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.

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Growth. . . . . .

Just showing off how fast her hair grows. I really wish mine did. Suppose I could always sew hair onto my head too. . . . . The headless doll looming in the background, ever longing for it's head. . . . .This is the stuff that keeps me awake at night. . . . . .The noises that come from my studio. . . . . .She is looking good. . . . . . . .I think the hair stage is my favorite part. The personality of the doll really starts to form and it is definitely nice to love what is happening. I hate it when I make bad hair. . . . . . . . .

11 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

She's awesome-her hair looks great!

Sonia ;) said...

When did you make Bad hair? I havent seen diddly. Love the hair its so mesmerizing.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

moti said...

Hi, I find your dolls absolutely gorgeous!!!!!, I understand about passion in creation, so that´s in every one of your dolls, they have their own personality and that make them soooooo special, lovely work!!!!!
congratulations!!!

Eli

lyptis said...

This doll is awesome!

What an expression!

Sue said...

Wow....looking fabulous Nat!

Caroline said...

I love that color on her! ☺

Heidi said...

Hi Nat! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I love the purple hair on your new doll. It's very twisty! I will follow your blog so I can keep up with your new creations.

Joanna Thomas said...

Loving the progress! The hair looks wonderful!
xoxo

dollproject said...

Great color and great texture! I think hair is my favorite too :]...well I like the sculpting too...and the costuming..and the everything ;p.

Galina Nikolova said...

She is really georgeous!
Regards

julie mitchell said...

I used to hear noises from my studio when it was in the extra bedroom...I would often get up in the middle of the night when an idea would come to me seemingly while I was asleep. Now that I have a detached studio I kind of miss those night callings.