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.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

'Receiving the Dream'


My thoughts as I have been working on this doll have been about how I dream for doll making to be what my life is all about. No distractions, no noise to keep me from my passion. I can see this happening and the mood of the doll reflects one who is 'Receiving the Dream'.It is amazing the difference I am feeling with my art. I have always used art to escape my life. Now I have been reborn to letting art reveal my future. Taking away any negative thoughts and concentrating on the beauty and joy my dolls bring in to my world and the worlds of those who love them.
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3 comments:

Abi said...

She's stunning Nat.

Diane said...

Nat,I love your doll wow,and I sure can relate to what your are saying....Diane

Caroline said...

I love the dress you made for her.