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.

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Cursalot I"

My next spooky doll head's name is "Cursalot I"I again used twistie paper for the hair. All the paper is cut and unwrapped. Some pieces I put a wire in the middle to create a tight curl, while others I just wrapped back around a dowel to create the curl.The pieces are folded in half and then I glue them to the head.
With a few pieces on the head I tacked the ends back into the head area to create a fullness.Added a few bangs to soften the face.She did end up with lots of hair, maybe on the big side for spooky.But I love her. She is the perfect
'Big Haired Southern Goth'


Stephanie said...

She looks so cool! Love the hair and her face.

Prancing Pixie Studio said...

Her hair is PERFECT....She is awesome...I love your work!
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