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 10, 2008

New and the Old

The heads I worked on have turned into actual dolls. I love them and they are still bald. I am taking photos, but because one is a Christmas present for an incredible friend I can not show them off yet.

I have posted photos along the side of some of the dolls I made from 2006 until recently. These dolls were well proportioned and I used some found birch tree limbs for the legs on most of these dolls. I did this as a solution to the fact that there was no way to make such dainty and fancy shoes and the legs presented a problem so my solution was organic and I think it works. Many of the elements in the skirts have an organic nature about them. I chose to keep the eyes closed because the dolls felt more inviting and serene. Click on the images to go to my etsy store.

These and all my dolls have taught me that successes come from one or more failures. The process has been very enlightening and I am living my dream.

2 comments:

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Wow woman, you have great dolls!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a little note. I need to give you a link!!

SANDRA MUCCIARDI said...

You must have a hard time letting go of these dolls when sold!!
They are just too cute!! Are there any that you've kept for yourself???