THE SQUIRREL - An original woodlands handmade art doll by Danita Art
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The forest is one of my most favorite places in the whole world. Walking on the woods on a quiet autumn afternoon as I enjoy the sounds the animals make, the crunch of dry leaves and the peace and quiet of nature brings a great joy to my heart.
That inspired me to create this series of art dolls, made from my own original patterns and using fabric that I dyed using organic dyes of my own making using 100% natural ingredients like avocado skins, walnuts and marigolds, because I wanted them to look as natural and nature inspired as possible.
Each body is filled and shaped by hand, then sewn into a body that holds a beautiful air dry clay face, painted with my melancholic and mysterious eyes that you know so well, with a unique personality that makes each of them a unique piece of soft, huggable art.
They are not toys intended for child play, but they can be handled with ease and you can even play gently with them as you pretend you are in the deep fairy forest, enjoying a wonderful day in company of your woodland friends. (I know you can, because that's what I just did while I was photographing them!)
They are eager to go to their forever homes and find a place to live among your favorite shelf, together with all the beautiful things you consider important and like to look at every day.
They made me very happy while I was making them, and I am sure they will make you very happy too when you pick one to go live in your home.