“Fragility” Teaser

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After months of insane work pace and incredible mental strain, Chad and I are finally in Berlin, resting up before the show. There is still work to do though, as I have to unpack  and set up the dolls and give some media interviews scheduled by the gallery. But it’s a very pleasant and easy type of work compared to what’s already been accomplished. This is what relief feels like.

Above is a sneak crop of a one of a kind tattooed doll from the show. Her removable hair combs are Sterling Silver replicas of the kingfisher ornaments. You might have seen them before in my “Gemini” shot. I bought them in a second hand shop thinking they were authentic kingfisher, but they turned out to be fakes. I re-cast them in Sterling silver and painted them in with synthetic enamel in a pointalist style to mimic that rich texture and iridescence, characteristic to authentic kingfisher jewelry. I love how they turned out.

Tomorrow I’ll post something from the show set up.

21 Responses

  1. Paula F says:

    just pefrect, I can’t wait to see more of her, and I’m first, hurray! :D it’s 2am here :P

  2. Crystal says:

    Harrah, Harrah, things are starting to happen! I adore those heavy lidded and delicious amber brown eyes. The hair and combs are to die for! I.. Must.. have.. more…..

  3. Elusive says:

    I’ve got ants in my pants just thinking about going to Berlin for this showcase of new, one-of-a-kind dolls.

  4. Eva says:

    Wow… I am totally mesmerized by her eyes. (And those combs are amazing. I want some full sized for my hair!)

    I’m glad your hard work is about to pay off. I know how painful it can be to struggle for weeks on end to meet a creative deadline. I hope you’ve allowed yourself a few days off after the show. You definitely deserve them!

  5. Orangey says:

    Ahh, yes! Finally an update on the show! Good to hear you two arrived safely in Berlin, hope you can get in a lot of rest. I’m so excited for you, you’ll blow everyone away with your new creations.

    I’m actually tantalized by this beauty in your teaser, it looks like you’re taking a new direction in your art and painting, her eyes are really stunning! The color is beautiful. And the headpiece is fantastic, I absolutely love how you’ve painted it.

    So excited. I’ll be at your show in spirit.

  6. Patty says:

    She is gorgeous and I LOVE the pins in her hair!
    I look forward to seeing more of her and hearing about the show!

  7. Jayne Wourms says:

    Stunning!, as always. Hope you aren’t to jet lagged to enjoy everything. I am so looking forward to all the pictures and feedback from the show and to see the little beauty behind those hauntingly beautiful eyes.

  8. swdolls says:

    Can’t wait to see what this white hair doll looks like. Is it another Cixi? ?:)

  9. Sandra says:

    Wow Marina, thoses eyes are incredible !! The color is so special… This ruby color remind me vampires.

    And I love her eyebrows. I can’t wait to see more of her and all your other dolls of course !!

  10. Biscuitbear says:

    What beautiful, subtle eyes she has. You really are getting better and better. And the hair ornaments are stunning.

  11. The Old Maid says:

    Can we see more, please, please, please!;) Love her eyes and the jewellery:)

  12. daniseyu says:

    cant wait to see more pics!

  13. Jayne says:

    Have a fantastic show. Say hello to all the forumites you meet (and don’t spend too much time locked in the toilet ;))
    I am really looking forward to see the results of yet more of your hard work.
    Jayne xx

  14. Amarilli says:

    This eye color is magic… :) so lovely !
    Lucky those who will be at your show physically to see all your new creations.
    But I bet many more will be there enjoying it, only not physically (thanks technology!!!).
    What an exciting moment it must be for you and Chad! Hugs and joy !

  15. Alexandra says:

    Beautiful eyes!…

  16. kelly says:

    She’s beautiful, but the eyes just look brown on my monitor. Can’t wait to see all the dolls! Have fun, Marina and Chad, congrats on all the hard work and the rewards!

  17. Hazel says:

    OHMIGOD! *spazzes* That doll looks amazing!
    I’m so excited to see all the dolls for the show! What I wouldn’t give to be in Berlin to see them in person!

  18. Kamila says:

    Wish I could be there to see her in person and finally meet you, too. I’m absolutely certain the show will be an amazing success and I hope you’ll enjoy the trip!

  19. Linda says:

    I am happy that you two made it there ok. Have a great show. I am sure there will be many more to come. I look forward to all of your pics. Have fun!!


  20. God I wish I were there! But I told a friend who lives in Berlin to see your show at all costs!

  21. Astera says:

    These eyes are fantastic! The doll…to die for! Congratulations and have fun!

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