Holiday Fun on the lake

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Happy New Year!

Chad and I spent the remainder of the Old Year with two dozen of our old friends from high school and university, on a week-long vacation in the remote winter wonderland of British Columbian Interior. It was so cold! We ice skated on the frozen lake, played hockey, skied and I had lots of down time to lay around in the cozy log cabin, drink Baileys-spiked hot chocolate and read the Golden Compass. We celebrated the last moments of 2010 and the first minutes of 2011 by going out onto the dark, frozen expanse of the lake to watch the incredibly bright stars, have fireworks and drink champagne, which quickly froze in the -20°C. I saw 3 falling stars and made three wishes for the new year. It was wonderful!

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I didn’t make any dolls this week, but i did get to paint real people, when one night someone approached me with a box of face paint and a request to paint his face for fun. While I made him into a bunny-butterfly (a very dangerous and totally real creature), there formed a line up of others who wanted their face done. I spent the night painting my friends into bears, tigers, scarred pirates and other strange creatures. It was my work fix for the week and it was awesome!

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Now I’m back and itching for some doll painting. Luckily there is never a shortage of projects around here and I’ve got lots of things planned and in progress. I’ve been keeping them a secret from you, but it’s time I begin to reveal them one by one. There are some announcements coming up regarding shows, birthday contest, new dolls and other things- so stay tuned!

It will be a great year!

37 Responses

  1. Suok69 says:

    Marina, its so wonderful that you are back and ready to rrrrumble. I can not wait for your surprises, i hope they are very good one. Three wishing stars. Wow. I hope this year will bring loads of luck to you, to all ED fans and to me as well.

  2. Annina says:

    ha i knew you have secrets, and so looking forward to hear and see about them bit by bit!

    Happy New Year to you and Chad and all the best wishes for 2011! ♥

  3. Astera says:

    Happy new year! Keep the surprises coming! :)

  4. Amal says:

    Yay for more shows! Yay for another contest! and yay for new dolls! — hehehe those were my three wishes for the new year! :ppp

    Nice to see you having so much fun! Tho I don’t think you followed the facepainting book correctly… the bunny-butterfly is much scarier than that!! :D

  5. kelly says:

    Sounds and looks like you had a ton of fun! Face paintnig is fun. I have a friend who brought me Sharpies and requested I draw on her feet! Did you like the Golden Compass? I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to artistically, you always have these amazing projects that you’ve been laboring over that seem to magically appear before our eyes here on the blog! Do share!!! Now!!!

    Please:)

  6. Kimmi says:

    That last picture is just priceless Marina, simply hilarious. And I’m so excited for whatever surprises you have in store, I just love it when you keep secrets!

  7. Crystal says:

    Looking forward to a great year! Enchanted dolls really adds excitement to everyday life! Can’t wait to see the new dolls. :)

  8. Jayne Wourms says:

    I am sure we are all holding our collective breath waiting for any announcements from Camp Enchanted doll. Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a wonderful week.

  9. I guess good news will do me some good. Need something to cheer me up…… thank you!

  10. Orangey says:

    Sounds like a wonderful (and cold, yes, cold) time! Happy New Year! The face painting looks wonderful, haha.

    My heart leaped at that last bit about secrets, I am so looking forward to all of those treats you have up your sleeve. Birthday contest, yessssss!

  11. secretsssss! staying tuned!!

    Loved reading about your cold new years. We drank champagne too, but ours was consumed in the heat with our toes dug into the sand and the waves crashing on the sandy shore…

    happy new year : )

  12. Cyriaque-L says:

    Happy New Year ! Nice pictures ! You had great time with your friends, that’s so great !

  13. Jon Songserm says:

    Happy new year !!!
    I alway wonder about snow, I never , ever have a chance to see snow.

  14. Nada says:

    Dear Marina,
    it might be my cache but somehow your new blog entries are never announced on your main page.
    Grretings!

  15. Manü says:

    Hi Marina,

    I wish you a Happy and Healthy New year, may you accomplish all your project and creation during 2011, waithing to hear for more, more, more beauties
    to enchanted us.

  16. Biscuitbear says:

    Glad to hear you and Chad had a good time. Sounds more invigorating than my holiday spent sleeping, eating, reading and playing with Sasha on pixiehollow.com! It’s not getting any better this week as it’s epiphany time – king’s cake time and I run from bakery to bakery to sample the goods and try to find beautiful cake charms!
    And I can’t wait for the new annnoucements – what have you been making, I wonder!

  17. giperborea says:

    Dear Marina and Chad, Happy New Year to you!

  18. Jean says:

    looks like lots of fun :) i´m looking forward to see the surprise :)

  19. Valeira says:

    Oooo I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. And I’m glad you had a rillient new year… The face painting looks fun, can I have one???

  20. Kamila says:

    Face painting can be fun and very artful at times. Your holiday sounds great! Hope you got plenty of rest, you’ll need lots of energy for all the new developments :)

    Can’t wait for those announcements. So curious to see what you’re up to!

  21. Marina just an observation, is that you face painting? If so your hair is very long, and while we were watching you do Ruby if I recall your hair was short. Or am I just drinking too much…lol

  22. Marina says:

    Yup, that’s me and my hair, and it’s indeed quite long. It may seem short in some shots because shorter,loose hairs tend to fall out and create a false impression.

    Thank you everyone one for your wishes. I will do my best this year.

  23. 1. Марина восхешён вашыми куклами, но изотовошто я мальчик я живу в казахстане в городе алматы я с 10 лет мечтаю о вашей кукле даже есле она будет без окраски, я в августе ходил на гончарное искуство я слепил там части тела для куклы я уже скрипил их проволкой но я очень очень силно пожалуста не моглибы вы прислать мне одну из кукол, пусть без окраски но я вас очень прошу, я у вас про шу по то му что у меня нет токих денег чтоб купить одну из кукол. пожалуста ответи мне на мой меил- aibekkob@mail.ru

  24. марина я сижу в интернет кофе и уменя зоканчиваетса время пожалуста я вас прошу пожалуста пришлите любую куклу

  25. Mish Madison says:

    Happy 2011, Marina! BBBRRRR — Your New Year celebration sounds COLD, but like you had a wonderful time out under the stars! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this year!

  26. 1. Marina vosheshen vashymi dolls, but I izotovoshto boy I live in Kazakhstan in Almaty, I am 10 years of dreaming about your doll even esle it will be without color, in August I went to the art of pottery I’m blind there body parts for the doll I had already creaking of wire but I am very very silno mogliby please do not you send me one of the dolls, even without the color but I beg of you, I have about you in a mu shu that I have no tokih money to buy one of the dolls. please answer me to my meil- aibekkob@mail.ru

  27. Marina I’m in the Internet coffee and skills zokanchivaetsa time please, I beg you to please send any doll

  28. 1. Marina vosheshen vashymi dolls, but I izotovoshto boy I live in Kazakhstan in Almaty, I am 10 years of dreaming about your doll even esle it will be without color, in August I went to the art of pottery I’m blind there body parts for the doll I had already creaking of wire but I am very very silno mogliby please do not you send me one of the dolls, even without the color but I beg of you, I have about you in a mu shu that I have no tokih money to buy one of the dolls. please answer me to my meil- aibekkob@mail.ru

  29. Rhissanna says:

    I’m glad you understand about the Bunny-butterfly and, indeed, how very dangerous they are. We live in perilous times.

    Happy New Year

  30. Annina says:

    did your 3 wishes come true yet? i hope so! :D
    (i just randomly read here and wondered)

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