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, June 5, 2009

Swimsuit Time

It is hot and summer is here in Alabama. Time to get the swimwear and pool ready! In honor of this I have challenged myself to try some new ways to make this next doll. She will be a bathing beauty. All my other dolls have been fully clothed, but since I might be the only one who would go swimming in a long sleeve shirt and long pants, I have to figure out a way to show some flesh.I am trying to work with paper clay to achieve the bare skin. I am not sure if I can pull this off, but I am willing to let you all watch my success or well . . . . . . .

I will either have lots of fun with her or she will drive me crazy. . . . . . .

4 comments:

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

She looks great so far. Is that going to be her hair color in the bottom of the pic?

Ann said...

love her so far!! I am really looking forward to seeing her progress into your vision. Your art is fabulous.

Sue said...

Nat, this is a departure for you! It will be fun to go along with you on this adventure!

Indigo said...

I think you will pull it off with flying colors. You seem to have the capacity to bring to life whatever you envision for your dolls. (Hugs)Indigo