Wednesday, October 25, 2017



Crone number 1 Years Ago I Collected African Trade Beads. I Have Quite a Few Left So Used Them Plus an Ancient Looking Bell and of Course Horsehair Taken From the Tail.

Sold. Thank you Sally!

I absolutely love creating my crone series. Through the years, I have collected a lot of unusual materials for my work and now I’m digging into the reserves and finding some great embellishments. I am showing 4 crones and gave a description under each one of the materials I have used. Here is her story, for those who missed the last post.


Winged woman of flight.. the all-mother of humanity.. wise soothsayer Goddess Or hag. Her eyes burn with the wisdom of antiquity.. Her voice murmurs a truth that cannot be heard by the unreceptive masses.. She has passed through the great change and she lives on to rewrite the burned chronicles of ..Her Story. She allows each wrinkle to act as voice to proclaim and reclaim her power.

~Cheryl Dolby~

Crone Number 2 Features a Beautiful Piece of Crystal and Very Old Pendant That Came From India (quite expensive as I recall)

Crone Number 3 I Used an Unusual Pendant on the Top of Her Head Which Shows An Egyptian with A Snake on Her Head. I Have No Memory of Where I Got This Piece. It Also Has Some Lettering That Spells Out D O F I. If Anyone Knows What it Stands for I Would Love To Find Out.

Sold. Thank you Sally!

Crone Number 4 Has An Interesting Pendant in Purple, Not Very Old But The Purple Beadwork On Her Head is Quite Old.

Hanger Included on Back

They are for sale for just $32. Remember, even though they look big as life on the screen, they are very small. Would look good in any special nook or altar of your home. Size is only 3" w x 6" high approx. but they pack a big punch!

If you are interested in purchasing. Pleased e-mail me and we can go from there. I take personal checks or Paypal.

Thanks so much for viewing.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017



Crone number 5.

Sold. Thank you Sally!

Sometimes good things come in small packages. I’m referring to my new series titled “Crones.” Maybe some of you know someone who is getting up there in age. Maybe you are climbing that ladder as well. The story I have written describing the way I feel about aging kind of tells it all. I started my new series with 5, all shown below. Each comes with printed story. I hope you enjoy and want to have one of these small treasure for yourself or a gift. They take up very little space and would look lovely adorning a special nook or altar in your home.

The Crone

Winged woman of flight...the all mother of humanity..wise southsayer..Goddess or hag..

Her eyes burn with the wisdom of antiguity..Her voice murmurs a truth that cannot be heard by the unreceptive masses.

She has passed through the great change and she lives on to rewrite the burned chronicles of Her story..

She allows each wrinkle to act as a voice to proclaim and reclaim her power…

Cheryl Dolby

Crone number 1. Crystal adorns crown. Also featured is smaller crystal at bottom. Hand sculpted clay and horsehair from tail of horse.

Sold. Thank you Beth! I had a feeling you'd like this one.

Crone number 2. It is hard to see color or glass bead on crown-it is a deep purple and contrasts nicely with the white hair and other purple embellishment.

Sold. Thank you Sally!

Crone number 3. This crone features an earring my friend Val created about 27 years ago! I lost the other one so found perfect spot for remainder. Also, great crystal on crown.

Sold. Thank you Tina! This works out well since now you have an art piece containing 2 artists works that you know!

Crone number 4. Worry bag attached came from some of the things I collected from Africa.

Sold. Thank you Shirley!

Crone number 5 (Also shown on header of this post) Beautiful antique shoe clip and turquoise.

Sold. Thank you Sally!

Each crone is 3” wide x approx 6” high-remember, they are small. They are priced at $32. each. I was surprised at how long they took to complete but very pleased with the ancient yet wise look on each hand sculpted face. I take Paypal, which usually includes all credit cards and personal checks. Please e-mail me and we can go from there.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017



3 Burning Bowls

I just finished 3 new burning bowls. For those of you who are not familiar with burning bowl ceremonies, Unity church has one every New Year's Eve. Members are asked to write down anything in their lives that they would like to alleviate-bad habits etc. All are placed in the bowl to be burned and thus disappear from your life forever. Or so we hope.

I decided to create individual burning bowls several years ago and they have always been a real hit. You can use them for your own personal ceremony and you don’t even have to wait for New Year’s Eve. When not in use, they can be used for incense or even burning a special candle.

Sometimes I name each one but decided it might be more fun for the recipient of each bowl to give a meaningful name. I’ve always said that things worth owning are worth naming.

Burning Bowl # 1 Front

Sold. Thank you Cindy!

Burning Bowl #1 Back

Burning Bowl # 2 Front

Burning Bowl #2 Back


Burning Bowl #3 Front

Burning Bowl # 3 Back

Sold. Thank you Shirley!

Stained Glass Base -Representive Of Each Bowl

Each bowl is approx 5” wide x 5” deep x 8” high and priced at $68. I have hand sculpted each one and fired in my kiln. If you are interested in any one of them, or more for gifts, please just e-mail me and we can go from there. I take paypal and personal checks.

Thank you for viewing.


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Freida Storage Vessel


Freida Storage/Art Vessel

For those of you who are new to my blog, Healing Woman, welcome! Also, a grand hello to those of you who are loyal followers. The summer had me involved in various garden projects and now I am finally back, with a brand new banner to boot.

I have been prolonging summer these early fall days. I just hate to see it go. Here are a few pictures of how my garden grew and the fabulous sunflower farm I visited.

Overlooking pool

Goddess Planter


Sunflower Farm I visited-Beaver Dam Farm-100 Year Old Farm Here In Virginia. There Were 30 Acres and 600 Thousand Sunflowers Planted!

I've Never Seen This Many Sunflowers In One Place and I Have Viewed Them All Over Europe!

Now more about my Freida vessel. I came upon a stash of cigar boxes years ago. It's just one of many unusual things that happens to me, and always confirms my clairvoyance. Here is the link in case any of you missed it. It's quite a story. A beautiful shaped box with picture of Mexico inside called to me and I added my Freida waxed image to the top. The image comes from a 6’ fall painting I created of her.

Freida Painting with Freida Sculpture on Left Hand Side

I had some antique needle point (No, I did not sew the needlepoint) with beautiful flowers, and since I know Freida loved flowers, I added it to inside. I left picture of Mexico as is since it goes so well.

Inside Of Vessel

Antique Rose Latch

Hope you like her. She is 8"x 10" x 2" and is priced at $65. I can ship immediately. Just contact me here and we can go from there. I take Paypal, or personal checks.

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