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, July 18, 2010

Fountains to Play in

Mobile, Al. USA
Mobile is a mix of French, Spanish, Creole, Catholic, British and African heritages, distinguishing it from all other cities in the state of Alabama. Mobile is the birthplace of
Mardi Gras in the United States and has the oldest celebration, dating to the early 1700s. If you love the old Antebellum and Southern architecture, this is the city to visit. Today we met up with our two friends Caleb and Caden. We played in the fountain at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile.
Summer is hot here, and we all found this to be a great way to cool off our front and back sides. Got to love kids . . .

thanks to Natalie Johnson 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.


Pretty Things said...

That is SO darned cute! Love the dolls!

Michele said...

Love this!