Sometimes this is very obvious, such as in a self-portrait.
Even a completed 'paint-by-numbers' reflects a stage or moment in the artist's life.
Most of my dolls are part of a process of healing or transformation for me.
Sometimes this is quite clear, as in the dolls exploring my divorce, and then my recovery.
I love this idea of writing a wish on paper,
and then scrunching this into a ball to create the head of a Wish Doll.