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 9, 2008

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

I wonder if bleeding while making dolls is a bad thing or acceptable as part of the process. Of course I have stuck plenty of needles into my fingers. Not so bad, but this does interrupt my work until the bleeding ceases or I find a bandage. What hurts more than forcing a needle into a finger is doing the opposite. I was putting something down and the back side of my wrist stuck into a T-pin. The T-pin probably went in 1/8" before I pulled back. The T-pin along with the doll arm it was stuck in was sticking out of my wrist. It doesn't do any good to look and think about this, the best thing is to react and pull the arm out and then use all the words available. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

ouch! glad to see you blogging away!