UPDATE GNOWEE HAS FOUND HER HOME.
Originally created for the Once Upon A Blythe Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia at the Auguste Clown Gallery. The theme for the show was Fairies and Folklore. Since the Gallery show was in Australia, I wanted to honor the continents indigenous peoples the Aborigines. They have a tradition deep in folklore and tales told during what is called Dream Time, one of these tales is of a woman called Gnowee.
The Sun Goddess of the Wotjobaluk Indigenous people of Southeast Australia.
The Tale of Gnowee
Gnowee lived on the earth at a time when the sky was dark and people used torches to see their way. One day while she was gathering yams, her baby son wandered away. With a huge torch, Gnowee set off in search of her son, but she could not find him. She continues to search, lighting the whole sky with her torch as she searches for her son. It is said that if she ever finds her son, the world would be plunged into eternal darkness.
CUSTOM DOLL DETAILS
Gnowee is an original Takara Blythe Heather Sky on an Authentic Pure Neemo S Flection Body.
She has been carefully airbrushed a golden brown complexion with a shimmering golden couture.
Her carving reflects her Aboriginal heritage and her face-up and body work were applied using Artists Chalk Pastels and Mica Powders. Her face and body are been adorned with traditional Aboriginal Dot Paintings.
She has a hand dyed soft Alpaca ombre reroot in a medium brown to a gradient coppery blonde.
~Gnowee's Custom Eyes
Front gaze: Almond Doll Hand painted in Earth and Sea.
Left gaze: Sabparos Realistic blues regular pupil.
Right gaze: Sabparos Realistic in blue shine with large pupil.
Her Lids have a subtle golden shimmer adorned with traditional Aboriginal Dots and accentuated with lush lashes.
She has sleep eyes and has gaze lift.
Her Jewelry Grade Amulet Pulls are of Tiger's Eye, a member of the quartz gemstones with a radiant golden to red-brown colour, with a silky luster. This is a powerful stone that aids with harmony and balance, and helps to release fear and anxiety.
Traditionally carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give courage, self confidence, and strength of will. Her beads consist of two styles of rich wooden hand carved beads, Golden filigree minis beads, Gold flecked glass and Smokey Quartz beads on brown satin ribbons.
She wears a buttery soft leather headdress adorned with delicate gold chains and leather straps. Her sarong is made of cotton fabric printed with a Dancing Spirit Aboriginal Pattern with a brown leather fringed belt. Her jewelry consists of golden arm bands, bracelets and an anklet.
CUSTOM DIORAMA LED STAND
Her stand is made of Birch Wood depicting the red rocks and bush lands of South East Australia. In hand is her torch which LED flames flicker and glow beneath a mystical metal halo. The battery operated LED lights have an On/Off button on the stand.
Gnowee comes with a signed adoption booklet detailing her story, work done and photos. She is for the adult collector only and is strictly an art doll. Due to her delicate finish she should always be handled with great care as to not damage her finish. Since she is a customized doll be aware that she is not factory perfect