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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Going Back In Time . . . . . . .

These two fellows will be dressed in their best. I really love making these hats, especially since I figured out how to make them. Figured it out all on my own. Granted I cut some pieces wrong, but I have ended up with a great hat. I would explain how I made these, but I did not take pictures of my progress. I will do this though on the next hat I make. . .
I have had these guys floating around in my head for a few days now. Inspired by steampunk and "Gangs of New York". Lets see if I can pull this off. . . . . .

2 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, they are so dandy looking! Would love to know how you make the hats!

Sonia ;) said...

Nat...
I would love to know how you made the hats...I love hats...would love to learn how ya did it..Looks wonderful sweetie...

Smiles,
Sonia ;)