Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Dolls for the Whimsical Hearts


When I was little I had a box full of Barbie dolls. Something which I'm reluctant to admit as a grown up, if I may so myself. One thing I remember, though, I always had the urge to give my Barbie a "makeover" everytime I get a new one. Be it a scraggly haircut, a black marker hair dye, an unfortunate big red lip, or a disasterous pair of smokey panda eyes. Poor things, they had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. :)

Anyway, now all grown up, I get gooey eyed everytime I spot a strange and whimsical looking art doll. Seriously, if I had my way I would fill up my cabinets full of them! Here are some I found online, see if you feel the same way...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I love how eerily they seem to stare at us and I'll bet they look even more beautiful in person! Now, how could you not appreciate the time and effort put into creating these pieces of art, right? So it's no surprise that some of these dolls could burn a hole in your pocket. But of course, worth every penny. :)

Well, I'll leave you to more browsing. Each image leads to their links by only a click away!

Happy Tuesday! ♥


21 comments:

  1. Both odd and appealing they are....knowing they are one of a kind makes them even more special :)

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    1. The more odd they look, the more I like them! :)

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  2. Hello, Amalia, I am glad that my doll was observed. I also would like to have a lot of beautiful art dolls.

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    1. Your welcome, Vilma. I just visited your blog and I must say I'm speechless! You are a very talented artist, indeed.

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  3. Thanks for shining a spotlight on my little monster :)
    Looks like she's in some good company. Double Fox is one of my Etsy faves!

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    1. My pleasure, jo. I love all your dolls!

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  4. THANK YOU!!!! Very beautiful collection!!!!!!)))))

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  5. Me too! I used to make them when I was young but I don't have the inclination any more, I'd rather draw them! These are lovely. :)
    Jess x

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    1. Wow, you used to make dolls? I would love to see them!

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  6. Wow, Vilma's dolls are incredible. Thanks for sharing Amalia :D

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  7. I love dolls too, I have gone a bit mad with them just lately. There is this amazing Dutch artist who makes dolls and bears. I have just written about her on my blog. She is called Marijke van Ooijen.
    Thank you for showing this gorgeous collection I am now hopping over to the dollmakers' blogs.
    ManonX

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    1. Thank you for the link, Manon! I'm off to check it out now!

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  8. Thank you sooo much Amalia !Amazing collection !

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  9. Wow ! We are so happy to be amongst all these beauties !
    Thank you so much for inviting Azure !
    Love, Ildiko & Flavia ( DoubleFoxStudio )

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  10. Amalia, I too had several Barbie dolls with make overs. Like you I also dyed their hair using ink or whatever else I could and haircuts! I also used to love creating their wardrobe. I remember one time my barbies had an entire wardrobe composed of bright yellow fabric. I loved it but my mom wasn't do happy I cut off her nightgown

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    1. LOL! That's hilarious! I guess that shows creativity can come very, very early. :))

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  11. hmmm... there's something about the eyes. That seems to be the common thread.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Ted. (O_O)

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  12. these are each so wonderful Amalia!
    you have such wonderful taste in art and life ~

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  13. Hi Amalia, thank you so much for including my Art Doll :o)

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