October 2015 Featured Fellow Artist
Explorations into Primitive dolls, Spirit Dolls, and Goddess Dolls all manifest her love of nature, movement and her strong connection to the creative power of life itself.
She continues to serve as a mentor and source of inspiration in my life and art and I am honored to share a little of her spirit with you. What follows is a love letter which offers a fascinating glimpse into her unique universe from Robin to you.
"If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us."
Daisaku Ikeda, Peacebuilder
"I have always felt out of step, literally stumbling through my life. I've never fit in and because of that I've found solace in places many dare not tread. My grandma, mom, sister and myself all have special gifts we were born with. The true aspect manifests for me in how we utilize these gifts and express these treasures."
"At a very young age I loved the art of dance and music. I spent endless hours in the woods, spinning & twirling to the grace of the wind in the trees and the feel of moist rich grass between my toes. Because I'm a square peg in a round hole, I created a world all my own.
Since age 3, I have always known that there was so much more to our lives that we don't gather, harvest or celebrate. Spaces in time and slips of elegance in our universe are hammered out of all of us at such a young age and can cause great suffering to the detriment of all.
Children are great and true friends to this world, they bring grace, tranquility and the joy of discovery. Because you see, it is all within us, not lounging on the outside but waiting deep within our atoms in our own internal universe."
"I began to dance at age four. I couldn't live without it. I could express treasures and discoveries I never dreamed. I think one small story will help explain my nature and tenacity to create through dance my will to live and the foundation for my life and creativity.
At age five in a dance recital, I found myself in the front line, my glorious coral tutu swirling in time with all the dancers. Then...I fell. As I hit the floor, it felt as if a sledge hammer knocked the wind out of me. Everything happened in a split second while at the same time in a slow motion cocoon. As I looked out in the audience, everyone was laughing uproariously.
Mortified, I began to run for the wings offstage. Suddenly I stopped as the deepest, most profound feeling came over me. I heard a voice within say to me, "If you do not go back and finish this dance it will be your loss, not theirs, and you will not learn a great lesson of healing that will guide you throughout your life.
Transfixed, I stopped & turned, running back to my spot on the stage and took up right where I left off, as if I had never stopped. This experience revealed my skill for survival and ignited a quest for continued self-discovery.
I took a dance class from a master once and I will never forget how the nature of the ingredients that exist in all life comes through, and flows through and, oftentimes, knocks hard on our door to get our attention.
Everyone is a great creator. One does not have to be a dancer, poet, painter etc. in order to be a creative person."
You can find more of Robin Alice's dolls and jewels at her Etsy store, Robin Alice Creations. Follow her art and inspiration on Pinterest. Become a fan on facebook and drink in more of her process on her wonderful blog.