To understand the ghede, the voodoo spirits of death and fertility, it is necessary to have some understanding of voodoo itself. But that is not easy. It is a religion whose ancestors hail from the indigenous religions of West African peoples, born in their camaraderie as slaves in the Caribbean, and finding its way to […]Read more "Understanding Ghede"
I finally got an order from a very reputable Museum in New Orleans, which is a very big thing since I’m not from New Orleans and do not reside there! It’s been a lot of work to get my dolls accepted and mainstream but even if they never were, I love making them all the […]Read more "Some new dolls"
Before I answer any questions, I have some for you: What do you know about Voodoo? Where did you get that impression? Voodoo probably isn’t what you think it is. It might be easier to start with what Voodoo isn’t: Voodoo isn’t accurately portrayed in most movies, TV shows and books. Even some documentaries and […]Read more "Real Voodoo"
It has been an incredibly busy spring with Summer fast approaching, there have been tears, laughter, tragedy, surprises, and life it goes on. I have had to put the dolls on hold to leave Canada and visit my granddaughter who is having surgery in the states, and will be having surgery again in July so […]Read more "Get your Voodoo on"
Not just any sale, 40% off everything in the store until the 31st. 😁Read more "Did someone say sale?"
It is funny how many people still believe one version of something that they have read or seen instead of researching. Also it amazes me how I get turned down for shows quite often just based on the fact that I sell for Voodoo dolls. But what really astounds me the most are establishments, one […]Read more "Where to sell?"
My niece passed away suddenly 3 weeks ago and it was pretty traumatic for my sister. Unexpected, shocking, something I’ll not soon forget. I had made another doll for her from funky fabrics she picked out and hadn’t had a chance to give it to her. Afterwards I decided to post it and named her […]Read more "Turning sadness into art"