Its Been A While

since I have posted. For the past month, I have been photographing big dolls on stage as they fly through the air in time to music.
Yes, thats my dancer daughter in the front. Proud mama moment. Now that dance recital season is over with photos processed and on my website available for happy parents to purchase, I can turn my time and energy to other photography projects. Namely, I can get back to photographing some new acquisitions into the collection. Before I do that however, I wanted to share something.
As a person who loves images and has an even greater love for capturing images, I enjoy going to Flickr to get inspired. I am constantly amazed at the wealth of creativity that can be found there. Yesterday, I saw edgar allan poe art doll a photo by a Flickr member whom I follow and who I truly enjoy trading witty comments with. On Flickr, her name is Malibu T. I knew she was a talented painter based on the photos she has shared but I was floored by the project she just shared.
This is what she started with: A Mattel Enchanted Evening Castle
source: Mattel, Inc.
And this is what she did with it:
** all photos below are under Malibu Ts copyright and are being used with her permission**

Holy cow!! She has also gone way above and beyond by sharing on her Flickr page how she did this. If you want to read about it, go here . Way cool!!
Yes, I know I am behind on responding to comments. I will be getting to those tomorrow.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2014/06/07/its-been-a-while/







Release Date: 5/20/2014
Retail: $34.95
I adore the red gowned Scarlett. I wonder though why the huge price difference between the white gowned Scarlett and the red one? Are there $45.00 worth of extra flounces on that white gown? If there is a 1/6 scale historic replica hoop skirt under there then they may have a point. If they dont, commemorative or not, Frankly my dear, I dont give a . . You fill in the blank.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2014/05/20/mattel-launches-commemorative-gone-with-the-wind-dolls/







I can do many things when it comes to doll collecting. I cannot do what Jon Copeland does. I cant even contemplate it. I can, however, observe, enjoy and photograph it.
For those who are interested, she was originally a Mila Barbie Doll .
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2014/05/22/reverence-for-the-repaint/