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, October 6, 2009

"Cursalot I"

Maybe her name should be "Big Haired Southern Goth"I worked out something different with her collar. I like that it comes off more old world and somewhat regal.
I hope you all like the less than happy face my next few dolls will have. Just wanting to explore the "gloomy side".

1 comment:

littlebitwired said...

Hi Nat, your cursalot post was sent to me by a friend. I have no idea why I haven't come across your blog before. I wanted to let you know I love your work and that your twisted paper hair idea inspired the hair for my Elvis project. I wrote about it on my blog. Hope you like it! http://littlebitwired.blogspot.com/