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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blue Hair

Growing blue hair this time.
Again I start with the eyelash yarn. I make several bundles that I sew into the skull cap.I keep sewing these bundles until I have a full head of hair. I think it was about 8 bundles.Then I cover the exposed face and neck with plastic wrap, and brush fabric stiffener onto the yarn.She is not looking so hot right now, but in a few hours the hair will be dry and I can fluff it out with a steam iron and cut and style this new doll's hair. And then she will be beautiful. . . . . . .


julie mitchell said...

Very cool....I think I'll try this...thank you for sharing...hug, hug

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Wonderful pic's!!!Thanks a bunch!!!