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 5, 2009

New on Etsy

The doll has a needlesculpted face and hands, a stuffed fabric body. I design and make the clothes, the hair and everything else to finish the doll. I create a sense of gesture through the tilt of the head, the position of the hands or by folds in the fabric. I enjoy keeping the eyes closed because this creates the feeling she is pretty content with being an art doll.

This doll is one of a series that developed a bustline, a real female figure to admire. She also has a basket skirt that is made of bent pieces of wood with round reed woven through.

This is a whimsical and joyous folk art doll that will be a great addition to any art collection. This is a OOAK piece. Created in 2008. She is signed and dated.

It is not a toy, it is a sculpture; NOT FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER. The doll does not have movable parts. The doll is approximately 21" tall x 9" wide x 5" deep.


Sue said...

Cool Nat! Isn't it fun to utilize other objects (like baskets/birdcages, etc) as the skirt! I love assemblage pieces.

Hope you are feeling better!


Barb said...

wow very cute....Barb

linda cardina said...

soooo cute nat!!! love her hair!!!

Gardens Of Utopia said...

Wow well done! Very creative

lyptis said...

Interesting doll, never seen a skirt like that!

And keeping the eyes closed is cool idea!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Nat she is magical!! I love her clothes and her closed eyes:)