Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year 2016! This new Chinese year started February 7 here in North America and will be finish next year, on January 27. This marks the Chinese year or lunar year, of the red fire monkey! This huge festival is celebrated not only in China, but is also widely popular among other Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The New Year Festival in over centuries old and is based on several myths and traditions were regional and traditional costumes are worn during the festivities. Homes are decorated with gorgeous red paper designs and sometimes gold, were religious or myth symbols are featured.  This is also the perfect occasion for many Chinese people to go visit their families for the annual dinner, especially workers who live in big cities. There is an old saying that each family must clean their house in order to sweep away ill-fortune in order to have good luck! Do I believe in these superstitions? Of course I do! What about you guys?

 

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Agnès with Fukiko & Betty!

*WARNING! SOME NUDITY IS FEATURED IN THIS POST. PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Bonjour everyone! Two days ago, my dear Agnès was introduced to you wigged! Speaking of wigs, the hair used was synthetic, I have used it, to mimic natural black hair. Also, I changed my way on making wigs. They now look a bit more natural and I use 85% of the time fine quality human hair and the other 15% is a mix of human and mohair. In a future, I will elaborate more on the subject with a another doll… For tonight’s post, I decided to present Agnès with two of my previous dolls, Fukiko & Betty. It was important for me to present her and compare her with other dolls that I created in the past, because yes, in my own point of view, Agnès looks different from my old dolls. For one, she’s taller and more linear. Two, her face looks more women like and her features are little bit more “realistic”, in other word less cartoon like! I sculpted her in being aware that I needed to make a more mature doll, rather than childish looking one. Though a few past dolls also look more women like, Rachelle, Aglahé and Beatrice come to mind, however with Agnès, I went more deeply with her sculpt aesthetic!

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Fukiko & Agnès

 

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