Tiny Tears, drawn with my new dip-pen and indian ink (purchased from the wonderful shop at Salts Mill)
I’m getting increasingly curious about dolls. What sort of relationships do we girls have with our dolls, and how does it change when we get older? Why do artists make dolls? Why do adults collect dolls?
I’ve been doing a bit of internet surfing and can find surprisingly little. There is a short article in Wikipedia, but very few references. A search on doll psychology didn’t really give me answers either. Searching for ‘artists dolls’ came up with a few artists sites, but very little about why they make them.
So, reader, help me out with my research. How do you feel about dolls? What role do they play in your life now (children, grandchildren etc), and what role have they played in your life in the past? Do you make, or collect, dolls? If so, why?