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, June 27, 2009

She is Topless. . . . . Oh My. . . . . . .

Sorry for the peek, but I wanted to show the layer of paper clay that has been added. I first made a t-shirt of sorts to make a fabric layer and then I have put 2 layers of paper clay on.
I will then sand and paint. Then her bathing suit can be sewn together at the shoulders.I changed her blue eyes to green. One can do that these days with contacts. They are a beautiful "Sea Serpent Green".She is coming along slowly because of my J.O.B., won't say anymore, because I am blessed to have a job. . . . . . . . .

7 comments:

FairiesNest said...

I love that her eyes match her inner tube! :)

Sue said...

Nat, I really like the green eyes - they add so much life to her!

Sonia ;) said...

Yes, Thank goodness for JOB...Looks awesome..love green eyes..cuz I have them....

Hugs
Sonia xoxox

Barb said...

She's too cute....Barb

Abi said...

She's great! but then all your dolls are great. I like to see your WIPs.

julie mitchell said...

She is so much fun and beautifully constructed. What brand of paper clay do you use?
hug, hug

Nat said...

Thank you all so much. I used "Creative Paperclay" only choice I have at my stores.