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Wacky Wednesday: Enchanted Doll, Dolls by Marina Bychkova

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Enchanted Doll, doll’s by Marina Bychkova, a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and founder of Enchanted Doll™- a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls. are nothing short of what she calls her site. Enchanting, yet another great find from my travels in the Pinterest realm.

Most people know I love dolls, but more in particular dolls produced in the style of what I call, the “Barbie” look. Dolls for the most part considered outrageous and not good role models for little girls. Well folks, these dolls I would say are NOT for little girls or boys, but for the adult minded that take great care and pride in displaying these gems of exquisite artistry. These dolls are enchanting fairy tales brought to life for the serious connoisseur of things beautiful.

These dolls are made with great care from ceramics, bendable, movable dolls crafted with great detail paying strict attention to the colour of the skin and make-up, the accessories used to adorn them, fabrics for the costumes, realistic hair, and facial expressions. Even the genitalia is expertly painted and detailed! Yes she creates dolls that are beautifully nude, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, dressed beyond compare. Fantasy is not something she shies away from.

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These creations are sensual and sexy, innocently powerful creations that evoke feelings of an era long since gone by.

In her words;

“I love making dolls because it allows me to work with several mediums at once. Making dolls is a creative process that combines the disciplines of industrial design, sculpting, ceramics, painting, engineering, drawing, engraving, jewelry making and textiles. It generates a whole that is greater and richer than the sum of each comprising medium put together.

I make dolls because I long for wholeness. I want it all or nothing.”

She even has a statement devoted to the care and play of these creatures, “Doll Preservation“.

If your interested in knowing more about the artist herself and how she does this, her blog is chock full of videos, photos, and play by plays of some of her works in progress. She even offers up auctions on E-Bay from time to time.

However, don’t expect to get these for a song and a dance her last auction sold at $80,100.00, so you better be a serious collector for get in on this action.

Wacky Wednesday: Dolls By The Popovy Sisters

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Wacky Wednesday isn’t just about things wacky in the world of sex, sexuality, and sextoys, it’s also about the wild and wonderful in the art world of things sexy and erotic, and have I got one for you!popovy-lingerie-01

The Popovy sisters of Perm, Russia are award winning creators of dolls that would put Barbie and her world of plastic overindulgence to shame. Twin sisters that are fashion designers and artists took up doll making in 2004, part of an interest in human form that grew to include small collections of 10-14 dolls in each. The dolls are painstakingly hand crafted and sold to buyers around the world.

Their attention to detail is astounding, right down to the doll’s facial expressions, features, poses, and even the female genitalia. The women produce one collection a year and revel in the reactions the audience members produce at their gallery openings. (more…)