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, May 12, 2009

Day Two. . . . . .

I added some cotton batting to smooth out the hip area. I also added a little bit of something to her chest, so we all know who SHE is
I am making 7 shoes in all for the doll. She is someone who has given herself lots of choices to consider.
The shoes are made from paper mache. I use a mold that I made to keep the shoes consistent. It is also faster. Not that this is speedy, but it will do. Almost have them all together. They will then get sanded and painted.
She has no head. . . . .but she does have her outfit on. No more nakedness to show. . . . . I love this pose. Even without a head you can tell she has a particular attitude about herself.


Prim's by Kim said...

OMG that is me!!! LOL looks just like my backside =D

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Nat...SHE is wonderful! TWO days...WOW!


Pattee said...

yep a real attitude!

Sue said...

Nat, the pose is fantastic! I love the bodies you create for your gals....so bodacious (and cool!)

Sonia ;) said...

That is awesome lady...I love the body stance so expressive.....As always Lady you Rock

Sonia ;)

HelenFern said...

OMG - she's built like me!! LOL Love her!