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.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

My New Threesome.........................


These three heads are the first of my floating head series. I've decided that I like having the eyes closed. I think the big wide eyed look would be too much for a head alone to carry, but who knows, now that I think about it, those big eyes could make a freaky looking head............but for these three, the eyes are closed. I am not going for freaky but rather serious and posed.

My idea for their dress is just a collar and a scarf. Very styled and modelesque...............................

4 comments:

Lezlei Ann Young said...

I like 'em! I really have to give paper clay a try! Can't wait to see them finished!

Lezlei

Sue said...

Nat, these are cool. What about hats? Will you be doing any with headpieces (I love the headpiece you did on Anne Boleyn)

Chicken Lips said...

Nat - these already look fantastic!

sandra mucciardi said...

can't wait to see these finished!! they're looking great..
thanks for your comment nat!!!!
xox
s