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, July 1, 2010

The Big Easy

New Orleans, Louisiana, USAHere we are in what is referred to as the most unique city in America because of its distinctive French Creole architecture and its multi-lingual culture and traditions.The French Quarter is a great place to walk around. A mixture of businesses and residences. A fascinating glimpse into another time.One thing about The Quarter, no one yells at me to 'get out of the road'.Because New Orleans sits near sea level, the graves are above ground and the cemeteries, with its mausoleums, look much like The Quarter.
They are another version of the city, except these are for the dead.

thanks to Akemi Claridge Bennett and Natalie Johnson for the use of thier 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...

Will visit New Orleans one day!
Happy 4th to you :)