Black Orchid

6 years, 2 months ago 17
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I like to look at Orchids, but I really dislike having them in my home. I can never seem to create the right conditions for them to stay in bloom, and I don’t have the patience to keep their ugly, bare sticks around while they are dormant. I’ve even come to resent them for their fussiness, and now I scoff at them whenever I pass by a florist. They are really striking flowers though, and perhaps one day I will meet an Orchid that doesn’t require I bend over backwards to keep it blooming all year round.

I made this little guy after reading Black Orchids – a noir detective fiction from the Nero Wolfe Mysteries, by Rex Stout. Not sure where I will take it from here or what project it will be used for, or even if I like it enough to make more, but it’s good to have the technique in reserve when the need arises.



17 Responses

  1. paulina says:

    It is very delicate and i am sure that you will figure something out on how to use it and it will be awesome :3 !!! I imagine a pale, sensual, beautiful porcelain spirit lying down over dozens of those mysterious dark flowers. Please, continue posting something more frequently!!! I check the site every day XDDDD !! Greetings from Argentina and thank you so much for share your unique art with us!!!!

  2. Christine says:

    How lovely she is…..

    • Jayne says:

      Her eyes are amazing! So expressive and realistic. The more I look at her, the more beautiful they appear. She is eternally and heartbreakingly sad. Just beautiful. The Orchid is so pretty and I like you are not blessed with a green thumb so I enjoy my blooming orchid and then buy another when it becomes a twig.

  3. Anthony says:

    I adore orchids, and your tiny creation is heavenly <3 The secret to keeping an orchid alive (I've had mine for 2 years now) is ice cubes and indirect sunlight^^ They are canopy plants so they don't like direct sunlight.

    Ahhhh this glorious creature again. She was so very captivating and mesmerizing when I saw her in person. I can not wait to hear her tale. Who is she Marina?

  4. Merri says:

    Love the way you made this orchid….and her eyes….your best yet!

  5. Bertha says:

    Orchid such a romantic name. She is so beautiful! Looking forward to see more of her pictures!

  6. Sylvia Leticia says:

    Anything You put in the hands of your Beauty, becomes *Magic*
    So Sweet!!!

  7. Sandy says:

    lovely … And this one will last !
    It will enchance any project you choose.

  8. jacquelyn says:

    I love orchids, though I only have silk flowers around because I have a tendency to have a black thumb with plants. this little black orchid is lovely, I love the crystal accents. I’m sure you’ll find something magical to do with it. maybe Skylar needs a few orchid flowers to hold to go with her new crown. just an idea.

  9. Crystal says:

    She is stunning!!!!!! My first impression was how beautiful and amazingly real she looks! The headpieces is spectacular with what looks like black onyx? And a charming black pearl around her neck to go with it all!
    The Orchid is really pretty, I can see them lining the edges of a cape or on the front of shoes.

  10. Charinahof says:

    This is the first time i saw i never knew there was a OOak dollies so very expressive in look and all the details almost human, your dollies art so equisite and from now on i love ,love it. although i can’t afford to buy like this. love your amazing talent and your inspire me a lot!

  11. real mms says:

    just slightly off topic, there was a wonderful nero wolfe series on tv, really great casting. It was on a&e

  12. Marina says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Real Mms! I’ll find it!

  13. Sonia Anne says:

    Another pretty creation!

  14. Syaron says:

    I hope this does not sound creepy or weird but I really like seeing photos of Marina’s hands. They are so skilled, so very talented and give the world so much that I feel as if they are a treasure unto themselves. The photo with the pretty orchid is suitable for framing.

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  16. Anna says:

    Oh man!! LOVE!! I love her… wantingness. So gorgeous. ooooooh. (sigh)

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