Dolls and Diplomats


Hello All!

This is not directly related to my recent projects, but does have everything to do with dolls. Rather, with my dream of the day when a doll is no longer thought of as just a toy, but a separate art form.

Last week I’ve had a the pleasure of meeting the Honorary Consul of the Russian Embassy in Canada, Mr. Bardin, had paid a visit to my studio. He can be seen in the picture holding my new rubenesque doll.
And since such serious people have begun to pay attention to dolls, it may be that my dream will soon come true!

I am doubly pleased that the Russian diplomats in Canada are interested in the life of Russian citizens abroad.

22 Responses to “Dolls and Diplomats”

  1. Cjoy
    May 1st, 2012 14:00

    Congratulations on the visit, Marina. This is great validation for an artist.

  2. Lauren
    May 1st, 2012 14:13

    ^What Cjoy said! :) Congrats!

  3. Laura
    May 1st, 2012 14:38

    Just WOW Marina!!!!!! And we are patiently waiting for the news!!!!!

  4. Amal
    May 1st, 2012 14:48

    Not just Art, dolls are serious business! ^_^
    You’re an entrepreneur as well as an Artist.

  5. a
    May 1st, 2012 15:43

    I sorta assumed you were a Canadian citizen…

  6. Merri
    May 1st, 2012 16:16

    Mr. Bardin must just love his job!!

  7. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    May 1st, 2012 19:15

    Congrats! He was lucky he got to hold her….

  8. Marina
    May 1st, 2012 19:36

    You assumed correct, I am a Canadian Citizen.
    As well as a Russian Citizen. I have the privilege of being a dual citizen.

  9. Orangey
    May 1st, 2012 21:20

    Rubenesque is so beautifully sized, not too big, not too small (height-wise).

    Wow. Your dream is coming, and in fact here. If a doll can’t be called art in this world I just don’t know..

  10. Amoreen
    May 2nd, 2012 01:08

    I am very happy for you, Marina! You deserve it! Bravo!

  11. maria soares
    May 2nd, 2012 06:01

    Dear Marina,
    i’m happy for you, but i must tell you, your dolls, are dolls, but special dolls.They are art, a sofisticate jewelery, made by hand…each piece are rich and unique….yes they’re ART, and more fantastic, we can play not only look or leave to decorate.I love your work, i dream with a day that i’ll have one doll made by you….

  12. Vocalmaid
    May 2nd, 2012 06:14

    What did he say about her?? Did he like her?)))

  13. MollyTheWanderer
    May 2nd, 2012 12:37

    I love this guys face. So happy ^_^.

  14. a
    May 2nd, 2012 18:56

    Well, both countries(Canada and Russia) are proud of you.

  15. Jayne Wourms
    May 2nd, 2012 19:16

    Isn’t that wonderful that he would come to your studio. I am so glad your dolls are being recognized as the art they truly are.

  16. 185
    May 2nd, 2012 21:35

    Congratulations on your visit! I received my copy of your book and I got number 185. Seeing all your dolls and what goes into into making them (also the story of how you started making dolls) shows these are no mere toys but intricate pieces of art. Thank you for your talent and best wishes!

  17. Annina
    May 3rd, 2012 12:38

    congrats Marina, and may your dream come true!
    in my mind it already has!

  18. Crystal
    May 5th, 2012 17:21

    Very interesting!

  19. DeNetdra
    May 6th, 2012 18:53

    Aww that is so awesome

  20. eaven
    May 7th, 2012 03:48

    Gratuluji a velice obdivuji VaÅ¡i nádhernou tvorbu, nejen panenky, ale i vyšívané kostýmy, Å¡perky – nádhera. Jste výjimečná žena.

  21. angelalikestoeatberries
    May 7th, 2012 07:02

    what is your dream ?

  22. omri
    August 5th, 2012 05:51

    well, duhh of course it’s a form of art,
    if someone says otherwise they are idiots.