When I began this project I had no actual vision in mind, instead I set off to see if I would be able to create a bigger and posable doll. And as she took shape her spirit just started to jump out at me. I kept seeing pictures on the internet of a part beast, part woman, gentle, yet strong, nurturing and oh so protective. Flidais was determined to come to life before my eyes and its going to be hard to part with her too, because I have fallen so in love with her. From her captivating eyes all the way down to the laces in her shoes, no detail was left unnoticed. I’ve combined many of my talents to create her, from needle felting, wet felting, crocheting, knitting and even the photography, my creative mind just couldn’t stop when it came to her.
Flidais stands 16 inches tall, holding her I feel like a little girl again walking around with my new doll. I even had to take her to my son’s house to show them her in person, she’s just that impressive. As I was finishing her up I kept getting visions of her reading a book with her fox friend, so I decided to create a little book and a special little briefcase for her to carry it home in.
Flidais will come her with her beautiful shaw, a fox friend, her little briefcase and book. You will have so much fun placing her in your home in all of her different poses. Of course as with all of my art, she isn’t a toy, she is a collectible, one of kind work of masterpiece. She can be handled, but not played with.
I can’t begin to tell you how many hours I have spent on creating her, she started with a wire armature, then I began to sculpt her body and head. Her hair alone took hours and her face was redone at least three times before I finally felt it was perfect. Her dress is permanently attached to her, but her shawl can be removed and her hair can be untied and restyled slightly if you would like.
Unlike my other spirit dolls she does not have a bundle of herbs in her belly, with the wire armature it just made it too hard, and I wanted to focus on her outside appearance more than her spiritual aspects. However let me just say Flidais’ spirit will bring you joy, her face just draws you in and when you pose her she seems to come to life.
I found a wonderful article about the Goddess Flidais here, and I truly feel what is written is captured in this doll.