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, August 12, 2009

Hair, My Favorite . . . . . .

These dolls are in many ways like sculptural portraits. The whole personality will be found above the shoulders. I love doing these small pieces I think because the impact is within the space of the head. I can do so much and leave the rest to your imagination.This dolls hair is made of eyelash yarn. Very messy stuff, but it comes in so many colors so I will deal with all the purple left over on the floor.This hair is made of cotton yarn. I have never used this before, but it should soak up the stiffener well since it is cotton. We shall see.To finish these dolls, they will get a collar and some sort of neck tie or scarf, and of course they are all getting hats . . . . . .

4 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Love it! Great color choice!

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

I love the hat! Can't wait to see the others finished.

Micki said...

I love the doll heads and the expressions are wonderful!
Micki

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

I love to watch your dolls transform! I like the cotton hair...it almost looks like mine! ;D