BERYL, Handmade OOAK Welsh Fairy Witch Art Doll
Bwbachod are HELPER Fairies
" Haia del, I'm here to HELP. Let's face it, you could use a bit of a boost. So, fine."
"One advantage of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." A. A. Milne
Beryl has my wee chocolate Yorkshire Terrier, Lulu to thank for her fine brown locks with natural silver highlights. The tresses are crowned with a handmade, locally sourced wool felt beret with a hand painted paper rose on the side.
She wears an extravagantly Fall coloured ruffle edged cape featuring luxurious gold mohair and space dyed wool yarns. Her seed bead iridescent dark green necklace has an antique brass sun pendant and an additional scrolled antique brass pendant at her throat.
Beryl's body is constructed using spring green wool melton and wood skeleton. Her skirt is natural white, locally sourced welsh sheep fleece. She has gorgeous brown hand painted resin eyes.
Her arms are laden with an abundance of gifts. As well as a lavish bouquet of hand painted paper roses interspersed with real welsh woodland moss set in a real terra cotta pot, she carries a woven basket with a handmade felt nest cradling her "for medicinal purposes only" bottle of her favourite spirit.
Beryl offers a large spotted egg* with a tiny duck** sitting astride, nestled in another hand felted nest. Both are dripping with intriguing symbolism...
*Egg can mean earth, fertility, resurrection, new life, unhatched potential. Wonderful things in store for you including good luck and opportunities for wealth.
** Duck symbolizes intuition and finding your flow. Create a sacred "nest" real or imagined, where you can soothe your soul, stargaze and watch for shooting stars. get ready for transition, appreciate your own resourcefulness and adaptability and keep an eye out for new opportunities. When you see them, move swiftly!
[Dated and signed by artist on a small wooden disk located on her back.]
Approx. 13" tall not including ribbon hanger.