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, February 26, 2009

Mean Older Brothers..........Got to Love Them


I had a Drowsey doll when I was very young. She had a string that you pulled and she would basically whine and complain. Now that I think about her she was an annoying brat, but back then, I loved her.

Well my mean older brothers would take her and torture her and terrorize me. They would push her face so far into her head it would get stuck and I am not sure what they did to her that made her not be able to talk, but she began talking way too fast. They did this to two separate Drowsy dolls! They were horrible and they both grew up to be engineers with daughters.

I
never had another girlie type doll again and I don't wear dresses and my best friend is a dog and....................well you already read the cheerleader story so you know I wanted to play football................................Now look at me, I make dolls who wear dresses.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Nat, I chuckled over your
Drowsy/maniacal brothers
post. Poor Drowsy with her
pushed in face (my sis did the same to my Drowsy and I remember how scarey/funny
she looked).

linda cardina said...

NAT!!!! i had that same doll!!! rem ..."i want another drink of water"....did yr say that??? LOL i loved that doll. wish i still had mine.

Indigo said...

I think we all had a drowsy doll. Strange enough we are also the ones looking outside the box today...Hmmm maybe we should thank the company. (Hugs)Indigo

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

You are so funny...nothing wrong with how you got through your childhood or who you are now! Good for you!
Laurie

Stepping off the edge said...

too funny! me too!! my favorite comment my father made to me, not too many years ago. He walked into my studio, laughed and said " Jeepers, its taken you 30(some) years- and NOW you decide to play with dolls!- well atleast they aren't being blown up anymore!" ***muah haa haa - little does he know...***