Thursday, March 26, 2009

Linda Morgan's Dolls and Mini Interview

You know I'm always on the look-out for creative projects using Antique German Doll Parts like the ones I carry in my store. These beauties below were created by the talented Linda Morgan of Purple Cat Creates. Her dolls are incredible, and I thought it might be fun to ask Linda a few questions. Scroll down to see what Linda had to say - on your way check out these sweeties.

Me: How long have you been creating mixed media art?
Linda: I've been creating mixed media art for about 2 years. I've been making dolls using alphabet blocks for bodies and antique doll parts for about 4 months. Being German, I love the story of the old, throw away doll parts being dug out of the ground from demolished doll factories in Germany. I love the rust, dirt and imperfections found on the doll parts. I find it amazing that dirt from Germany is still inside the heads, arms, and legs.

Me: What inspires you when creating a specific doll?
Seeing the personality of each doll emerge intrigues me. A bit of lace and some ribbon usually start the creative process. I start with clothes and pick the perfect head, arms and legs. Sometimes the head inspires me to design the perfect outfit. I have also been inspired by a great set of legs with bows painted on them and fashioned the doll around the legs. Sometimes I have a person in mind when I make a doll. I used my husband's broken watch to make him a doll. I have a neighbor who is a breast cancer survivor and I made a doll that has a pink ribbon pin with her in mind. Most of the time it's just a surprise to see the doll emerge from all the parts. Since the necks the the dolls are broken, I make them necks with polymer clay. By the time the doll is complete I have spent quite few hours with each doll. The best part of creating art for me is having people tell me why they connect with a certain doll. When someone picks up a doll and says, "Mine, this one is going home with me." it's a wonderful feeling sharing my art and myself with others.

Me: Thanks so much Linda for sharing!

Now, if you would like to get your hands on some German Bisque doll heads of your own, you can get them HERE!


  1. nice interview. I make assemblage dolls using German doll parts too- so I am always interested in seeing what others do with the doll parts- i just love the German doll parts!


  2. Wow! I just love these dolls and the Easter cards are beautiful too....It must be so mcuh fun to see what people create with your "stuff!"


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