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.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

He is a sitter

My new doll is inspired by a friend who likes to go and sit along Mobile Bay. Some days I am lucky enough to join him.If you notice, the legs are in two pieces. Makes it easier to pose and from past experience, much easier to stuff. The arms are my next decision. Not sure if he will lean or hold on to the knees or both.


MadameSamm said...

I can almost see him in my minds eye what he will look like. nice to see the stages.
Love those who inspires us..you inspire me.
madame samm

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Looking good so far!