Thursday, June 17, 2010

In a previous life....

... I was a fantasy doll maker, but those days are over. I know I will never make them again. Even though I was so very passionate about making them for so many years, I have spent most of the day destroying many of the last remaining parts and molds. All my own painstakingly sculpted designs ... all the molds I labored over years ago. As hard as it is, it's time to move on, make more space for new work and supplies and focus on my current passions. Here is a link to a few photos of those many figures I have made over the years.

12 comments:

JoZart said...

Oh, Ingrid, how can you destroy such wonderful things. Why oh why didn't you pass them on to people who would have used them and continued your wonderful work, in their style? Your art dolls are fabulous but I can understand you moving on to different pastures. good luck,
Jo

Dyche Designs said...

It seems such a shame to destroy them, could you not sell them on to someone else?

Ingrid Dijkers said...

I know it seems like such a shame to destroy them, but these were intended for limited edition or one-of-a-kind figures. It wouldn't be fair to the people that bought the figures earlier if I sold off the same parts for other people to make dolls with. I just couldn't do it with a clear conscious. I have other doll parts that I have made with the intent to sell to others or to use in Workshops, I am not destroying those parts or their molds.

Terri Kahrs said...

Good for you, Ingrid! It must have been difficult to destroy your beautiful work, but I understand. Now there's room for the Universe to step in with more good things to come. Enjoy the new journey! Hugs, Terri xoxo

stregata said...

Just reading this hurts. But of course, they are your creations and you know best how to deal with them. Isn't it strange, though, how we seem to have more than one life during our lifetime?

Healing Woman said...

I just reviewed your doll postings. Your dolls where what drew me to your blog. I love the whimsical faces and postures of them, but, life is all about change. It's hard to go back to where we used to be. I was once a glass artist, a weaver, a basket maker, etc etc etc. I am now a sculptor..that too, may change.
Carry on. No matter where art takes you, you will excel.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would have given anything to own some of those HANDS. Not the bodies, faces, or feet, but those hands to add to my AB. Such a shame, but I totally understand why you did it.

lynda howells said...

Oh..l do understand why you had to do it but so hardx Such a shame you couldn't have sold them on to us but as l said....do understandxxlynda

Anonymous said...

i think these puppets are unpleasant and disturbing.

daisydolls said...

This is such a great photo! Oh I bet you could make an amazing journal page out of that! A blast from your past. Your journal pages are absolutely incredible! I love coming to visit your blog!

Laura Pallatin said...

the art dolls are amazing! But so are your journals. You have really inspired me tonight. Thank you very much.
Blessings,
Laura P.
laurapallatin.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

We all have to shed the past, and our interest shifts to new adventures. I find it hard to rid myself, perhaps I should say, free myself of treasures of the past.
Good for you. Clear the decks and full sail ahead... Blessings as you take a new tack. Billie

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