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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Head of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn is a true historical figure. She married Henry VIII in 1533. Queen Anne gave birth to the future Queen of England, Elizabeth and just three years later Anne Boleyn was found guilty of adultery, treason and incest. Anne would lose her head in 1536. Anne Boleyn deserved much better.This Art Doll is on sale now at my Etsy store


FairiesNest said...

Oh I love the details!

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Saw the movie "The Other Boleyn Girl", great movie and read the book. I am currently reading Wideacre, by the same author. As always, your dolls are amazing!

JKW said...

You did a magnificent job on her face. I love your art dolls and yes the way they talk to us. Marvelous isn't it. Blessings, Janet