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, January 28, 2009

Walls

I am sick, my body is betraying me,
and this is how I feel about it all



I am blind
I am trapped in a house
With room after room
The walls are long
And the doors are secrets
My hands push as I move down the walls
Finally the wall opens up
And in my relief I rush forward
Only to slam into another wall
And now I hear
The door behind me close

7 comments:

Sue said...

Nat, hope you feel better soon!

hugs,

Sue

Indigo said...

Creative doesn't even begin to describe you...hope you feel better soon hon! (Hugs)Indigo

Barb said...

stay strong you are in my prayers....Barb

Sharon said...

Get well soon Nat!

Sharon

Toni Whitney said...

Hi Nat,
It's so nice to meet you, I saw you on my blog (thank you by the way), that makes me very happy. I will now be a follower of yours as you and your art intrigue me. I have been away from blogging as I just lost my Dad to cancer but am pulling myself back in. Your site is very inspiring to me, thank you! I also need one of your wonderful dolls so i am going to go etsy shopping!

Mr. Puggle said...

sorry to hear you are sick. your work is so amazing. you must have so much patients. amazing!

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xoxolin