My new porcelain ball-jointed doll NINA, looking for a new home in my Etsy shop

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https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/476386142/porcelain-bjd-ball-jointed-doll-nina-by

NINA- a new doll will be ready soon

Hello!

I have a new doll ready but for an outfit. I just can not decide what kind of outfit it should be… Romantic dress with boots as a contrast to the doll’s fragility.. Or maybe a modern young girl shirts and blouse outfit…

Anyway if you have ideas- will be happy to here them 🙂 

NINA is waiting for me to decide 😉

LISA-my Flower Power Girl

Hello everybody,

Sometime ago I promised to post more photos of my Flower Power Girl. Maybe some of you saw them already on my Instagram account. But anyway… here she is- my LISA. Love her dearly, cause she was my first doll to bring me a doll art prize and give me strength and a faith in my chosen path – making porcelain art dolls 🙂

Commissioned Doll MARIA2

Hello,

want to show today photos of my first commissioned doll. This is Maria2-porcelain ball-jointed doll. I gave her blue glass eyes of superior quality, hand-crafted in Germany.

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It was a very valuable experience for me to work on a doll in certain time frames and under obligations. It was not always easy and smooth.. considering the unpredictable character of such a material as porcelain. But in the end, I think, she turned out a beauty 🙂 Love her Love her!!

The girl is already in her new home in Germany. I hope she will bring lots of joy to her very nice owner 🙂

My Porcelain BJD LISA is on Ebay Tonight!

Hello everyone!

My beloved porcelain ball jointed doll LISA is on Ebay tonight!

 

The auction will last for 5 days and end on Saturday 2.07.16.

And here is the Ebay link:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/252440983837?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I hope my girl will soon find a new loving home 🙂 She is very beautiful and I love her sooo much!

More photos of Lisa can be found on my Flickr account.

Any questions? You are welcomed anytime!

Have a nice week 🙂

Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award for Contemporary Art Dolls

Hello!

It is almost a month ago.. and I could not find a time to tell about such an important thing, that happened to me in Nuestadt bei Coburg, Germany. At the beginning of May I won a Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award for a Contemporary Art Dolls of the Bavarian Dolls City Neustadt bei Coburg :))

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It is such an honor and SUCH a BIG push for me in my new passion and career as a doll artist. Again, a BIG Thank you for my family for supporting me on the way. I love you!!!

Here are some photos of the other participants and winners of the award. Wonderful art!

My doll Red Riding Hood was also presented in the category “Fantasy Dolls”.

Stay tuned 🙂

Hildegard Günzel Doll Museum and Manufaktur

Hello!

As a part of participation in the Spring Doll Festival in Münster, I had a chance to visit a Museum and Working Spaces of the great doll artist Hildegard Günzel. Frau Günzel is considered to be one of the most outstanding German doll artists.

I admired this wonderful artist for a long time, collecting all the books I could find and looking at the photos of her amazing lifelike divine dolls for hours!

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And then came this wonderful chance to meet this outstanding artist and her dolls in person 🙂

Frau Günzel showed us her working rooms..

And this is a new doll Snow White with likeness of Lily Alen 🙂 She is gorgeous! I posted the photo of this doll in a full gown in the previous post 😉

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And this is a personal museum of Frau Günzel.. Simply breathtaking!

 

And at the end was a small brunch organized personally by Frau Günzel and her nice team.

A wonderful day and memories about meeting one of the nicest and positive person I’ ve met in my life. Thank you Frau Günzel for being such an inspiration!

SpringDollFestival in Münster 2016

Hello,

it is been a WHILE since I came back from two doll exhibitions in Germany.  And only now I think I can scrap a little time to tell you about it 🙂

It was my first time and first attempt to take part in such events…and let me tell you…IT WAS GREAT!!!!!

But first things first. In this post I’ll tell you about Spring Doll Festival in Muenster, Germany. Next post will be devoted to my participation in the Max-Oscar-Arnold-Award for Contemporary Doll Art in the city of Neustadt bei Coburg 🙂

 

The Spring Doll Festival was an event 2 in 1 so to say: an exhibition/salesroom and a doll contest for an award AMALIA, organized by a Puppen&Spielzeug doll magazine.

The contest theme was Flower Power. I am so happy that my doll received one of AMALIA awards :))!!

Me..happy-happy-happy!!

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Hier is my table with the dolls..

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You could see all kinds of dolls and toys at the exhibition. It was a wonderful experience for me. I have met so many talented artists, some of them I knew from social medias like Instagram and wanted to meet them in person for a long time 🙂

like a wonderful doll artist Anna Linberger – GCDoll

or Marina Demchenko..

or Viktoria Fribus..

And there was a magnificent Hildegard Günzel! I have been admiring her magical dolls for such a long time, having all her books and never even thinking about meeting the artist someday.. Well .. it happened in Münster 🙂 And Frau Günzel and her art dolls are more then you can imaging looking at the book photos! One of the nicest and positive persons I have ever met.. She is just GREAT! I am solo grateful for this experience ..

And here is Frau Günzel with my porcelain doll Lisa! :)) I can not believe myself that it happened!!

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The two days in Münster were really full of experience and super interesting meetings with the visitors and great coming-together with the other doll artists.

I can not post here all the photos I’ve made of all kinds of dolls presented there. I will probably do it on my Flickr account, if you are interested 😉

I would like to finish for today with this photo..Like it so much!

People like dolls, dolls like people 🙂

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Me with my little Tiger and Anna Linberger- Gentle Creation Doll meeting Cosplay People (I think this is the right word 😉

Stay tuned 🙂

 

Happy 8.March Day!

Today is the International Women’s Day! As I come from Russia, it is a Big Day for all Russian girls, women, mamas and grandmothers 🙂 All boys, men, boyfriends, husbands and grandfathers are trying especially hard on that day to please us 🙂

It is kind of celebrating the women,but also the spring, the end of winter and awaiting of all nice things the warm weather brings us.

Today, the nature met me with this picture:

  
BUT… after couple of hours the nature remembered obviously that it IS actually a spring day and brought us this…!

  

So, I wish everybody a happy spring day and lots of happy moments on this day for us – GIRLS of all ages!

Meanwhile, I’ll go back to work on my happy moment of the day-China painting of my two new dolls 🙂

   
   

Working on new porcelain dolls

Hello!

Finally after many weeks of almost non-stopping winter illnesses, that my son kept bringing from the nursery, I’ve started working on new dolls!

This is a porcelain pouring stage:

After few days of conditioning the porcelain slip, pouring it into gips forms, being frustrated because of the pouring lines on the fresh doll parts, waiting 8 hours for the gips forms to be dry again, and pouring again.. , and carefully getting those parts out of the forms, and cutting the holes for the later stringing of the doll, and constantly washing the pouring jugs and stirring sticks and trying to keep the chaos in our kitchen in some borders…for approximately a week…I finely got about enough parts for (hopefully) three dolls!

Oh, and my back… Well, I am really sorry! I promise to buy you a voucher for a massage… 😉

After couple of days of drying the castings, I soft-fired them and proceeded to the wet cleaning stage.

 

The stage will last for some time.. 😉 But, I hope to update the information soon 🙂

In the meantime – back to the greenware cleaning!