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, April 28, 2009

"The Orange Floral Tie"

Now On Sale at my Etsy Shop.

This is one of my new "Floating Head" series.
She is titled "The Orange Floral Tie"

The piece stands 10" tall x 7" wide x 7" deep.

She has a needlesculpted face, her hair is made of dyed twine that has been twisted. I am always surprised with the hairstyles I can execute. It is scary to start cutting into a weave that has taken hours to sew in. But I really like
her asymmetrical style.

Please visit my Etsy shop and take a look.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5271522

6 comments:

Indigo said...

I never thought of having to cut the hair after it's been sewn on. I would be nervous as all get-out. (Hugs)Indigo

Sonia ;) said...

Girl that is so gorgeous....you always live up to the art you produce. I have a present for you at my blog...come on over...

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Primgrl1 said...

Boy Nat, I sure love her hair do. Very trendy, sporty and fun...fantastic job! :)

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

She's great. She looks so calm and confident in herself.

Sonia ;) said...

Nat....
No Thank you for the love of your craft, and the honesty behind the art...When I get my shop up and running...and make some sales I am buying one with no eyes. They are my favorites......You deserve that award....smile, Sonia;)

Caroline said...

I love the hair style you gave her, great job :)