Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trial and Error

Working on a new-to-me doll design.  Drawing over and over again.  Going through three different designs before I found one that pleased me. Working head, shoulders, arms, legs to meet my satisfaction.

Finally a design I can live with - now on to the next steps.  Once the basic design is obtained lots of other little decisions crop up.  How do I want to attach the arms and legs? Shall I draw the face, stitch the face? 

And then the biggest decision of all -- who do I want this doll to be?  Am I looking for whimsical, vintage, historical -- what of myself do I want to add to this doll?  That part is just now developing in my mind.  Hopefully I now have a workable blank canvas on which to express myself.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams


  1. I look forward to the finish of this doll to find out how it all turns out.

  2. Decisions, decisions... Still, all the thinking time helps to ensure that the answers arrive when you need them!

  3. This is my favorite time in the dollmaking process...when the possibilities of who the doll is going to be start to take shape!

  4. I like the shape of this one - it'll be interesting to see where your creativity takes you with the finishing.



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