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, October 25, 2009

Cursalot III

This is the third of the Cursalot dolls. This time I am making the full 24 inch version.I am again working in the 'Steampunk' theme and hoping to create a dark elegance to her.Her costume has been a bit difficult to come up with, but I came across a tutu skirt in a shop in New Orleans that this is inspired by.And since this doll is definitely female she is going to have some boobs.
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4 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Yay Boobs! I love how your dolls are so recognizable as "yours".

Sonia ;) said...

Nat....Im loving where ur going with her. I cant wait to see her finished....Of course all ur dolls are marvelous though.

xoxo

FairiesNest said...

She has attitude already, I love it!

Sue said...

Very cool Nat! Her hat finishes this piece off wonderfully!