Monday, March 27, 2006
I made this doll in 2001 to serve as my personal crone. In 2002, I began to let my hair grow from the short boy-cut ... perhaps subconsciously growing into the crone I'd created. I had just discovered Paperclay and was having fun trying to sculpt various item for collage - it is a wonderful air-dry clay, so much fun, so little trouble.
Last year, playing with fabric paints led to Catawumpus and a Paperclay "mask" face.
Girl with Kite is all fabric and made from scraps left over from making a purse.
These are the only 3 dolls left in my possession, I've not made a doll in the last year. After a "conversation" with Marion - Artmixter - and seeing her dolls here and here and her personal totem, I may want to play with another. I have a couple of heads I made last year that look like they should be on the ramparts of a castle as they are bodiless and stuck on bamboo skewers.
And wouldn't it be fun to make a theater or other scenery for them as Ullabenulla does at the Castle?