Dear Enchanted Doll Fans:
My Christmas gift to you this year is not only the launch of that elusive resin line, but also an ebay auction of a Porcelain nude doll!
It’s been almost a year since my last ebay auction, and I thought that perhaps it’s time to hold another one for my poster girl Ruby. It’s been a long time since I had made a Ruby, but she is one of my most beloved dolls and I really look forward to working on her again. I’m casting the parts today and plan to work around the clock in order to hold the auction around November 25th. That way she can arrive to her new owner just in time for Christmas. Gift wrapped and everything.
I’ll be posting shots of Ruby at every stage of the process as she progresses towards completion, so that you can get acquainted with her as she is born.
I have a special fondness for bronze cast pieces. These are the dolls from my own collection, wearing their bronze crowns. I’m going to add my favorite crow helmet to it soon. I like to keep a prototype of everything I make (when possible)in my own collection, so as to assemble a decent Enchanted Doll traveling exhibition sometime down the road. One of a a kind costumed pieces are impossible to reproduce of course, as replicating something that takes months to create would drive me insane, but that’s what makes them so special after all.
I think that the snow flake crown looks better when combined with this Sulamith Wulfing-inspired, printed ‘peasant’ dress. It makes it look even more Russian. Yeah, I think I’ll keep her just like this.
Finally my autumn travels, otherwise known as Time Zone Hopping, are over. We went through 5 different time zones in less than three weeks, and by the time we got home, I was very confused as to where or when I was. It took me a week to sleep offÂ the worst jet leg I’ve ever had, and when I finally woke up, I was very happy that it was not at yet another airport.
Highlights of the trip are: Louis Vuitton runway show in Paris, Doll Expo visit in Moscow and a meeting with Nick Knight at ShowStudio in London about a super exciting future collaboration project. It was a very exhausting, but prolific trip.
I won’t bore you with my traveling photos here, though if you’re interested, you can always check them out on flickr.
I’m getting ready for the arrival of the first resin parts this week, as I can’t wait to begin working on the first Christmas batch. I’m nervous with anticipation and hope that everything will go smoothly. I’ll be announcing all the detail pertaining to the Christmas sale within 1-3 weeks.
Now that I’m back, I should be posting regularly again. There are some new doll pics you might like to see in a couple of days.
I originally intended for this to be a night robe of sorts, but then it somehow evloved. It could still work as a fancy night robe and be dressed up or dressed down. Love the flower combs. I think I’ll try doing more colors.
The face of Vega
Vega is a very bright star located in the constellation of Lyra only 25 light years from Earth. Fourteen thousand years ago it used to be our North Pole star and will be so again in another eleven thousand years. Meanwhile it’s still one of the most brilliant stars in our night sky, captivating our imagination and inspiring a magical sense of wonder at the mysteries of the universe.
The face Andromeda
Andromeda is a captivatingly beautiful and mysterious, spiral galaxy approximately two and a half million light years from Earth. It was named after princess Andromeda from Greek mythology, who was also breathtakingly beautiful. The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching the Milky Way Galaxy at around 140 km per second and is expected to collide with us in approximately 4.5 billion years, perhaps creating a new, elliptical galaxy. Maybe then we will discover some of the secrets it hides within its luminous haze.
The face of Cassiopeia
In Greek Mythology Queen Cassiopeia was Andromeda’s mother. She was a vain and proud woman who boasted of her striking beauty, earning herself the wrath of the gods. Today, Cassiopeia is a constellation of the northern sky, whose distinct W shape dominates the skies with her presence and like a beautiful queen, commands the admiration of all who gaze at her.
More new resin dolls coming in December.
This is just a little something from my doll closet. It’s Sapphire wearing an extra casting of the two-horned helmet. Did I mention that this helmet was inspired by my beloved artist Sulamith Wulfing?
This one appears to be one of her earlier drawings from when she was only 27 years old, prctically the same age as me. I’m 28.
I’ve always loved this particular drawing not just for its haunting beauty, but because it contains the stylistic characteristics of both her earlier, as well as her later work; it captures the gradual transition between styles, like a still frame of her creative process and represents a moment in time whenÂ Sulamith’s distict and unique style was beginning to truly establish and solidify itself into its mature form.
I value this little drawing because it’s like a nostalgic, Polaroid snap shot of Sulamith’s Wulfing search for her creative identity and her own creative language of symbols with which to express her fantastical inner world.
One day I hope to make a spiritual pilgrimage to her home in Germany, to experience for myself the place where she had lived, worked and died, and to be close to her original paintings, which are still hanging on the walls of her house. I hope that I may see the original of this drawing as well.
I still have to find out where exactly her home is located. All I know is that it’s in the Eilberfeld disctict of Wuppertal, on the slope above river Gelpe. Her address is not exactly advertised. Google Maps tells me that there is a street named Sulamith-Wulfing Strasse in the city, but I’m not sure if that’s in the same place as her home.Â If I can’t find it, then I’m fully prepared to just go to Wuppertal and wonder around town asking strangers if they know where Sulamith Wulfing’s house is. I’m sure I’ll get a lead eventually.
Perhaps one among you, my dear readers, may have visited the house of this amazing aritst and knows where and how it can be visited? I would appreciate any help in finding my way to Sulamith Wulfing-the source of my inspiration.
Experimenting with different looks for Noire.
I even made one wig in acrylic hair to mix things up a bit.
Which one is your favorite?
I’m pleased to announce that the Enchanted Doll tins have finally arrived and are now available for purchase!
It took four of us just over an hour to unload an entire container of these, but the next day I was sore all over and covered in bruises. A big thank you to our helpers- we would have there all day without you, and I would have been even more bruised.
Those of you who are interested in owning one or several of these beautiful tins can now place your order by emailing us at email@example.com with the text “ED tin order” in the subject line.
Chad and I are leaving on October 2nd and will be gone most of month, so we only have two weeks to take and mail out your box orders before we go. We’ll do as many as we can manage, but feel free to place your requests while we’re away and we can process and ship them out once we return in late October/ early November.
Boxes are $49.00 CND each. Shipping will be quoted to your specific location and will depend on the number of boxes you want. If you are a Canadian resident in another province there is a 5% tax depending on which province you are in exactly. No taxes for international orders. Shipping is world wide.
Feel free to email us with any questions about the boxes.