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.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Fun in the Pool . . . . . . . .

Here she is, all finished and taking a dip in the pool.So I am happy she is done. I spent so much time on this doll and I honestly was beginning to lose interest. But she came out great. This might be my the only doll I ever cover with paper clay. I think the whole process was a great success, but it isn't the way I love making dolls. Here is to all you doll artists who use clay and such. I return your medium back to you.She is a pretty redhead. . . . . . .So back to making dolls my way. I already started with a top hat and we shall see what kind of doll will wear it. . . . . Maybe a man.

3 comments:

Sue said...

I know what you mean Nat about losing interest in something that you have been working on for a long time - this little gal shows that it is well worth persevering and completing though! Well done!

Abi said...

She's fabulous... I'm about to try a paper clay face over cloth... will be interesting to see how my experience turns out! Guess I'm ganna love it, or hate it! sounds like you're not a fan of clay?!

Sonia ;) said...

Absolutely stunning...I love the body shape and eyes..

Smiles,
Sonia ;)