I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the inner mysteries of the soul. My dolls express deeply held dreams and hidden parts of the self, and attempt to explore the relationship between body and spirit.
Very often a doll will reflect seasonal changes in my inner world which mirror the external seasons.
Play is key!
The emphasis in my creative process is on “play” and being in a receptive frame of mind. A doll does not like being forced out! More often than not it is a gradual opening to inspiration and an exploration of possibilities.At some point the doll’s “spirit” will begin to talk to me and guide me through it’s making. It is this deepening connection with the creative self that is most enlivening. It is an act of self compassion.