Dolls and Diplomats

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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

  1. Cjoy says:

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

  2. Lauren says:

    ^What Cjoy said! :) Congrats!

  3. Laura says:

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

  4. Amal says:

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

  5. a says:

    I sorta assumed you were a Canadian citizen…

  6. Merri says:

    Mr. Bardin must just love his job!!

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

  8. Marina says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  11. maria soares says:

    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 says:

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

  13. MollyTheWanderer says:

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

  14. a says:

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

  15. Jayne Wourms says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  18. Crystal says:

    Very interesting!

  19. DeNetdra says:

    Aww that is so awesome

  20. eaven says:

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

  21. angelalikestoeatberries says:

    what is your dream ?

  22. omri says:

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

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