Sunday, April 21, 2013

Difference

One of the things I strive for in the jewelry I create is to honor women from all sorts of different walks of life.  Different sizes and ethnicity, different life experiences.  Different expressions of beauty.
Art glass cabochon - image from Etsy digital art download
I love to work with faces.  I think they're the perfect focal for embroidery.  But recently I noticed that most of the faces available for purchase come in a very limited skin tone.  After some searching, I found some pretty digital download artwork on Etsy, with vintage postcard images of Latina women and Native American women.  But there's not much available on African American women that doesn't reflect a stereotyped veiwpoint.

So I contacted Linda from Linsart, who makes gorgeous polymer faces in all sorts of colors, reflecting lots of different races, time periods and ages.  
Linsart cabs.  These are large cabs, perfect for embroidering around as well as for doll faces.
Her polymer is always perfectly sealed and ready to embroider around.  And have such detailed expressions.  These pieces will be fabulous center pieces to a large necklace I have in mind, one that is a celebration of women's power.
Image: digital-web.com
The beauty of a woman
Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
Or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman
With passing years only grows!
- – - written by Teresa Mahieu

http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-a-womans-beauty/

 


2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Skylar, for mentioning my art doll faces. This is a wonderful blog, and I love the quote about the beauty of a woman ! So true. Best to you !
    Linda
    linsrt

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