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.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Linda, My Beautiful Friend. . . . .

So much time has passed between us. Our lives are mysteries to each other.

You Linda were the first person who ever wanted to know me, to hang out with me. You made me feel and think and take chances. I g
ot to be young and crazy with you. You changed my life. The best part of every day was spent with you. This was true for so many years. Your absence from my life is felt so deeply.
Do you see what I have become? My life has meaning and I get to live the dream. I wonder if you know all those conversations we had about how I needed to live my life, did make a difference? You were hard on my easy life.

Linda, you made a difference. I love you, and I miss you terribly. . . . . . .


nat

4 comments:

Indigo said...

A heartfelt tribute to a beautiful spirit. (Hugs)Indigo

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nat what a beautiful Post! Have a beautiful weekend!
Cheers

julie mitchell said...

Nat,
This post made my heart fill and go out to you. It is a beautiful tribute to your friend...and a push to me to pay closer attention to the women in my life who have cheered me on and helped me move forward by believing in me and my dreams.
hug, hug, julie

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Oh my .....Tears.
blessings,Flora