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 8, 2009

"Roses?" and "Remembrance"


14 comments:

LoopyBoopy said...

Absolutely fabulous and inspiring!!

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

wonderful dolls Nat! hope helped to ease some pain.

Sonia said...

Nat they are awesome..Thank you for sharing with all of us. Shows great courage and strength to be open and honest about yourself. Very Inspiring..

Smiles

Sonia;)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nat, great job! They came out great! whooohooooo

My Dear Darling said...

Those are awesome!! I'm sorry to hear you had to go through that.

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

My Dear Nat, What a wonderful way you have chosen to express your pain. Your dolls give pleasure to many, healing you all the while. Ever wonder how many broken hearts you have helped to heal? Many I'm betting!
Also, agreed ...What a FREAK!

The_Frustrated_Writer said...

Absolutely wonderful, Nat. Thanks for sharing them, I've never seen such fabulous dolls!

Jackie said...

These are unusually unusual! Great job!

Free spirit said...

Beautiful work!!! Fabulous and inspiring.

Barb said...

You are very talented keep up the good work. Barb

tiffany madden said...

These dolls are very cool! Unique and beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my page...I look forward to sharing forms of inspiration.

=)

This simple Life said...

The faces on your dolls are just wonderful!

Chicken Lips said...

Ah, the healing power of art. The dolls are wonderful! I just noticed I forgot to put you under my links to favorite blogs...you're there now!

pixiesinthehouse said...

I guess we all have a time in our lives when our heart eventually gets broken...it's part of life and what makes us appreciate the good things. I when through a same situation which probably explains my desire for fantasy creatures and the sad eyes on my paintings...
I just LOVE your dolls and have actually bought(and watched)the Akira Blount dvd. Can't wait to try out her (and your) technique!