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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Our Skeletons exposed
No shame to hide away
Love the way of life
Without fight or conflictClaim every sorrow
Defend every prideIndulge the revelation
Endeavor for this freedom

Relief sculpture made of paper mache, clay, fabric and wire on wood.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Silence

If there is a truth
that has always been
it isthat I am more quiet
than loudand more silence
than noise

-natRelief sculpture made of paper mache, clay, wire and paper on wood.
6.5" x 9"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Serenity in Red

close your eyesand find the calm

when red floats in

discover it


'Serenity in Red'
Relief sculpture. Paper mache, fabric and clay on wood. 9"x18"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

'Facade of Perfect'

Perfect what is exposed
Perfect what is

To remove the roughness
That chases after time
Time is ugly and stinging
Time has inspiration and beauty

In time's duality
Perfect balance is found

'Facade of Perfect - I and II'
Paper mache and clay on wood. 6"x9"

Saturday, April 3, 2010


For this vignette I learned how to make roses out of clay. The figure is paper mache which has been left natural except for the lips and around the eyes.The figure has been covered with strips of fabric to create her dress and her hair is made of floral wire covered in brown floral tape. The piece is 9"x18".
I've been told that my work is a bit too dark, so I thought a flower garden might brighten the depth of this darkness . . .