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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How Will They Dress?

Dressing the dolls is always such a turning point and usually where I make many wrong choices, and I only discover this after I make the mock up.

One doll was inspired by a picture a friend sent me of Morticia Adams. Remember her long black dress? The doll has to put forth a pulled together appearance and she still lives life and dresses up, but there is always a memory of some sort of love................With the long dress that falls to the floor I want to bring a feeling of being brought down by the emotion of the memory.

The other doll is a bit more angry in her torment so she gets to be dressed in mostly black. Must have some color, so blue is always good. The texture is both smooth and rough, dark and bright. This doll is figuring out that someone has played her for the fool............................but her love unfortunately rules.

Bald Armless Dolls need love...................


Sue said...

Nat, it is so interesting to read the thought behind your choices of costuming.

One reads and then says, "uh huh! right! I can see that!"

Now, what about hair? What are your thought processes
regarding wigging?



Veronique Chevalier (formerly Cyphyre) said...

It is so delightful to witness the birthing of your newest childcreations!