Saturday, April 2, 2011
"B" is for Bodies, Beginnings and Becoming
"B" is for bodies, beginnings and becoming. As a doll maker this is where I begin. A little fabric, lots of polyester stuffing, thread, yarn, some ink, some acrylic paint, a little time and all of the creative expression that I would put into a painting or any other art piece and a doll body is born. They each become a member of my "Gloria's Girls" family.
I find peace, joy and creative expression in designing and making these little 'people'. They can become anything or anyone that I want them to be yet at the same time as they are becoming, they have a mind of their own and they tell me who they are and how they are going to look. Each of my dolls is a unique individual just as we are in life. They are all shapes, sizes, colors and genders. We are also born and we shape our own lives as we grow and learn. We are assigned the bodies that we live in but it is up to us how we begin each day and what we have learned and what we become by the end of the day.