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.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Cursalot II"

With this doll I was really trying hard for spooky.I used white gauze for the skin instead of the tea dyed I usually glue on. I also anchored the thread for the mouth much lower on the head and now I have gotten rid of that happy grin, the happier dolls have.

Her hair is dyed crochet thread, tied into bundles and sewn onto the head.
I sew in a couple of bundles in a circular pattern to build up the back side of the head and so the fabric underneath will not show through.
"Cursalot II" still has to get a haircut. I am just not ready to do that yet.

6 comments:

Indigo said...

I'm loving her with the longer blue hair. Beautiful job! (Hugs)Indigo

Chicken Lips said...

Love the hair!

Leah Art Magic said...

I like that you have the eyes farther a part on this one. It looks great! The hair is wonderful too!

Nat said...

Thanks Leah, you just reminded me that I did that on purpose to see what the results would be. I like it too.

Pattee said...

Nat I love your dolls and I have left the Kreativ Blogger award for you on my blog!
Pattee

DooflinkyDolls said...

I love the hair treatments. Perfect for these faces. Very unique!
Joyce