Now granted this is only my seventh attempt at making a Waldorf doll, but I find myself very challenged by this style of dollmaking. Mind you, it is a frustrating but welcome challenge. The aspect I find most difficult is maintaining the integrity of the Waldorf tradition while at the same time attempting some sort of originality. The diamond standard for this type of doll is simplicity. Less is more. A blank slate for the child to imprint their personality and spirit is crucial, but as an artist I am torn. How much of a blank slate does one need?
Well...back the grindstone.