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, February 9, 2010

With Hair

So I decided against long flowing hair and did more of a classical swirl about her head.This is done using black twistie paper. I unwrapped the stuff and put a pipe cleaner inside, twisted it back up and wrapped it around a dowel for the swirly affect.Several pieces that started off at 16 inches were used. I then hot glued them to the head.
It created a very sculptural and elegant look, which is exactly what I want in this doll.


The Josie Baggley Company said...

yes I see what was your vision! She's like a Hollywood moviestar from the 40's! The twisty paper & pipecleaner idea is too cool!I think she's a stunner!

Barb said...

very cute....Barb

FairiesNest said...

I love the hair on your dolls, so creative! She looks so very Hollywood glam!

Stephanie said...

She is stunning in this hair style. Cool idea in how you created the curly effect.