One doll, 13 stories
What happens to the meaning of a doll when she "poses" with different things?
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See the poster I created that tells this doll's story Wounded Healer Poster for the Tennessee show
The Healing Doll Way
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January 15, 2019
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The Healing Doll Way
My year long training in becoming
a transformative healing artist
focusing on creating
art and healing dolls
starts January 15, 2019
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Kobe Healing Artist & Teacher
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Video of an art show at Robbin Art Gallery in Minnesota in 2010.
In the meantime check out an article written in Minnesota Women's Press Magazine - click on image
The Thread of Emotion
Barb Kobe's healing dolls transfer feelings from the inside to the outside.
by Norma Smith Olson
from the article
"She works with archetypes and concepts such as guardians, scapegoats, loving kindness, talismen and inner healers. She uses a process called visual journaling--first creating flat images with watercolor or collage to epict an emotion or a story, and then creating a three-dimensional doll or figure."
"I believe that making a figure--that you can hold in your hand--will mirror some aspects of yourself. It is really more powerful and transformative than making a flat drawing."
Artist, Teacher, Mentor, Coach
Guiding, modeling, mentoring and supporting women toward reconnecting with their intuition, bodies, emotions and wisdom using creative processes.
Come Home to Your Self
I teach how to make figurative, symbolic, meaningful sculptures and art that allow a woman to embrace, nurture, and connect with her feminine wholeness, wisdom and power.
Here's an interview from 2013 when I taught at Moontree Studios in Donaldson, Indiana.
Healing Doll Maker and Teacher
A true healing doll does not heal you; the doll simply reflects back to you your innate capacity to heal. She is a reflector, or a loving transparency.
A true healing teacher does not teach you; she does not see you as inherently separate from her. She simply reflects back your own inner knowing, and reminds you of the vastness of your being. She is a mirror, a signpost.
And love is the space in which all of this is possible; love heals, and we learn best in a loving field, no threat of failure, no punishment.
Inspired by adapted from Jeff Foster