I’ve decided to write a book. About my dolls.
I’m working on putting together the visual material and compiling the information i want to accompany the images. I’m also pulling up concept sketches and work in progress for every costumed doll project I’ve done and hope to do before the release of the book to go along with the finished piece and show evolution of the doll from idea to drawing to porcelain and jewels.
Needles to say i’m really excited about this! My goal is to complete and publish the book in time for my solo show, which gives me 7 months. Not very long, but oh well. I’ll do my best.
This book will pretty much sum up my work up to the time of the show. I’m also tossing around the idea of either somehow doing it in two languages, or publishing a full Russian language version.
And even though i haven’t even completed my first book, I’m already thinking about the second and a much more challenging book to publish. I’d like to illustrate a very famous fairy tale with my dolls as well as drawn illustrations. I will need to make much more than the full “cast” of characters in this fairy tale, I’ll also have to make props to set up the scenes for the dolls. I have no doubt that i can do it all, it’s only a matter of time.
But, first things first.
I could use some input from Enchanted Doll admirers as to what they would particularly like to see in this book besides the beautiful portraits of the dolls. So feel free to suggest anything, it just might make it into the book.