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, June 29, 2010


Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Stonhenge is a very peaceful and melancholy place. A must visit to watch a Soltice sunrise.Built in several phases between 3,000 and 1,600 BC, Stonhenge is an amazing feat of engineering that remains a mystery.I hope the mystery is never solved. I mean if it was proven that a giant alien crane, that was able to reach across hundreds of miles, moved these stones from there to here, then the fascination with Stonehenge would be replaced with one for the FREAKING GIANT ALIEN CRANE . . .

thanks to Elaine Miller for the use of her photos

If you would like these two to visit some place you've been email me some pics and some info. I can't pay, but I will give you photo credit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those look like really big dolls next to Stonehenge! Such an amazing, other-worldly place. By the way, I love the way you describe one of your techniques as 'needlesculpting' - I had never heard of this before