I start a character and then struggle with them as sometimes something doesn't seem right. The clay starts drying out or for whatever reason, the character alludes me. I only know that there is a lesson within each of my sculpted pieces and it is for me to discover.
Patience is definitely one of my requirements mixed in with a whole lot of curiosity. Did I say it takes up to three months to make a doll? Actually, at times when I am challenging myself to create something new, it can even take longer. Spite is one of these.
As Spite shared her story with me and I discovered what makes her laugh, she finally revealed more of herself. I would tell myself if I learned this one thing - like how to balance the head or find the right depth of clay to work with, then everything would fall into place. But really... did it have to take this long for me to pick up what I needed to know? Or by having to start a head over and over again. Once the head is destroyed, I can never reproduce it exactly the same again. It always comes in slightly different. That is the uniqueness of a one-of-a-kind doll.
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will reveal the magic of my Fae and their stories and share with you some of the success and pitfalls through the journey of doll making, sculpting, and other crafts that all come back to my dolls in many ways.