Enchanted Doll on Doll Reader cover!

10 years, 8 months ago 28
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Yey, here is the cover of the April issue of Doll Reader Magazine. Isn’t she pretty? There is also a spread on developing my resin line in the magazine.

That’s so awesome that the very first resin doll i make also ends up on a magazine cover! I usually spend so much time painstakingly setting up every single shot and framing and composing, but this photo was taken so spontaneously and quickly that I probably spent a total of 2.5 minutes on it. And it turned out beautifully and even made a cover. I realize that there must be some sort of choosing criteria or politics that determine what makes the cover and what doesn’t, but it still reminds me that sometimes the best thing to do is just relax and let creative flow take its course instead of forcefully and agonizingly pulling ‘brilliant’ ideas out of your brain like wisdom teeth, in search for that perfect solution. Sometimes the perfect solution is the first thing that comes to your mind.

Which, in turn reminds me that I should probably go with my first instinct on the Cosmos Exploratum project. I feel like I’ve been going in circles with that one.

I’m slowly working on more resin prototypes and will be posting new updates soon. Right now I’m splitting my time between creating a new body of work for my upcoming solo show in Berlin and organizing the resin line production. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Anyway. Pick up a copy of the April issue  of Doll Reader so that you have something I can sign next time we meet. I’ll wear my big sunglasses, and Chad will wear a dark suit and an ear piece. Also sunglasses.

28 Responses

  1. Eiko says:

    How exciting!! I’m really looking forward to hearing more about your resin line.

  2. katui says:

    i love this photo. would be great if you develop joint mechanical stuff water-proof.

  3. noxy says:

    Heee, the last paragraph made me giggle. I read the article in Doll Reader. I loved it and the pictures. I have faith that your Cosmos Exploratum project will turn out beautifully. Because Marina is teh aw3some!!!11!!1

  4. Anasasia says:

    Your dolls are amazing! I’ve been following your work for more than a year and hope one day to have on of your dolls!
    Btw, good luck with Vodyanova-like doll, would like to see it soon :)

  5. Anastasia says:

    Oh, btw, happy international women day if you still celebrate it! :)

  6. Hazel says:

    Oh wow! Congratulations! I’ll try to see if one of the local magazine dealers carries DollReader(I managed to pick up an old DollReader issue once but I never saw them in the same stand again.) You know, just in case I am fortunate enough to one day run into you and Chad in your sunglasses. B)

  7. It is a fantastic shot…. beautiful close up of her… shows off all her delicate and fine features…

    I’m on the edge of my seat to hear about all the updates and news and previews!!!

  8. How thrilling for ED. I’m really looking forward to seeing what sculpts you create for this resin line. It sounds like it is a dream come true for you.

    As far as taking the “perfect” shot… I can’t tell you how many times we’ve taken a dozen shots for our Christmas cards, only to choose the very first shot! LOL! Glad my kids haven’t disowned us yet.

  9. Lisa says:

    The cover turned out beautifully!

  10. Jayne Wourms says:

    I was considering putting on my pj’s but now there are magazines to be bought. Must get out to Chapters!!!

  11. kelly says:

    She is pretty. I am looking forward to getting a copy.

    I find that my first thumbnail in a series or my first sketch of any idea is almost always my favorite and has the most feeling.

  12. Rachel Bjork says:

    I am in LOVE with your porcelain style dolls, and the resin is almost as beautiful, but it lacks that ‘glow’ porcelain gives.
    Nonetheless, she is still AMAZING.
    I have such a love for these dolls that I will NEVER be able to look at any other style of doll and feel the same, my mind will just come back to these AWESOME pieces of art.
    I am hoping, and sometime soon, to some day proudly own a piece of your art, I’ll wait years if I have to!
    I’m a new fan and I plan to follow your progress and be madly in love with your dolls!

  13. Silvana says:

    Is so beautiful your resin doll, They dont lost the suavity and beauty i can see in yours porcelain dolls. Adorable doll, adorable picture!!! You are the best!!!!!

  14. ola says:

    WoW, congratulations on the cover.

  15. sfhope says:

    Congratulations!! I’m off to find the magazine….Carol

  16. joan says:

    she’s beautiful. going out today and picking up a copy. cant wait!

  17. Maura says:

    Congratulations for the beautiful shot and the cover!

  18. Kamila says:

    Lovely article, read it about an hour ago. Congratulations and looking forward to all the future developments, too! :D

  19. Eva says:

    She is so sweet on the cover. It was defintely a serindipidous photo. :)

    I hope you have time to put up more pictures of the resin dolls after your birthday so we can all drool over them. They have a different kind of beauty than your other dolls, but I’m loving them more with every picture.

  20. 大肥云 says:

    wish pretty Marina and beautiful dolls always have good time(*^__^*)

  21. Jill Jackson says:

    Marina & All

    It is always a joy to work with your dolls. Their mystery and beauty make them a perfect cover choice and the fact that they are now being produced in resin is very intersting news for our readers.

    If anyone has difficulty finding Doll Reader on the stands, please feel free to contact DR directly via Marina’s link and order it, or call me at 502-228-5129.

    Jill Jackson, Editor at Large, Doll Reader

  22. Nin says:

    Congrats on the cover! Looking forward to seeing the issue :)

  23. one of the last paragraphs of the article let slip that you will be working with nati again for the “pencil tin” boxes that the resin dolls will be nestled in.

    All I have to say is: WOOHOO :-D

  24. Eve says:

    ooo… is this your first doll with real eyelashes? beautiful!

  25. Sara says:

    I ran right out to get it. Then I realized that it is still only March! lol

  26. You are a master, and I appreciate your talent so much. The article was so well done, very enjoyable to read, and your dolls are truly works of art.

  27. triozona says:

    Странное ощущение охватывает… Словно.. это заключенные в фарфор потерянные души, потерявшие любовь… Великолепно!!!

  28. Sonia Anne S says:

    April Doll Reader will no doubt catch everyone’s eye! The Doll on the Cover is exquisite!! Her headpiece is ever so beautiful!

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