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, March 2, 2009

All Tied Up

I made collars and ties for my doll heads. I think I might have three androgynous doll heads this time. We shall see. They have their black scalp caps and are ready for hair.

The hair will make all the difference in being able to tell Pat from Pat from Chris.

6 comments:

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Wow! The fellas are coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the hair styles.

I don't know about "skull caps" what is that about?

Lezlei

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Finally got to visit you etsy. I LOVE the hair on your dolls! Very unique!

Lezlei

Nat said...

What I call a skull cap is knit fabric made into a beret and stuffed with polyfill. I glue this to the head and it gives me something to sew my hair into. It also adds some volume to the hair. It is the black beret you see on these dolls.

Indigo said...

Love the collars on these three, as well as your explaination of the skull cap and what it is. (Hugs)Indigo

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Love the ties! These are going to be great! Guess no curvaceous bodies for these!

Tiddledeewinks said...

These are neat. I love handmade soft dolls. http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Tiddledeewinks