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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

To Be Queen or Nothing.........................

Anne Boleyn could have been just another mistress of Henry VIII, but she wanted more. To be Queen or nothing else. An ultimatum that would change the world.

Be careful the heights you aspire to and be careful of the people who surround you.........

The kingdom that Anne reigned in was treacherous. No place for a Queen who could not give birth to a future king.

My main challenge for Anne Boleyn was in creating the correct head wear. Many portraits show Anne wearing a French Hood. I found this great tutorial on how to make one. This site was so instructional. I had to vary the design somewhat, but I am happy with the elegance that her French hoo
d has.

http://www.elizabethancostume.net/headwear/


Hope you will keep following Anne Boleyn's progress
as well as the rest of the ADO Team.
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3 comments:

Indigo said...

I'm intrigued by this story and seeing her take shape. (Hugs)Indigo

Sue said...

Her head-dress is looking great Nat!

pixiesinthehouse said...

She is absolutely Darling!
Great job so far...!!!