Author: Erika Cleveland

I’m a healing doll artist. I work with women at mid to late life transition who are tired of old identities and want to live into their truth. I teach doll making workshops and show my dolls. My jumping off point for inspiration is my own dreams and my own struggles fused with fantastical stories such as the Grimms fairy tales that my German mom read to me as a child. I live and work in Washington, DC. My business is Transformative Healing Dolls.

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland “Your Dog was Dead. You, Likewise, Were Almost Dead.” Response Another Day By Channie Greenberg Inspiration piece Minute upon minute, the days creep. It is not so much that looking …

 

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland “Things Weighing on My Mind” Inspiration piece The Weighty Decades of Yehudis Blau By Channie Greenberg Response Yehudis sighed as she pulled at her cuticle. When she was a …

 

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland “Night Vision” Goauche and watercolor crayon in handmade book Inspiration piece Fecundity By Channie Greenberg Response Amal, Carrie, Gertrude, Hilary, Joanne, Linda, Maribelle, Princess, and Suzanne became gravid at the …

 

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland “A Select Group of La Casa Nostra Wives Had Aspired to Take Down ISIS” Goauche and watercolor crayon in handmade book Response Do Good or Feel Good By Channie …

 

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland “No More Pink Sea Cucumbers or Frilled Sharks, Please” Goauche and pencil in altered book Response Owmapow and the Unsolicited Request By Channie Greenberg Inspiration piece Dr. Own Brownstone: I’ve read …

 

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland “Unlikely Partners” Gouache and pencil drawing in altered book Inspiration piece The Bearded Lady and the Garbage Truck Driver By Channie Greenberg Response Aya sighed as she pulled up yet …

 

Erika Cleveland and Amy Souza

Erika Cleveland and Amy Souza

Erika Cleveland Drawing/collage Response The Yolk of an Egg By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Text from A Dictionary of Psychology Applied generally, the experience of pleasure is entirely different from the real condition No human can avert what …