As I sit here organizing my thoughts and feelings about being a doll artist, I wonder if there is some deep intellectual and spiritual reason for making dolls. The simple truth, however, is that I cannot imagine doing anything else. It has become my lifes focus. I have found joy, passion and a never-ending challenge in this art form. I am continually amazed at how consuming this passion is. Even during mundane activities, I am experimenting in my head with thoughts such as, "What if I try this?"
When I look back, my whole life has been preparing me for this profession. I have always known I wanted to be an artist. As a child, I spent hours in my fathers workshop doing things with his tools that would have made him cringe, carved hands and feet out of soap my mother made, and filled sketch pads with faces. Over the years, a series of artistic challenges left me with the feeling, "That was fun. What next?"
In discovered polymer clay in 1986 and their was no turning back. All my life I had been searching for the art form that would fill my soul. Then I started sculpting. This artistic expression is the first thing I have done in my life I can truly say I am proud of. When I look at a completed piece, I am amazed it came from me.
Each of my one of a kind mixed media sculptures are meticulously sculpted of polymer clay. My attention to detail in every aspect of my creation is very important to me.
Whether it is sculpting, wigging or costuming, I will always try to strive for perfection.
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