Friday, November 18, 2016

Announcement of a Year

Hello everyone!
You most probably been wondering, where have I gone?
I must admit that I am more present on Facebook lately than on any other social media, but here I am back and bringing good news.
I have been working on a huge project since January - I have been making a tutorial for all of you who want to learn make a doll in my stile.
As it usually happens, from the planned couple of months it has taken me almost a year to bring it to the end, but finally - I did.
So here it is, listed on my Etsy Store .
I am revealing quite a few of my techniques there and explaining how to make all the parts of the doll and it's costume. If you follow it step by step, you should make yourself a doll like the one in photo below.

Happy doll making!
Dorote

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Just trying to catch up

Hello my dear friends who are still following this blog of mine!
I am having a hard time catching up with all the social media as the variety is overwhelming...
Lately I am mostly present on facebook  and on my personal web page dorotesdolls.com . And of course - more I work on dolls, less I have social life, and less I am present on the web.... well I guess that is the price I pay for being an artist. :)
Anyway if you are following my works, and wondering where have I gone - you have the links above to find me :)


Hugs to all of you!
your Dorote

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It is all about LOVE


Hello my dear friends and followers!
It's been a long while since I have been posting on my blog (shame on me of course). I find it quite hard to keep up with all this social media, as whenever I close myself in the studio - the time starts running extremely fast.
So enough of those words, and let present you my two latest dollies: Victoria and Albert - two happy shelf sitters who are made to be together.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My doll for DABIDA day

The news of the day - My "Joy" is going to be exhibited at DABIDA day (Netherlands, 21st April)
It is one of the first 3 nominations at yearly Hannie Sarris Doll Award. http://www.dabida.eu/Award_UK.php
The last picture before closing the box.
Have a safe trip my little one!


More pictures here

Monday, October 1, 2012

Time is shamelessly running ...

...and autumn is back again. And some kind of light nostalgia is wrapping me like a spider cell, and  making me feel lazy and sleepy and dreamy... or maybe I just starting feeling tired after an intense work which kept me up since the begging of this year.  At the end the Tireless Artist appears to be not so tireless, but still keeps being the Artist hehe
Today I am coming to my blog to post pictures of my two latest dolls.
"The lady in Waiting" from August, and "White Coffee with Ice" which I have finished a couple of days ago.

 More photos on my Facebook and Flickr
 Have a beautiful day everyone!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I have been published!

Great news - I have been published again - this time it was an interview in this beautiful magazine called "Lost & Found" together with many other wonderful artists! 
You can Read it Online or Download

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sister - an art doll from midsummer




And she is complete! I must admit that I am very happy with how she came out.
The costume was a great challenge for my fingers - it is hand sewed from more than 50 separate pieces. then her shoes - another crazy idea - how to make it look like a shiny leather without using leather. And a little rat - a best friend following her in her journeys. I have never sculpted anything this small and detailed. The little thing is 3 cm tall, it is sculpted from air dray clay over wire armature and flocked with natural mohair. It has even tiny whiskers made from my dog's hair.