The 2014 doll Gallery is now ready and updated! In this photo gallery you will find my third series of dolls created that year: Honor, Fukiko, Magdalena, Haven, Maly, Jaya, Aglahé, Fei fan, Adami, Rachelle, Dawn and Beatrice! Thanks everyone for watching!
La Galerie photo de ma troisième famille de poupées créées en 2014 est maintenant mise à jour et prête à être visionnée! Vous y trouverez : Honor, Fukiko, Magdalena, Haven, Maly, Jaya, Aglahé, Fei fan, Adami, Rachelle, Dawn and Beatrice! Merci à tous!
*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!
*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUDITY PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED
Good evening my doll friends! This is the final part of 2014 dolls video and I hope you like them since it was not only an overview of my previous work, but also an experimentation on how to make simple videos! Thanks for watching!
Happy Sunday dear friends! I will make this short and sweet. Before I continue and leave you with more photos of Maly, it’s important for me to say that not only this doll was my last one from 2014, but it was also a new beginning for me. Though I did like sculpting her and loved her name background story, I did not have any chance with Maly: she had small cracks all over her shoulders, her arms and on her right ankle. As far as I knew it, I could not looked at this doll anymore and I even seriously asked myself, if I should make a post on her! Finally, by listening my heart, I thought It would not have been fair, not only for me, but also to all people who want to create polymer clay dolls, to not showing her. After deep thinking, I took a two months hiatus and make a new plan. In this plan, I made a small inventory of what I have accomplished after three years by making dolls. But deep down inside of me, it was time for change, in terms of materials and what I want to do next for the year 2015. I told myself, something different must be made for my future handmade dolls, both technically and aesthetically. I will get back on this topic on my next post and till than, enjoy your weekend my dear doll friends.
Good evening my doll friends! After a week following New York Spring/Summer 2016 fashion week, I was pleased with many shows that I saw live on newyorkfashionweeklive.com . I especially loved what I saw, of course, at Mara Hoffman, but also at Anna Sui, Custo Barcelona, Dennis Basso and Monique Lhuillier. They all work with great textiles, strong looks, lovely colors and lots of femininity mostly with flowers, whether they were printed, embroidered or beaded. As you can see, I’m not too much for big labels, though I love a few of them and now it is time for me to get back to dolls! Speaking of flowers, meet the blossom Maly. Though, this name sounds like Mally, which origin is Latin and means “sweet”, my version is Cambodian. Maly, which you pronounce, ma-hlee, meaning flower blossom in Cambodian and its origin is from Khmer majority. Khemer people are a predominant ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting for approximately 90% of its population. Theircivilizationmainlyflourishedbetween 800 to 1370 and they were known for their remarkablearchitecture. Also, like most of the meanings of Cambodian names, they are generally very simple and reference positive attributes, Maly’s is no exception. She is calm, smiling even if an inner drama touches her, she doesn’t like to bother those around her and keeps her problems to herself. Her attitude is stable and fairly easy to live with. She is also very intuitive and trustful. As a final word, this doll was entirely made in Living doll clay (beige), yes I said it, Living Doll! Tonight, I won’t explain what happened next with this clay, once baked, because I think you all have a tiny idea…and I prefer to keep it for my next post. Though this clay makes me nervous every time I use it, I had to try it for the beige color flesh and to compare it with other polymer clay beige colors: Prosculpt, Fimo Puppen and Fimo Soft. She stands 18 ½” (47 cm) , has handmade brown glass eyes and was the last doll created in 2014 (November). Thanks for watching my dear friends and more photos of Maly will be featured this weekend.
Good evening everyone! Before I continue with more photos of Magdalena, as someone who’s working in the fashion industry, the New York fashion week kicked off last week and lots of great american fashion designers will be showing their latest creations and I can’t not allow myself to miss it! So don’t be surprised if I post some fashion catwalks on my website…it will give me a small break from dolls this week. Of course, I will mainly post only fashion designers who share my love for ethnic textiles. Thanks everyone once again and I am living you with more pictures of Magdalena.
Meet Magdalena the Afro Latina. Inspire from gorgeous black women from the Dominican Republic, Magdalena was made of a mix of Living Doll and Prosculpt polymer clay and stand 18” (45,7 cm) tall. Just to be advise you, that I will be touching on a delicate subject which is a result related to slavery and especially in the Antilles and Latin Countries in general. As Canadian of Haitian descend, I could not avoid this sensitive subject: skin color! Over the years, I have followed racial classification, among Dominicans, has been fraught with color-ism – as a desire to avoid being cast as Afro-Dominican (synonymous with Haitian ancestry). Sad to admit that, but more alarming, many Dominicans are in fact themselves descendants of former African slaves. Also, many prefer to be associated as Native or of Spanish descend just in order to avoid the undesirable social mark of being perceived as black. In an opinion article, Black lives under attack in the Dominican Republic: Why this crisis deserves our attention, written by Richard Scott Brookshire III explores the subject delicately, http://thegrio.com/2015/06/19/black-lives-haiti-dominican-republic/. I can’t not tell you, that this article made me cry, but also made me tougher as a human being! As a citizen of the world, as a women and as an artist, I want to celebrate international beauty at it’s best, in all shades, in all backgrounds and in all it’s splendor. Dolls are the best way for me to express the beauty of these differences. So I say it out loud, let’s all celebrate it!!!! Magdalena was created for this reason! More photos of her will be posted, stay tuned.
Hi everyone! Here are more photos of Haven! The name Haven is an English baby boy name and it’s meaning is: Place of safety, a shelter or a safe place. They say that people with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community and a need to work with others and to be appreciated. They are also dynamic, visionary and versatile people who are able to make constructive use of freedom. As some of you may have noticed, I love the true meaning or the history of a name. A name is truly personal and behind it there is maybe a rich history. It is very important for everyone to know that the power of a name and its value has long been immortalized in prose, poetry and religious ceremonies. Also, everyone recognizes himself or herself by a name and that is what separates us, human beings, from animals. For final words, when I made her, I did not have someone specific in mind, but I do admit she look a bit Asian! Thanks again for watching!