I have been working hard on my craft since 2004, and I think I have a skill level that shows in my work. I am the do over queen and there are many heads without bodies to suggest that these mistakes drive me to the perfect end. The finished doll always seems to lead to the next doll, one is born out of another. This is why I love making dolls. It is the air I breathe and pretty much defines me. I am a doll maker.

This may sound strange but these bodiless heads and headless bodies speak to me. I have control over the parts and pieces individually, but the position involved in the connection is revealed at the moment the pieces touch one another for the first time. The head moves me to sew it in a certain pose, same with the hands and arms. The whole doll forms itself to be expressive according to its idea of itself.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am working on the base to this doll so I am almost finished. In the photo above you notice I have a bottle of fabric stiffener. This product is the best. It is thick and it stiffens better than other products. I use it on the head, hands and outfit. I applied it on the jacket while I was pulling it to the desired shape. It can take a few hours to dry but putting it in front of a fan will speed the process along. I have found that it can dry uneven and sometimes shining, not sure how to control this. I am hoping to be through with this doll and starting a new one on Monday.

1 comment:

the famous nemo said...

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