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 22, 2009

Where Are My Shoes?

Yes, I know she has no feet. Would it surprise you if I confessed to not making feet? I just put shoes on the end of the legs. "She don't need no stinking feet."She just needs all of her shoes. That is what I am working on. Painting colorful shoes. This point where I am almost finished, is some what bittersweet for me. This doll has put me in such a good place as I worked on her. A long hard day at the J.O.B. would end and I could let it all go by just working on her. She was just what I needed this past couple of weeks. . . . . . . . Much Love for her.


Sharon-NZ said...

Way to go you made me laugh out loud this morning, Love your dolls by the way and the hair is just awesome, purple is my fav colour

Kaerie Faerie said...

she is great, love her purple hair, can't wait to see all the shoes, and it is ok if she doesn't have feet, mine has no ears