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.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Etsy Listing

This art doll was created in early 2008. I think while making this doll I started learning how seams and pleats could produce a fuller shape and also a form fitted shape to the clothing. I will be honest, I never sewed clothing before these dolls, but my mother has great knowledge about the artistry. Without her I would have gone no where as a doll artist because of frustration. She probably doesn't realize her great importance to my success. So I thank you Mother. You brought me into this world and through our relationship you have given me guidance and knowledge to help me succeed in finding my purpose and passion as an artist. It has been difficult Mother, but I love you.


Indigo said...

Sounds like your mother knew her craft of raising your as well. Beautiful sentiments! (Hugs)Indigo

Sue said...

Lovely post. My mom was
a huge influence on my life and was also artistically crafty. I miss her every day.


Sharon said...

That is such sweet post :)
You dolls are lovely,
Have a blessed day!

Barb said...

Sweet post,you amaze me on how creative you are...Barb