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 14, 2009

"Winter Chills II"

2nd doll in the series. Love this hair.I again made a fabric tube, and sewed a seam down the middle. I put a pipe cleaner in both pockets and did an accordion fold and then twisted. Came out perfect.I would love to know your opinion on which you like best. The eyes on the dolls open or closed?
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6 comments:

FairiesNest said...

Hard to choose, but the eyes closed look so serene...and I LOVE that hair!

Abi said...

This is easy for me, I much prefer them open. Somehow, the guys and gals with their eyes closed, makes me desperately want to open them, but they are stuck!(pschotherapy field day)

Abi said...

Oops, I can't spell! Psychotherapy I mean!

Diane said...

I love your dolls all of them but for me I like the open ones best...Diane

MadameSamm said...

Hello I am a new follower and certainly will be dropping in often..I am adding you to my preferred list of blogs...of course so others can come by too...
your question...I like both ..open and close...it all depends with the doll head in your case...they are amazing and I enjoy the gift of you...
madame samm at http://sewdollswhosnext.blogspot.com

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

BOTH.. the closed eyes are delightfully creepy to me and I love that. The open eyes are more
approachable and "normal"
think you should keep doing both.