March 4th, 2012
I’ve dreamed about making dolls since I remember…..
Few years ago I stumbled upon Enchanted Dolls by Marina Bychkova … I fell in love ……and I finally knew what kind of dolls are my destiny.. porcelain bjds.. fragile yet strong creatures that can last forever. I even made a prototype ( you can see it somewhere between very first posts), but I’ve put this project away for some time, giving myself a time to work out my own, unique style.
Dolls were suppose to happen this year, but I still don’t have a workshop large enough to fit a kiln, so this plan drifted a bit more into the future, but I couldn’t wait any longer with doll making, and I started my miniature collection! Each doll is unique, and each comes with a tiny display or diorama that tells a story – magical moment frozen in time. Character of a doll is very important to me, but it’s the scene that sets everything in the right light & shows my complete vision for each doll.
My minis are really tiny – 3-4″ (approx size of a index finger), which makes them great dollhouse miniatures. They also make perfect Blythe friends!
Each doll takes a lot of time and effort. Painting in miniature scale is a really challenging task, and since dolls look bigger on the photos, one gets surprised how small they are when holding one in hand. They are made od Japanese “La Doll” air dry clay and painted with miniature brush. They are always leaving my studio lovingly wrapped & with some extra surprises ^_^
Meet my tiny Girls!
Deer Girl – with woods diorama
Alice in Wonderland – Mr Rabbit’s House – with portable hilltop
Cupcake Queen and Candy House Diorama
Nina – Candy Fairy with display