Saturday, April 11, 2009

Head Games ;-)


Just purchased a couple of books... "Anatomy of a Doll" and " Designing the Doll", authored by the late, great Susanna Oroyan, and could not be more thrilled. All her books are chockfull of creative ideas for dollmaking. They are so inspiring. I highly recommend them if you're in needing of a little push! I sure was, and these were just the ticket. I've been playing with different style "heads" for starters and cant wait to try more! My own head is exploding with ideas. Thankyou Susanna!
Anyway I sure hope you'll let me know what you think of these books and let me know what you have learned along the way! Let's play with dolls!
~Nan~

15 comments:

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

oh gosh Nan I LOVE your doll heads..The one in the picture s just perfect. I have both of Susan's books and wouldn't trade them for any thing.!!I hope to some day to be able to create heads and dolls even a pinch like your gorgeous dolls!

clothnclay said...

She's a beauty, Nan! I always love your drawn faces. Hope you have a Happy Easter, Becky

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Well, your head is so lovely! I too am a huge fan of Susanna Oroyan, and am sorry there won't be any more new books out there by her, such a loss to us all.

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

What fun. I would love to sneak into your studio and see what you're up to. :-)

I have to get those books!

Dixie

Doreen said...

These books sound wonderful..I just popped over to Amazon and checked them out..I'm hoping to purchase one.

Love this gals face!!! Just beautiful!

:)Doreen

Kipik said...

Very wonderful! So delicate and done with so much care and skills. Be very proud! This painted face reminds me of delicate water colours portraits by master english watercolour artists from the 1800's.

Old World Primitives said...

I enjoy Susanna Oroyan's books too, they are great resources! I just love the doll face you posted here too, she is lovely.

Stephanie

fiddlestixstudios said...

Oh Gasp!She's gorgeous Nan! I cannot wait to see more!Thank you so much for posting about the books.I'll have to get them,too!
Hugs:),
~Mandy

Christine LeFever said...

I once owned "Anatomy of a Doll", but alas, let it go in a sale or something. Susanna Oroyan accused those of us who copy old dolls as "tweakers" and that annoyed me. She was, by the way, an Oregonian! I still loved her and her book. Never saw "Designing the Doll".

You enjoy it for me too okay, Nanners?

XOXO, Zwee!!!!!!

Heather said...

oh, those books sound wonderful! Love this little miss...
I just finished a doll last night, lets play :D

Suzanne said...

Your dolly's face is so sweet. Isn't it fun to find inspiration that gets the creative juices flowing?

Plain-n-Simple! said...

She is WOW!! So tender and tired and thoughful at the same time? How do you do that!!!!!?
Hugs,
Jackie

Lana said...

She is gorgeous Nan! I have one of those books and need to get the other one.

Hope you had a fun vacation!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Her face is lovely!

Debora said...

Thank you for the recommendations--I've reserved them at the library! :-)