A golden thread to remind us the sun

 

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Full Moon necklace

 

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Battersea Arts Centre, London UK

Last Tuesday 03 June 2014 at the D&D Why is funding the Arts better for everyone I shared my insight about the full moon.

We talked about the 700 dolls and the 700 full moons. How amazing is that when I conceived the project I had lived 700 full moons and I have only discovered this fact recently. It seems that another layer of the project is revealing itself and it is inspiring me at this moment to make full moon necklaces.

Kirsty noticed that there were more women than men in the room to talk about funding the Arts. The moon is the symbol of the feminine world.

I asked the question what does it mean the number of full moons we have lived? It seems nobody had any clue about it.

Kate and Dimity came to put hearts into the dolls and we made our short meditation ritual to feel our breath and heartbeats.

Some comments

‘Loose your dreams and you loose your mind’

‘It is very therapeutic’

‘I dedicate this moment to my mother who died of heart problems a year ago’

We made 8 dolls in total.

Li came to make her own full moon necklace and we found out that she has lived 455 full moons so far.

We make the necklaces with a golden thread to remind us of the sun.

We all talked about our experiences with the full moon.

Most of them include secret places.

Some stories and comments

‘Our bathroom has a beautiful angled window up to the sky. It feels very special to be bathed in moonlight, sitting quietly in the middle of the night with the rest of the house sleeping. We are doing some work on the house and have to lose this window. I will miss my quiet secret moonlight moments very much’

‘My mum do rituals every month to honour the full moon. My brother walks to the mountains every month to a beautiful secret place and just few friends know about it. They didn’t want to tell anybody otherwise people would go there and would damage the place’

‘Art is a secret place’

Yes It Is!

Thank you everyone!

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Making a full moon necklace

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Sleep quality and the moon

The 700 dolls project is magically related with the full moon in terms of numbers as much as in terms of sleep dreams.

I am amazed that recently scientists have done experiments to find out the relationship between the full moon and our sleep quality. A July 2013 study carried out at the University of Basel in Switzerland presented evidence that a lunar rhythm can modulate our sleep structure. They say: ‘The lunar cycle seems to influence human sleep, even when one does not ‘see’ the moon and is not aware of the actual moon phase.’

The moon and the dreams and the tides and the water and the emotions… all connected!

Isn’t that great!

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700 Full Moons Necklace

A golden thread to remind us the sun.

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The full moon was approaching my consciousness

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When we finished our workshop on 16th March in Brazil, we celebrated Sunday full moon gathering our dolls in a circle.

When I arrived home I spent a long time looking at and photographing the moon.

The full moon was approaching my consciousness at this moment.

Its connection with the project would be revealed to me a month later, which is written down in the post below.

Yes, I am amazed!

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Full moon March 2014 Brazil

( you can see post Bonecos Sonhos Coração on workshop page)

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700 Full Moons

I want to share something amazing I discovered around a month ago. You will read on this website that I ended up with the number 700 because I cut the zeros of 7 billion to make the task possible. What I discovered is that the morning I woke up with the project idea entirely in my head I had lived 700 full moons! Can you believe it?

On the workshop page you will see a post where I mention the full moon. When I posted it last March, it was a poetic fact. Now it seems to me that the full moon was slowly coming into play revealing its full poetic and magical world…

700 Full Moons… amazing!

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Full moon and the paintings inspired by the dolls

The moon was approaching me through my paintings as well, some of them it appears almost full, you can see them on the Paintings page.

I didn’t notice while I was painting them almost two years ago. You can see that when I cut the papers to make the full moons and place them over each other, they remind us my paintings inspired by the dolls.

It was all there. I can see now.

 

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The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London UK

On 15 April 2014 at the D&D about Competition and Collaboration, Maria, Susy, Tom and Marissa put hearts into 5 dolls and we finished them all.

Give me a heart! someone said and we started.

This was the first time the dolls were given the opportunity to speak their silence into the microphone. It was great!

Thank you all

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