https://www.inthedollworld.com/creators.html In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, has a wonderful conversation with Ileana Hernadez-Carafas, mixed media doll artist.
Ileana talks about her journey from art teacher to doll creator and how her lack of funds to purchase a Santa doll led her to creating her own unique, and whimsical spirit dolls. We get to learn about some of the natural fibers she uses that are not only native to where she lives, but the properties that they inhabit that help to embody the wonderful spirit dolls that she creates. She has a passion for creating dolls that are affordable OOAK, because she remembers what it felt like not to be able to afford a doll she really wanted.
We also get to learn how she started creating the Flor de Mayo Spirit Doll for her aunt who is known throughout the world as a teacher and healer and is one of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Her aunt is also the founder of The Path, an organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of heirloom and heritage seeds.
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