November 23rd, 2010
You say to yourself – ‘I will make a doll, and not ANY doll, but porcelain one. I’m spiritually ready for it, because every time I start to think about it, I just can’t stop. I want my doll to be pose-able, with ball joints, and look beautiful ( not only to me).’
And then – there is sooo many things to consider, that you don’t know where to start. The more you think about it, the bigger the gap. So you buy tons of books on dolls, porcelain, slip casting. You hang out on forums with similarly obsessed people. And you start to sculpt, which is so unbelievably hard, not because your lack of skill, but because you’re creating your ‘child’ and it’s impossible to distance yourself from it.
HEAD – seems finished. I post it for other to judge, and they say – ‘maybe her cheeks are to big?’, and after a while I see it! And I fix it. I appreciate complements as it’s so nice when people enjoy my work, but a constructive critique is also very important to me, especially on this project. That’s why please don’t be shy, I appreciate your comments.
I present you my DOLL in progress, made so far in super sculpey, bald, and waiting to be perfect.
Hope to cast her in porcelain someday.