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, February 23, 2009

Art Dolls Only

I belong to ADO which is an ever growing group of very talented and wonderfully creative artisans who share in the love of making Art Dolls.
Here are three such artist:

Colleen Downs

"Laura"




7 comments:

Mealy Monster Land said...

Look at all these great art dolls!
great pics Nat!

julie mitchell said...

Your dolls are wonderful...I can certainly relate you your statement that your dolls define you. Thank you for sharing...julie

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nat, great post! ADO Team is rocking!
Cheers!

Kimberly said...

You're amazing! Colleen doll is so expressive. I totally understand the 21dayblurrrr.

Kimberly said...

These dolls are simply wonderful!!!

Kimberly

LoopyBoopy said...

Such a delight to be part of this fantastic group!! Thanks so much for featuring my work on your wonderful blog Nat!!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.