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.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Have Doll Face Elbow . . . . . .

Something about gripping a pencil in one hand and a doll head in the other makes my elbow ache. So I need a break. I drew the faces on 4 of the 6 today. I have the pieces to their hats forming in the molds. I need to put the hair on the dolls first so I will know how large an opening I will need for the hats. Pretty excited to get to work on these guys or girls. I never know what I am making until the end. . . . .Funny how at this stage they all seem to look alike, a little variation with the eye color and they all have a slightly different shaped face. The hair is where the individual personality of the doll reveals itself . . . .

6 comments:

Indigo said...

I love watching your dolls develope their personalities. (Hugs)Indigo

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Can't wait to see the finished results! Nice job!

Sue said...

It really is something to see their individual personalities emerge as your continue working on them!

Kerstin said...

Your dolls are so great!

greetings from germany
Kerstin

julie mitchell said...

Watching you work is great...these faces brought a smile to my face. I get an aching elbow when I stuff a lot of figures or a big one...I guess it's kind of like tennis elbow? And it gets worse when I play video games with my husband...

Pattee said...

I am so in love with your dolls Nat!
It's going to be fun to see how they evolve....

You use pencil to draw their faces... WOW!
Rest that elbow and have some green tea.
Pattee