September 2015 Featured Fellow Artist
“Everything as it moves now and then, here and there, makes stops. A bird as it flies stops in one place to make its nest and in another place to rest from its flight. A man when he goes forth stops when he wills. So the god has stopped. The sun, which is so bright and beautiful is one place where he has stopped. The moon, the stars, the wind he has been with. The trees, the animals, are all where he has stopped, and the Indian thinks of these places and sends his prayers to reach where the god has stopped and to win health and blessing.” -
a Dakota chief, quoted in John Grim’s The Shaman
What follows is a short article she submitted for her featured post. I hope you enjoy getting to know Story as much as I did!
"My love of stories probably fuels my interest in sculpting faces more than doll bodies. Faces are so full of emotion, mystery, and dreams. I also love the challenge it takes to sculpt an interesting face. I am by no means a master at this, I’ve only just begun and I can see an amateur quality in my work. But the learning curve has been fulfilling in itself. I look back on photos of my very first attempts and chuckle a little, but I’m enjoying the journey of trying new techniques and adding new details."
"Doll-making can be so much more than a hobby. It is a deep ocean of expression, and, I think, an art unlike any other. By expressing my stories and my spirits through these dolls, I am ultimately letting my soul speak, which is empowering and healing beyond words, as well as being an intimate conversation with the universe."