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 you..it 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.