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.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What a Beautiful Face. . . . . . .

I am in love with this doll. She has such a soft face and I think it is because the nose has not been needlesculpted.
I think this was a great decision and might become a signature for my future dolls. . . . . . .Still much work to do on the shoes. I have to sew the arms on to body and then sew the head on, then do some finishing touches with a collar and the other stuff that will come to mind as she is talking to me.

6 comments:

Indigo said...

I agree about the nose. This one is definitely a softer version than the sewn one. I noticed you started using this type of nose with the darkn version of the dolls. (Hugs)Indigo

Kimberly said...

She's wonderful...can't wait to see her all 'dolled' up! Love the hair....have a great day, k

FairiesNest said...

She really is lovely and that hair is amazing!

Sonia ;) said...

Very beautiful...I want a hair like that..LOve it.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Joanna Thomas said...

The nose does look good! I like it that way and hope you leave it at least on this one. It give her a poignant expression.
THe hair is wonderful!
xoxo

Ann said...

SHE IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!