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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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I am a doll maker and love making dolls just about more than anything. I have made dolls for about 60 of my 65 years, and wanted to even before that. Often, I balance making dolls and quilting, but I have been working on dolls pretty steadily since January; the quilting is going nowhere, but that's the way I am. I work on what I am in the mood to work on. I mostly make cloth dolls, but have also used gourds to make heads or heads and bodies for dolls. This is the case with the doll to the left, who is named Screamer. His head is a gourd that arrived broken (from Nebraska) and the hole reminded me of a screaming mouth, and so thus his name. Right now, Screamer is doing his screaming at the Six Rivers gallery in Hoquiam, WA. This is a first for him, although he has been in several displays and has attended four Cousins' Reunions, the first as a head/body sans limbs. The cousins five, plus my little sis, INSISTED that he have arms and legs for the next reunion, so he did. You don't mess with my cousins OR my little sis! I obeyed.