Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Once Upon a Blythe

Featuring over 30 international doll artists, "Once Upon a Blythe" International exhibition at Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Australia will showcase the finest talent in Blythe customisation and artistry, http://www.augusteclown.com/blythe-dolls.html

Opening February 20th, all dolls will be available in person at the show and online. To be added to the special preview mailing list for information and photos, contact the gallery directly at:  info@augusteclown.com


Orchid's Designs is thrilled to be included amongst some of the top names in the Blythe world for this incredible curated show. For our entry we chose to interpret the tale of "Briar Rose" - the sleeping beauty who is cursed to stay in the world of dreams in a crumbling ruin until she is awoken by the kiss of true love. Brambles crawl up her pale legs, threatening to ensconce her forever.
beneath her long flittering lashes, she dreams.....
Briar Rose is a full art custom, painted and blushed with acrylics, artist pastels and sealed with UV and yellowing protectant. Her eyelids feature brambles and roses, hiding her dreams. 
She has 4 pairs of metallic hand-painted eye-chips, and her base doll was Takara official release Chocolate and Spice.
Her pure-neemo body has been modified with a new technique of burr-engraving the plastic, then setting, painting, and sealing. She wears a tattered lace dress of layers of tulle and vintage lace.

Please enjoy the preview photographs of her, until we are able to unveil her official photo series!

Late Start to 2015!!

Oops, a belated Happy New Year to everyone!! 

January is always my favourite month, and it is already almost over! I feel this year will fly by as well, just like last year.

Unfortunately I am noticing many of my older blog posts are having the images disconnected, and not able to be viewed. I think this is a problem with the varying hosting sites I use, whether it's flickr, facebook or tumblr. Sincerest apologies, I am trying to find a better solution to being able to continue blogging in 2015 - and have my images stay up here for many more years to be enjoyed!!

In the meantime, you can always visit me on these sites where I post frequently my newest work and glimpses of progress pieces:

facebook - www.facebook.com/orchidsdesigns
instagram - @monikaviktoriaart
flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/orchidsdesigns

In other news, we are preparing for a great Blythe themed exhibition next month here in Australia (more info in a future post very soon) and will be attending Blythefest AU in October, held in QLD, which I am very excited about!