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, July 31, 2009

Ever Heard of a Six Headed Doll?

Just joking, don't plan on taking that trip.
I've really enjoyed making the small heads again. I am so happy with the softness the non sculpted nose has produced in my dolls. The photo above shows the heads before and after the needlesculpting and before they get stiffened.

Can you see why doll making makes me so happy? The evolution between the faceless and the expression is the journey that I love . . . . .

1 comment:

Pattee said...

Yes Nat,
I can see why you are having so much fun~
Your dolls are all to great. I don't have the patience to do what you do... It's polymer clay for me!