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.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Red is Where the Heart is Broken


These girls are coming along. One almost has all her hair. The boots are being made and Red has found its place in the pieces.

I was not sure if their expressions were going to tell the torment, but then I realized that this is what I did. I pretended with a sort of smile on my face. I never wanted to reveal that my heart was breaking................

What kind of fool was I?
Never Again..............?

10 comments:

Jenny said...

I love her!

Sonia said...

I fully understand the meaning, she is beautiful!

Sonia ;)

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

They are both wonderful!!! You can never judge a book by it's cover, thing may always not be how they appear to be:~) well done my friend they really are beautiful:)


HUGZ

Jacqui
XO

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

WOW, they are looking awesome!! I love the colors you picked the blacks, blues, and red. works well.

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great dolls! how do i get to see ''art dolls only''? am making puppets and dolls myself and would like to get in contact with people who share the interest :) i have a blog www.accidentallyonpurpose.eu if you'd like to see what i make

Valerie said...

Boy can I relate to that expression. I can't wait to see them finished. They are beautiful!

Kathryn said...

I love your dolls. Your time and effort is clearing shown in them.
Happy New Year and Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

the famous nemo said...

cool blog thanks for sharing

Hilary said...

These dolls are wonderful!

LINDA CARDINA said...

thank u for the nice compliment nat!! i love your dolls and their clothes are so awesome! i am now your follower too!;) linda