Archive for the Category 'Book'

Enchanted Doll Book is ready to print!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Eeeee! I just got the final proofs of the 3rd english-language edition of Enchanted Doll book from the publisher (BabyTattoo Books) and approved them for publication!

The colour reproduction is really impressive. All the photos are so juicy and saturated with rich, velvety tones! I love it. It’s getting Fedexed to the presses in Hong Kong today! All that remains for me to do now, is sign off on the new cover proofs and two months from now I will have a crisp, luscious new book for you. Can’t wait. It’s going to be so beautiful!

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Enchanted Doll book in Chinese!

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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Friends, I am thrilled to announce that in 2014 a limited edition Enchanted Doll book is coming to China!

I’ve partnered up with a Canadian-Chinese company TX River, to translate, publish and distribute my book, and to promote the Enchanted Doll brand in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The release is slated for spring/summer 2014. The manuscript is already being translated into Chinese and expanded with my most recent dolls! A book signing tour in China is being planned for the summer, and once the dates are set, you’ll be the first to know. Pre-order dates will also be announced. It is my understanding that pre-orders will open sometime in winter/spring 2014.

You will be getting regular updates as this project develops. I’m looking forward to working with TX River to bring Enchanted Doll book to China!

Help me choose a book cover

Saturday, November 09th, 2013

Guys, guys, guys! The new, extended English language edition of the Enchanted Doll book is going to print next week! It will be available for pre-orders by the end of the month! The last thing I need to do, is choose two front covers: one for a signed edition of 500 and the second cover is for the trade, unsigned edition. I’ve got my own favorites, but I’d like to hear what yours are. I may change my mind.  Choose three favorites from these 8 candidates. Tell me!

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Dolls on the road!

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

You guys, you guys! I love road trips and I love dolls. This year I decided to combine the two and take my dolls on a road trip, stopping and showing them along the way at various art venues. I’m so excited! Other amazing artists Coop, Ragnar and Gris Grimly will be joining me on this road show, so our tour bus will be jam packed with talent.

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This morning the dolls and I and Chad, left the soggy and chilly Vancouver for the sunny and hot Los Angeles, where I’ll be joining the Baby Tattoo Books road show to promote my upcoming new book (to be released this summer)! Instead of a book, I brought my traveling Porcelain Collection with me.

These are the cities where we will be stopping. Come and see us!

Monday, May 13 (7:00-9:00PM)
Las Vegas
Trifecta Gallery

http://www.trifectagallery.com

(Coop will not be appearing in Las Vegas)
Free

Tuesday, May 14 (7:00-9:00PM)
Salt Lake City
Night Flight Comics

http://www.night-flight.com

Free

Wednesday, May 15 (7:00-9:00PM)
Denver
INDYINK

http://www.indyink.com

Free

Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 (see website for show hours)
Kansas City
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

http://www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com

Convention Admission Required

Monday, May 20 (7:00-9:00PM)
Albuquerque
Stranger Factory

http://www.strangerfactory.com

Free

Tuesday, May 21
Phoenix
Lulubell Toy Bodega

http://www.lulubelltoys.com

Free

US Book Tour!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Friends! I’ve got some great news for you!

News number One: The 4th edition of the Enchanted Doll book is being released this summer! It’s being published by Baby Tattoo Books, in Los Angeles!

News number Two: I will be promoting the upcoming book in person and showing my traveling doll collection with the Baby Tattoo Books roadshow May 13-21st in 6 US cities; Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, Albuquerque and Phoenix!

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Wow, I’m so excited! These are the dates for each city. Exact times, venues and other details will be announced soon. There will be other amazing artists too. Come and see us. On the Baby Tattoo Books roadshow!

Monday, May 13 – Las Vegas ( 7-9 pm at Trifecta Gallery)
Tuesday, May 14 – Salt Lake City (7:00 – 9:00 pm at Night Flight Comics)
Wednesday, May 15 – Denver
Friday-Sunday, May 17-19 – Kansas City (Spectrum Live)
Monday, May 20 – Albuquerque
Tuesday, May 21 – Phoenix

Tallinn – I’m coming! (with the dolls)

Wednesday, November 07th, 2012

Over the last 9 days I’ve been making my way North to Estonia from the sunny Italy, stopping over in Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Finland on the way. Tomorrow I will finally arrive in Tallinn to take part in the Shocking Art of Dolls exhibition at the Estonian Doll Art house. It is a month long show, but Enchanted Doll is making a special appearance there only for the 1st opening week, and then we’re heading home.

