs into the wood, including the words "Sea Spirit:, and set the gemstones into the wood as well. My favorite part is the copper and bead head-dress I made her. I want one in human size for myself. Sea Spirit stands 14 inches tall. She is holding a staff which has lots of fun trinkets in it, including a Quartz Crystal point. Her tail is done in hand hammered copper which I put beads on in the color of the rainbow and Chakra. Her face is made with polymer clay. I added all of my favorite things, Gypsy, Hippie, and Native American aspects. On her left hip, there are two fish, one for each of my kids, on her right hip is one more fish, which represents a baby I lost during pregnancy, so all of my kids are represented :)
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Sea Spirit - Driftwood Spirit Doll - Mermaid by ~andromeda This piece was also suggested by x-xSpitFirex-x ( Suggested by mintyy and Featured by maytel )
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Jodi, this is a masterpiece. It touches me on so many levels, I really don't know what else to say. :omg:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

You are such a sweetheart Lilyas, thank you for all your wonderful compliments and love today! It really means a lot to me and has made my day! I am sending lots of love and positive thoughts to you, thank you so much!

 

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Lilyas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome indeed. :w00t: You made my day, too, sweetheart. Since this is a very personal piece I presume you will keep it. Otherwise I would consider buying it. :love:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Yes, she is lovingly displayed in my home. :) My story is wrapped up in her :) So I don't think I will ever part with her. But thank you so much for your sweet words!
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LemonLedZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! And I'm sorry to hear about your baby :cry:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you LemonLedZeppelin, I really appreciate your love and kindness with your comment.
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LemonLedZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That's okay :) :huggle:
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow how kewl is this!! I love it (her)!!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you KittyGalorr! I appreciate that! And glad you like her! :)
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Pinguicula Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
She is really beautifull. Thank you for this very inpirering spirit doll. Now i want to do my goddess in a kind of this style.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Pinquicula! I would love to see your Goddess when you make her! They are fun to make! Enjoy!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's so beautiful! :happybounce:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Nymla! :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Youre welcome fo shooo :)
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Faybird Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I love the colors and the details on the wood burning.  Very beautiful and unique.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Faybird! :) I am glad you like that part, it is the funnest part to do, the finishing details :)
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AeonFlora Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing :) so peaceful, it's almost deceiving :p
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you AeonFlora! :)
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AfterMoonrise Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very unique and fascinating!!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you AfterMoonrise! :)
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :heart: :sun:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Kirschenwasser! :)
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blessedarrow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is beautiful. So colorful! I wish the picture was bigger, so I could catch the details more nicely..
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you blessedarrow, if you click on a picture, it does open it up to a bigger size. (Just in case you already didn't know this). Even then, I know it is kind of hard to see the detail.
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Ask-TheWonderfulOCs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh it's so mysterious looking... :D Your really are creative to put a character into a piece of driftwood like that! That's really nice. :)
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for such a lovely compliment Ask-TheWonderfuOCs! :)
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cardcaptor-eternity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful!!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you cardcaptor-eternity! :)
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carnifex125 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
thats is quite the sotry behind this work of art. congrats on the DD
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you carniefex125! :)
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:icontheapprenhensivewrit:
She pictures peace and serenity; the colorful beads, shells and trinkets make up for a wonderful character.
It's fantastic! :clap: Congratz on the DD
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the lovely comment TheApprehensiveWrit! I really appreciate that!
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raevynvelcros Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She is absolutely breath-taking and beautiful. Mermaids are the best! I love them.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you raevynvelcros! I am glad you like her! :)
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY AWESOME!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ThePockyQueen! :)
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Your welcome!
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Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   General Artist
incredibly beautiful piece!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Obsidian-Eyes! Your name is beautiful!
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Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much!
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NekoWaity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
woooow is so amazing and pretty >w<
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much NekoWaity! :)
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druid-owl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so different, original and beautiful!
We featured it here:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much Druid-owl! I really appreciate that! :)
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mouse-must-die Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Amazing!
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you mouse-must-die! :)
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student
This is really cool. I feel like I could look at it for days and still discover something new about it! :heart:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for such a lovely compliment Diamond-Stud! I really appreciate that! :)
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Kimi-Sinopah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Artist
beautiful work :)
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