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.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Watching Her Hair Grow





There is something very attractive about those bald heads my dolls always start off with. Maybe one day I will attempt a bald headed doll, but these girls are getting a wonderful head, full of a wine colored hair. One girl at a time. The other is forced to watch, probably feeling a bit tortured standing there with just her scalp cap. Soon my dear, soon.

7 comments:

Barb said...

Loved the photos....Barb

Indigo said...

You know there might be something to the bald heads sometime...I have several friends who went through chemotherapy and the whole aspect of losing their hair. Maybe you could make the bald dolls with a wig accessory. October is Cancer awareness month. It's just a thought. When I saw them without hari that's what they reminded me of. Christina one of the friends who is still struggling with that fight has the bluest eyes, I think that's what brought it to mind. (Hugs)Indigo

Sue said...

I think a bald head doll would be wonderful! Love the progession of pics of your wigging Nat.

Sue

pixiesinthehouse said...

I admire your technique for adding the hair to the stiffened head. Brilliant...just brilliant!

intergalacticrose said...

wow....very impressive!! i never thought of dolls as art before~ thank you.

Gardens Of Utopia said...

Very nice. I love your dolls. What a style you have

Kimberly said...

Fabulous work!