Sunday, January 17, 2010

Waldorf Doll #7 WIP


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.

11 comments:

The Treadler said...

I think I enjoy reading your shared creative process as much as I enjoy viewing your fresh and original work. Yours is an inspiring web log!

Teresa

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thanks Teresa. :)

相信 said...

人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

小湘 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

What an interesting test you have given yourself, Melisa. :-) I love your present WIP

Fr Timothy Matkin said...

Such a sweet face.

消炎 said...

I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................

皮東 said...

很用心的blog,推推哦 ........................................

忍著 said...

您的部落格文章真棒!!有空我一定會常來逛!! ........................................

陽台 said...

失意人前,勿談得意事;得意人前,勿談失意事。........................................

Clothmatters said...

I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your wonderful creations and especially your Waldorf dolls. Your faces are adorable.
Connie