I’m Back!

11 years ago 15
Posted in: travels


There is no place like home.

Hello, hello, hello. I’m back from my European travels to my beautiful Vancouver. It’ been gloomy and rainy for 4 days straight since my return, but I love it. This weather is very conducive to working. My studio feels so much more cozy and warm when I hear the rush of rain and leaves outside my window.

It’s time for me to go back to work. I’m still recovering from flu I picked up while in Vienna or London (or could be anywhere for that matter), as well as very jet legged and slightly disoriented when it comes to day and night. For some reason I always find it much harder to re-adjust to Pacific time than to any other time zone. On the other hand, I love waking up while it’s still dark. The day feels so much longer and more productive this way.

My trip was amazing, naturally. Aside from getting extremely ill at the worst possible time, right before the big show, everything went swimmingly. Chad and I met lots of amazing people and made new friends. I want to express our gratitude to our gracious and generous hosts who provided us with housing throughout this trip: Helene in Paris, Ilona in London, Elita in Vienna and Strychnin gallery staff in Cologne -Thank you. What a great time we had! Also, we got to meet and hang out with some local fans and clients of Enchanted Doll, and that was pretty amazing too. Thank you as well.

Starting Monday I’m going back to working on orders, but only part time, with the larger chunk of my time dedicated to working on new projects and developing new material for my upcoming shows, primarily, the big solo show in Berlin in 2010. Meanwhile I’ve got lots of pictures from the trip to organize and post. There will also be a few updates to the site as well that I’ve been wanting to do for ages, but couldn’t get around to it. So much to do……

Stay tuned for the pictures and some stories from the trip.

15 Responses

  1. Eiko says:

    Welcome back! I’m glad that your trip to Europe was such a wonderful experience. It was great meeting you at Artfair 21.

    Hope you recover from that flu very, very soon.

  2. annina says:

    it’s nice to read you again, i’m glad you’re home safe and sound and hope you two recover from the flu soon!
    i think i would feel the same way, waking up when it’s still dark sounds cool! and i feel the same about the weather too, i like it when it’s cloudy and rainy!
    i hope to be able to meet you next year in your solo show!

  3. Crystal says:

    Welcome back! Vacations are great but they truely make you appreciate your home even more! It really is true that there is no place like home no matter what. Can’t wait for pictures and stories!

  4. Corinna says:

    Hey Marina, Welcome back :) I hope you had a wonderful vacation, besides catching the flu. The way you talk about Van makes me so homesick but I will be there myself in just 10 days. I am super excited!

    Can’t wait to see all you pictures! Take care!

  5. noxy says:

    Welcome back Marina! Safe to say we all missed you! Hehe.

    Ya know, I have a friend who travels often, and she says her home timezone is the hardest to readjust to as well. She thinks it’s because her subconscious mind KNOWS that she’s home and thinks she has all the time in the world to get back on schedule. Hehehe.

    Anyhoo, Can’t WAIT to see what you have in store for the rest of the year, and next year! It’s all so exciting!!

  6. aneemal says:

    Welcome home :)

  7. giperborea says:

    So good to have you back! We definetely missed you! Get well soon!

  8. Leah says:

    Well I’m glad your trip went well, despite the getting sick part :P Welcome back :D

  9. shasha says:

    Welcome back Marina:)makesure have a good rest and get well soon:)


  10. Maura says:

    It’s great to have news from you.
    Sorry for the flu…it’s easy to get sick while traveling…but now you are back at home and will be well in no time. I am glad you overall enjoyed your trip and the show. Welcome back!

  11. Ruth says:

    Welcome back, Marina! ♥

  12. Olga says:

    Hello Marina, welcome back!=)
    I went to see the dolls last Sunday and was really hoping to see you too. So I think I came and checked Strychnin’s stand for about 5 times hoping you’d show up.=) It was incredible to see the dolls anyway and I really enjoyed the fair. Thank you!

  13. daniseyu says:

    hey,im glad your trip was nice
    im a fan of you from china,you are awesome!

  14. maria regina says:

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