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, December 7, 2009

'Sittin in Blue Jeans'

So here is the finished doll.I made his hair out of 18 gauge aluminum wire which I coiled up around a dowel.
The only way I could figure out how to attach the coils to the doll was by putting a big screw in his head. . . . Ouch that had to hurt!


FairiesNest said...

He looks so relaxed despite the pain! :) I love his posture, great job!

JKW said...

Maybe! A lot of people have screws in their head - metal plates - they do fine until the airport :) I love your guy (I made one too this Christmas). I love your work. Blessings, Janet