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I will be there in person from the preview opening on Nov 9th, also 10th, 11th and evenings on the 12th and 13th. While there, I will be signing 100 copies of the Russian language Enchanted Doll book. (Волшебные Куклы Марины Бычковой). So, if you are in Tallinn, come and see me, pick up a copy and get a personalized signature.

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See you there!

Resin Enchanted Dolls-Launch!

Monday, October 01st, 2012

I am so happy to finally be able to present to you, the long-awaited line of Resin Enchanted Doll! The official launch is in Moscow, Russia on Oct 4-7th at the 8th annual Doll Salon exhibition, along with the launch of the Russian language edition of Enchanted Doll book! This is so exciting!

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Also, a big Thanks for all your naming suggestions! So many pretty names. I chose Serafina. I couldn’t pick just one though, so I made a short list of my favorites and gave them to the 15 of the first resin dolls going to Russia tomorrow. Here they all are:

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Being new at painting resin dolls, I was learning a lot. To experiment with different painting techniques and features, I painted each doll face a little bit differently; tweaking eyebrows, changing eye shapes and playing with boundaries of lips to find the essence of Enchanted Dolls in resin. These dolls are all prototypes from which I will be painting in the future.

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After the shows in Russia and Italy, Resin line wait list will go in effect, and those of you who’ve been on it, will be given priority to order a resin doll.

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So, what do you guys think? Any favorites?

Autumn 2012 Events Announcement

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Dear Friends, autumn is always a busy time for me. Art shows, fashion shows and doll shows tend to take place around this time and that’s when I usually take Enchanted Doll on the road too. Right now I’m preparing for three events in three countries and have some really exciting news for you! Here is the scoop in a nutshell.

Speaking at the Emily Carry University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, September 28th 2012

Using a compact and dynamic presentation format called Pecha-Kucha (chit-chat), I’ll be giving a short (5 min) talk accompanied by 10 slides, along with 9 other Emily Carr alumni about my life and times as an artist since graduation. Anyone can attend this lecture, but you have to register here to reserve a spot. There will be some mingling and drinking afterwards. Come and see me and 9 others of my kind talk about ourselves!

International Doll Salon in Moscow, Russia, October 4-7th 2012

I’ve got two awesome things prepared for this event. First, I will be there in person to launch the first Russian-language edition of the Enchanted Doll art book! Awesome. Second, I will also be premiering a limited and experimental line of Resin Enchanted Dolls! Awesome, awesome. Only 20 resin dolls will be available at this convention. Also for the first time along with the dolls, I’ll be bringing my collection of Enchanted Doll jewelery, such as lanterns, hand and face pendants etc, with me as well. Come and see me and my new projects! More info coming soon.

Pieceno Fashion Doll Convention in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, October 26-28th 2012

I feel very honored to have been invited as special guest to show my traveling porcelain collection at the new Pieceno fashion doll convention in Italy! And as a special treat to my Italian collectors, I will be premiering twenty Resin dolls there too! Alongside with Enchanted Doll jewelery and souvenirs. Come and see me and my dolls there!

Although it’s going to be a jam-packed autumn, I am very excited about being a part of these events, as they represent a fulfillment of long time goals, dreams and projects.

Stand by for more info.

Enchanted Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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At 3 years old, I first heard the tale of the Little Red Riding Hood. At 6 years old, I made my first jointed doll. At 10 years old, I promised myself that one day I’d make a beautiful Little Red Hood doll. At 30 years old, I finally made it. It took me 27 years to go full circle. I feel like I’ve touched the origin of my being.

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Do you want more pictures?

Enchanted Doll Book – Second Edition

Wednesday, July 04th, 2012

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The Second Edition of the Enchanted Doll book is sold out at this time. For those of you that ordered it, they will not be available for shipping until at least mid-August (they are still being printed). You will be contacted by email when your copy has been sent out.

Thanks to everyone that ordered!