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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rosie in New Orleans

Rosie, myself and Allie took a trip to Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans.The cemeteries there are all above ground and they are referred to as 'Cities of the Dead'.I just love cemeteries. If Rosie and I could travel the world and visit just graveyards, we would be very happy.


LillySue said...

I could spend all day reading gravestones, trying to imagine who and what they all were!
The lettering and adornment is always interesting too.

Giovanna ♥ said...
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Giovanna ♥ said...

These are beautiful pictures!!
Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Visting old cemetaries and reading the headstones is a fascination of mine. So much history - the imagination can really run wild wondering about the souls buried there.

Great pics!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love reading headstones. The older the better.