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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hair Takes a Long Time to Grow. . . . .

Another beautiful bald headed doll. The pile of lavender fabric strips will be her hair. This will take me some time, since my work schedule is heavy, but if I can put an hour in everyday, I will make slow progress. . . . . .
Not sure if I want to put a vest on her. I am going to do one of my scarves which I love doing. We shall see what she wants once she has hair. The face is a very important phase of the doll, it reveals the emotion through the expression. This girl is wide eyed and cheerfully considering all her choices. What could be better than having so many shoes to choose from?

Shall we watch her hair grow?

3 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

Love her look of decision. You always capture great expression.

Cant wait to see the hair grow.

Smiles.
Sonia ;)

pixiesinthehouse said...

You are a real master at doll faces. The expression of her eyes is amazing and her cute nose...as always you are on your way to making another beautiful doll!

Joanna Thomas said...

The eyes are so expressive! I am looking forward to seeing her hair 'grow'!
xoxo