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 19, 2009

Her Hair Has Been Growing. . . . . . . . .

It is as exciting as watching hair grow. . . . . . .I have been trying to grow my hair back out long from a very short cut. I really am at the point where I want to cut it all back off. Can't stand this mess that sits on my head now. . . . But this is not about me and my hair. . . . . . . .
This is the top of the head. After I work on the front and find the style, I sew from the bottom up and around back to the top. This way I get a layered look. This hair can be squished, but you can't cut it.
The head is pretty close to being finished. . . . . . . . She probably has the prettiest face I have made yet, but lets not share that with the other dolls.

3 comments:

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

Very pretty! Love seeing the progress on the hair.

Skellyton Art said...

She is Wonderful and So unique! I love your dolls!

Indigo said...

I'm totally loving this hairstyle. It's perfect for her. (Hugs)Indigo