Doll

I have been working on Coral since last summer. I was experimenting with the movement, as I already wrote in my previous blog entry. Several heads and limbs were destroyed, before I finally reached what I was aiming for. Except then she is a real cutie, Coral can do several things which my previous dolls could not do. She can turn her head towards the sides. Her neck is bendable. She can bend her legs. She can sit unaided. All these are possible, first of all, because she is completely needle...

It was hard to find a name for this girl. She is a calm one who does not like to speak for herself too much. She is rather there (very present that you cannot "not recognize" her) and observes everything around her. You have to be calm and a good listener in order to get to know her. At one moment she seems to be very fragile, a second later she looks at you through her sapphire blue eyes and looks like an old tree that no one could bend. It took me couple of weeks to finish her, several trials...

Everyone is talking about Berlin Street Style in the last years. Berlin is the center of “Street Style” in Europe. It looks like, as if you go out without taking a shower and combing your hair, but in reality you have spent at least a week on what you would wear on a certain moment on the street, not mentioning how much money you have spent for your wardrobe. On the one hand it is sometimes stressing not to know if you are “street styled” enough, but on the other hand it helps a lot if...

Today, Hazel and I had a photo shooting appointment! It was so much fun with her as a model!

I always told to myself, there are two characters I would not make as a doll maker. Frida Kahlo and Mermaids. Not that I like them. I indeed love both characters, but also thought that the world does not need one more Frida 😆 Anyway, as life usually proves you that your thoughts are worthless, I am here now making mermaids 😄 ...

January is the month for paper work for me. Doing book keeping, taxes, making new plans, etc... There is less room for creative activity to be honest. At most I take pictures of my dolls, who have been waiting for a calm moment for photo-shooting. It was very inspiring to make some shots of my lovely Mira in front of one of my latest paintings helped a lot against that January gray. Colour splash over the dark clouds....

My mother in law was visiting us yesterday evening. Somehow we started to talk about my dolls, and she mentioned the "Ice Queen" for an example: -The doll you made last year for your daughter. The one with the white hair ... My daughter who was sitting with us, and of course listening everything, interrupted her. -Which one? -The one you got for Christmas last year, the fairy with the wing -I don't know which one you mean? (Somewhat irritated) I intervened a bit surprised that she could not...

The doll making workshop from last weekend was a lot of fun. I felt happy to spent two days and 12 Hours with these creative and talented ladies. Read more to see more pictures and the story.


My daughter heard about the Ice Queen (a Walt Disney film, but she doesn't know about the film) She had been wishing the "Ice Queen" for Christmas. I didn't want to buy her one of those kind of barbie looking plastic figures. I had asked her how she thought the Ice Queen was looking like. She told me about her fantasy Ice Queen. This is what came out. She was very happy that Santa knew exactly what she wanted My husband call it a Waldorf Barbie, but it is still a good compromise, right? :)