Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is your Definition of a Doll?

Being that I'm a doll maker of sorts.
Here is a question I ask myself all most every day.
What is your Definition of a Doll?
What's a Doll?

Is a doll something that makes you smile on the inside as well as the outside?

I ask myself "should a doll have moveable parts in order to be called a doll"?

Should a doll be able to be played with "gently" and take you back in time?

I know you all know what I'm talking about, Like a baby doll.
When I say the word doll thats what pops into my mind.

The last six months I've made some dolls that couldn't be removed from their wooden base and the only part of them that moved was their arms.
Not sure I would call it a doll but there are really no words for them other than "whatnot" or"knickknack"

So I would like to know What is your Definition of a Doll?

1 comment:

Linda Walsh said...

Hi, Mae:

I wrote a blog post on my Linda's Blog several years entitled, "What Is A Doll, Really?" Here's a link to the post if you'd like to read it:

Have a great day.


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Mae Hoover was born in Texas and traveled the world by being an Army Brat. As a Child she didn't have a lot of dolls, most were left behind in her many moves. Mae has had great deal curiosity in the mechanics of doll making and clothes. When she was just 11 years old, she asked her Mother for an old Sheet. Her mother was resistance but gave her the sheet anyway. Mae cut and Hand stitched her first Halloween Dress without a pattern. She has been hooked ever since. Designing and creating dolls is her passion. She has a natural ability when creating "One of a Kind Fabric and Clay Dolls". The Scissors are her Pen and the Fabric is her Paper.... She never using molds when working with the Clay. She only works with the gifts that have been given to her by God. Always made with "a Wing and a Prayer". Her dolls can be purchased on e-bay or from the Artist exclusively... Ever wonder why a name like TatteredCowWings? It's Simply because she hit a truck loaded down with cows, hit her head and woke to see cows with wings.. She had a second chance at life.. God is Good!