Wednesday, December 17, 2008


It's time for me to move outta my box a bit. Whenever I make a doll I begin with the head and the rest of the piece develops from there. Lately every head comes out sad, very very sad. I think I've gotten pretty good a very very sad and want to try some different emotions.

So I sat down with the intent to make this little gal mad. I'll tell was very hard, I think I squished her two or three times until I finally was somewhat satisfied with this made little face. She is not nearly as mad as I was hoping but I guess it's a start.

Do you ever feel like you get stuck when it comes to the feelings you want your doll to emote? As artists I suppose its only natural as each piece is a little bit of ourselves. In this way our work talks back to us. This being the case ya'll must think I'm the saddest gal on earth:) Really not the case but no doubt our dolls have something to teach us about ourselves, if we care to listen.


Sue said...

Loopy, she is cute! Not sure that is what you wanted to hear *grin*.

I see more of a saucy,
pensiveness at the moment and not so much 'mad'.

You are so right that our work really does tell us a lot ...and we would all
be wise to listen.


Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

awww, loopy she is so sweet.
I know what you mean, mine look angry all the time, does that mean I am angry. oh no I better go do some deep breathing.

oh...okay I am better now.

your work, is always inspirational, creepy, and coo!
and I love checking in to see what you have been up to!

Yve said...

I think she's lovely (sorry). Sad sort of implies unhappy with your lot so maybe your dolls actually look whistful, filled with longing for something...well, something! I think my dolls generally look both bored and stroppy - so maybe your theory is spot on! :o)

Gail Lackey said...

Ohh she's a sad, mad sorta way!! She looks like She's trying to be mad but is to kind hearted and is just going to forgive instead....She's adorable at any rate!
Happy haunted holidaze!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Your dolly is fabulous sad, glad or mad!!!

LoopyBoopy said...

LOL..once I posted her picture I realize she totally does not look mad at all...maybe a bit constipated:) Thanks for all your comments!

The Whimsical Goblin said...

Im all for the sad and mad look on dolls adds lots of character. Love the sad look of your creations.

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Oh little miss Loopy:) Your dolls are always sweet mad sad or whatever!!


Ky Eliza said...

Ha! I've decided I can't make my dolls look like anything because they just insist on the expressions they want. Minds of their own, and all that. I just figure it's a hazard of doll making...