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.
I am a self-taught artist. Since 1988 I have used the mediums of printmaking, painting, sculpture and sewing to create artwork. In 2004 I started making soft sculptures and marionettes. In 2006 I began learning how to make art dolls. An instructional dvd by Akira Blount taught me needlesculpting and since then, I have found my passion.
I design and make the clothes, the hair and everything else to finish the doll. There are many small steps in the creation of an Art Doll and I am challenged, educated and inspired through it all. I am thankful to God for the talent and inspiration to make my dolls and through my whimsical style, my wish is to make the observer smile, spreading the same joy I get in making the dolls.
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