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.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Yellow is Brave

For the past week I have been involved with the e-course "Flying Lessons" with Kelly Rae Roberts along with many others interesting and creative people. A bit spiritual as well as technical lessons. First day or so we explored our fears. We wrote them down and we all seemed to have many or the same fears. What struck me, is that fear is based on untruths. Assumptions we make about the future. Next time fear starts to open its mouth and spill some lies, I'm gonna tell it to shut up . . . I am hoping to replace this betrayer with with an undaunted confidante. Fear is a liar
Words are w
hispered
To keep me fro
m flyingIn Bravery there is truth
The words are loud
And tell me to soar

-nat

'Yellow is Brave'
paper mache, fabric, batik fabric, clay and wire on wood
11" x 19"

4 comments:

softearthart said...

Hi, Many thanks for stopping by my blog. cheers Marie

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Nat that whole post was so beautiful. Have a great week.

xoxoxo

Cristina said...

Hi Nat from your Flying Lesson classmate Cristina , from Italy!
I have just visited your blog and I find your artworks very inspiring: your relief dolls speak to the soul!

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

Incredible work! Applause from a fellow flyer, Robin