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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Cursalot II"

This doll head has inspired me to create a whole doll. I love the direction she moved me in.The tilted top hat and the elaborate collar were the perfect finishing touches.She came out very "steampunk" which I love and she has this subtle spookiness about her. Something is definitely lurking beneath. She just might surprise you with a bite on the neck . . . . . .


Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Cool concept and finish work!

Sue said...

Nat, she is marvelous and I am looking forward to you making a whole doll in this theme.